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Britain
Humber Armoured Car Mk I, II, III

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General Details
Specifications
Operational Date(s)1941
Ordnance classification
Quantity Produced0
Weightunknown
Crew3
M.G's small1
M.G's large(>10mm)1
Length4.62 mtr
Width2.18 mtr
Height2.40 mtr
Engine Details/Performance
Max Road Speed45 mph
Max Cross Country Speedunknown
Range Road0 miles
Range Cross Countryunknown
Fuel TypeUnknown
Fuel Capacityunknown
Horse Power0 hp
Power/Weightunknown
General Information

Armour Details
Turret
Frontn/a
Siden/a
Rearn/a
Topn/a
Superstructure
Frontn/a
Siden/a
Rearn/a
Topn/a
Hull
Frontn/a
Siden/a
Rearn/a
Topn/a
Armour (x)mm @ (y)° (Effective mm @ 0°)



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BESA Machine Gun 7.92mm
(Machine Gun)
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History
Developed by BSA from the Czechoslovak ZB vz.53 heavy machine gun which used the German 7.92×57mm Mauser ammunition. It was mostly used as the main armament of the Light Tank Mk VIC and Armoured cars such as the Humber Mk I to Mk III.

This 7.92mm gun was used in the armoured divisions as their supply lines were separated from the infantry who used .303 bullets. Once the British started capturing German ammunition this could be immediately used in these tank machine guns.
Manufactured1939 - 1966
Calibre7.92mm
LengthL/93
Rate of Fire450 rpm
 
Ammunition Details
Name/Id Calibre Weight MVelocity Explosive Content
Cartridge SA, 7.92(AP)
7.92mm 0.012Kg 785M/Sec
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.15
Penetration(mm@30°) 2
Penetration(mm@0°) 3
Hit Probability(%) 98


Weapon Details
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BESA Machine Gun 15mm
(Machine Gun)
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History
Developed by BSA from the Czechoslovak ZB vz.60 heavy machine gun which used 15mm ammunition.

This 15mm gun was used in the armoured divisions as their supply lines were separated from the infantry who used .303 bullets. Once the British started capturing German ammunition this could be immediately used in these tank machine guns.
Manufactured1940 - 1949
Calibre15mm
LengthL/80
Rate of Fire450 rpm
 
Ammunition Details
Name/Id Calibre Weight MVelocity Explosive Content
Cartridge S.A. Ball 15mm Mark Iz(AP)
15mm 0.075Kg 883M/Sec
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.12 0.26 0.63
Penetration(mm@30°) 12 9 6
Penetration(mm@0°) 14 11 7
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98

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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