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Britain - 4.5in Gun Mk II

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Weapon Details
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4.5in Gun Mk II
(Field Gun)
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History
Modified 60pdr firing a modern shell
Manufactured1940 - 1945
Calibre114mm
LengthL/41
Rate of Fire2rpm
 
Shell HE S/L 4.5in Mk ID(HE)
114mm 24.9Kg 685M/Sec ≈3.735Kg explosive
Maximum Range 18745 Mtr
Range(Mtr)10002000300040005000600070008000
Flight Time(Secs) 1.6 3.54 5.94 9 13 18.49 26.48 39.16
Burst radius Infantry in open 99% kill4 mtr Burst radius Infantry in open 66% kill9 mtr
Burst radius Infantry in open 33% kill23 mtr  Armour Penetration inc roof at 1 mtr11 mm
An explosion within 4 mtr of infantry in the open will cause 99% casualties - lethal.
An explosion within 9 mtr of infantry in the open will cause > 66% casualties and could damage some AFV's.
An explosion within 23 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 11 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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