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United States - 155mm Howitzer M1

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Weapon Details
Flag of World War 2 United States
155mm Howitzer M1 Blank
Manufactured1941 - unknown
Calibre155mm
LengthL/23
HE M102 Shell(HE)
155mm 43.13Kg 564M/Sec 7.160Kg explosive
Maximum Range 14000 Mtr
Range(Mtr)10002000300040005000600070008000
Flight Time(Secs) 1.9 4.07 6.6 9.56 13.09 17.36 22.63 29.32
Burst radius Infantry in open 99% kill5 mtr Burst radius Infantry in open 66% kill11 mtr
Burst radius Infantry in open 33% kill27 mtr  Armour Penetration inc roof at 2 mtr21 mm
An explosion within 5 mtr of infantry in the open will cause 99% casualties - lethal.
An explosion within 11 mtr of infantry in the open will cause > 66% casualties and could damage some AFV's.
An explosion within 27 mtr of infantry in the open will cause 33% casualties.
The blast effect of this shell exploding within 2 mtr of an armoured vehicle will penetrate 21 mm of the tank armour including the roof.

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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