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United States - 57mm Antitank Gun M1

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57mm Antitank Gun M1 Blank
Manufactured1941 - 1945
Calibre57mm
 
AP(AP)
57mm 2.85Kg 900M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 64mm@2000m
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.11 0.23 0.48 1.03 1.69 2.47 3.42 4.61
Penetration(mm@30°) 96 87 78 66 56 46 38 29
Penetration(mm@0°) 111 101 91 77 65 54 44 34
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 98 81 48 25 8

Vehicles in our database using this gun
Vehicle NameCommon Name
 57 mm Gun Motor Carriage T48 
 T18E2 Boarhound Armoured Car 
 SU-57 
 

Hit probability is based on a static 2 x 2.4 metre panel at 0 degrees(vertical) at the range specified.

The data that has been used to create these records has come from Wikipedia, The Lone Sentry, The Bundes Archive and numerous books and websites that have provided the detailed information that has not been available anywhere else. The information we use to calculate the penetration tables, flight times and the hit probability comes from the Gun Calibre, the Shell Mass(Kg) and the muzzle velocity, plus range reductions to allow for gravity and wind resistance. This calculation originally came from a pre-war Krupp calculation which has been modified, and seems to fit the actual test results.

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