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Italy - cannone da 65/17 Mod. 1913

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cannone da 65/17 Mod. 1913
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History
This was a lightweight mountain gun normally used for High Explosive, but did fire anti tank in the North Africa Campaign and in the Spanish Civil war.
Manufactured1913 - 1940
Calibre65mm
LengthL/17
 
65mm AP(AP)
65mm 4.2Kg 355M/Sec
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.29 0.58 1.2 2.57 4.15 5.98 8.14 10.72
Penetration(mm@30°) 42 38 35 30 25 21 17 13
Penetration(mm@0°) 49 45 41 35 30 25 20 16
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 96 44 15 3 2 0



65mm HE(HE)
65mm 4.3Kg 348M/Sec ≈0.645Kg explosive
Maximum Range 6800 Mtr
Range(Mtr)10002000300040005000600070008000
Flight Time(Secs) 3.4 8.31 16.02 29.91 62.32 224.35
Burst radius Infantry in open 99% kill3 mtr Burst radius Infantry in open 66% kill7 mtr
Burst radius Infantry in open 33% kill18 mtr  Armour Penetration inc roof at 1 mtr1 mm
An explosion within 3 mtr of infantry in the open will cause 99% casualties - lethal.
An explosion within 7 mtr of infantry in the open will cause > 66% casualties and could damage some AFV's.
An explosion within 18 mtr of infantry in the open will cause 33% casualties.
The blast effect of this shell exploding within 1 mtr of an armoured vehicle will penetrate 1 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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