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France - 75 mm Schneider BS

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Weapon Details
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75 mm Schneider BS
(Tank Gun)
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History
Based on the 75 T Schneider trench mortar the Blockhaus Schneider was a modification for installation in the Schneider CA1tank.
Manufactured1916 - 1918
Calibre75mm
LengthL/10
Rate of Fire4rpm
 
75mm fieldgun Mle 1897 short shell(HE)
75mm 5.3Kg 200M/Sec ≈0.795Kg explosive
Range(Mtr)10002000300040005000600070008000
Flight Time(Secs) 5.77 13.64 25 42.91 75.07 150.71
Burst radius Infantry in open 99% kill3 mtr Burst radius Infantry in open 66% kill7 mtr
Burst radius Infantry in open 33% kill19 mtr  Armour Penetration inc roof at 1 mtr2 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 19 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 2 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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