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Italy - Breda Modello 38

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Breda Modello 38
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History
The Breda model 38 was the Italian army standard vehicle mounted machine gun.
ManufacturerBreda Meccanica Bresciana
Manufactured1937 - 1943
Calibre7.92mm
LengthL/98
Rate of Fire200 rpm
 
7.92×57mm Mauser(AP)
7.92mm 0.012Kg 910M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 8mm @ 100mtr/30° ( ≈ 9mm/0°)
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.17
Penetration(mm@30°) 6
Penetration(mm@0°) 7
Hit Probability(%) 98

Vehicles in our database using this gun
Vehicle NameCommon Name
 Auto Blinda 41 Armoured Car 
 Auto Blinda 40 Armoured Car 
 Carro Armato M11/39 Medium Tank 
 Auto Blinda 43 Armoured Car 
 Fiat Ansaldo L6/40 Light Tank 
 Fiat Ansaldo L6/40 Centro Radia 
 

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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