15cm sIG 33 L/11 15cm schwere Infanteriegeschutz 33 L/11
(translates as Heavy Artillery)
Standard German army heavy infantry gun originally issued in 1927 was still being produced at the end or the war. This gun was also mounted on a number of motorised chassis such as the 15cm s.I.G 33 Gw II(A,B,C,F).
1927 - 1945
Rate of Fire
Calibre Weight MVelocity
15cm I Gr 33(HE)
150mm 38Kg 240M/Sec
Maximum Range 4700 Mtr
Burst radius Infantry in open 99% kill
Burst radius Infantry in open 66% kill
Burst radius Infantry in open 33% kill
Armour Penetration inc roof at 2 mtr
An explosion within 6 mtr of infantry in the open will cause 99% casualties - lethal.
An explosion within 12 mtr of infantry in the open will cause > 66% casualties and could damage some AFV's.
An explosion within 30 mtr of infantry in the open will cause 33% casualties.
The blast effect of this shell exploding within 2 mtr of an armoured vehicle will penetrate 24 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.