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Britain - Ordnance Q.F. 3.7inch AA

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Ordnance Q.F. 3.7inch AA
(Anti Aircraft)
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Manufactured1937 - 1945
Calibre94mm
LengthL/50
 
AP(AP)
94mm 12.96Kg 792M/Sec
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.13 0.26 0.53 1.1 1.74 2.43 3.21 4.07
Penetration(mm@30°) 199 187 174 158 142 127 113 100
Penetration(mm@0°) 230 217 202 183 164 147 131 116
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 98 77 48 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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