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76mm Gun M1A1 L/55

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Weapon Details
76mm Gun M1A1 L/55 Blank
(AP Armor Piercing)
76.20mm 6.8Kg 792M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 88mm@1000m
Flight Time(Secs) 0.13 0.26 0.53 1.13 1.8 2.56 3.42 4.42
Penetration(mm@30°) 129 119 109 96 84 72 62 52
Penetration(mm@0°) 149 138 126 111 97 84 72 61
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 96 77 44 25 15

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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