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76mm Gun M2

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Weapon Details
76mm Gun M2 Blank
(AP Armor Piercing)
76.20mm 6.94Kg 800M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 88mm@1000m
Flight Time(Secs) 0.13 0.26 0.53 1.12 1.78 2.53 3.39 4.38
Penetration(mm@30°) 132 122 112 98 86 74 64 53
Penetration(mm@0°) 153 142 130 114 100 86 74 62
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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