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Britain - Bren Gun

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Bren Gun
(Machine Gun)
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History
The Bren gun was licenced from the Czechoslovak ZB vz.27 light machine gun which was designed and manufactured in Brno from 1935.

It fired the standard British .303 rifle round.
Manufactured1930 - 2004
Calibre7.70mm
LengthL/82
Rate of Fire500 rpm
 
Standard british .303 round(AP)
7.70mm 0.017Kg 783M/Sec
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.15
Penetration(mm@30°) 4
Penetration(mm@0°) 5
Hit Probability(%) 98


 
Standard british .303 round - HPBT(MG)
7.70mm 0.01Kg 761M/Sec
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.17
Penetration(mm@30°) 1
Penetration(mm@0°) 2
Hit Probability(%) 98

Vehicles in our database using this gun
Vehicle NameCommon Name
 Beaverette MKIBeaverbug 
 Antitank SP17pdr M10Achilles 
 AEC Armoured Car Mark I 
 AEC Armoured Car Mark II 
 AEC Armoured Car Mark III 
 Beaverette MKIIBeaverbug 
 Beaverette MKIIIBeaverbug 
 Bishop 25 pdrBishop 
 Universal CarrierBren Carrier 
 Bison 
 Daimler Dingo MkI, II, III 
 

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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