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Written by David Boyd   
Thursday, 01 January 2009 21:23

British Gun penetration tables

Below are penetration values for British guns, for the plate type "HH" is armour of high hardness, "MQ" is machineable quality armour i.e. rolled homogenous and "FH" is face hardened armour.

Gun

Ammunition

Muzzle Velocity

Angle

Plate

500 Yards

1000 Yards

2000 Yards

Boys AT

Mk II

2950fps

0

HH

17.5

12.4

-

Boys AT

Mk II

2950fps

30

HH

12

10.2

-

2pdr

AP Shell

2600fps

30

MQ

42

36

-

2pdr

AP

2600fps

30

MQ

46

38

22

2pdr

AP HV

2800fps

30

MQ

51

41

24

2pdr

APCBC

2650fps

30

MQ

54

47

35

2pdr

Littlejohn Mk I

4400fps

30

MQ

90

71

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6pdr Mk II/II

AP

2650fps

30

MQ

73

62

41

 

 

 

30

FH

64

51

31

6pdr Mk II/III

AP

2800fps

30

MQ

79

66

44

 

 

 

30

FH

69

55

34

6pdr Mk II/III

APC

2800fps

30

MQ

72

61

40

 

 

 

30

FH

88

72

45

6pdr Mk II/III

APCBC

2630fps

30

MQ

68

60

44

 

 

 

30

FH

80

73

57

6pdr Mk IV/V

AP

2900fps

30

MQ

82

71

48

6pdr Mk IV/V

APC

2900fps

30

MQ

78

67

44

 

 

 

30

FH

93

76

48

6pdr Mk IV/V

APCBC

2780fps

30

MQ

86

80

68

 

 

 

30

FH

97

82

64

Assumed IV/V

APCR

-

30

MQ

109

90

75

Assumed IV/V

APDS

4000fps

0

MQ

173

153

119

 

 

 

30

MQ

138

123

95

25pdr

AP

1550fps

30

MQ

63

54

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17pdr

AP

2900fps

30

MQ

118

110

89

17pdr

APC

2900fps

30

MQ

121

109

84

17pdr

APCBC

2900fps

30

MQ

140

131

111

17pdr

APDS

3950fps

30

MQ

209

192

161

77mm

APCBC

2575fps

30

MQ

120

110

90

77mm

APDS

 

30

MQ

182

165

130

Sources - See individual weapon for more details

 

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