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Germany - 1.5cm MG 151
1.5cm Maschinengewehr 151
(translates as Machine Gun)

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1.5cm MG 151
1.5cm Maschinengewehr 151
(translates as Machine Gun)
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photo of 1.5cm MG 151 from Wikipedia
ManufacturerWaffenfabrik Mauser
Manufactured1940 - 1945
Calibre15mm
Rate of Fire750 rpm
 
Pz Spreg(AP)
15mm 0.115Kg 705M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 15mm @ 100mtr/25° ( ≈ 16mm/0°)
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.15 0.33 0.78
Penetration(mm@30°) 14 11 7
Penetration(mm@0°) 17 13 9
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98

Vehicles in our database using this gun
Vehicle NameCommon Name
 SdKfz 251/21 Ausf D 3 x 1.5cm Flak SP AA Hanomag 
 

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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