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Italy's Gun Penetration tables

Weapon Type of
Ammunition
Weight Velocity Range ° Thickness of armor penetrated
100 m 500 yards 500 m 1000 m 1500 m 2000 m
6.5 mm Breda Model 30                      
8 mm Breda modello 38                      
13.2 mm MG; 13.2 mm Breda Model 31 MG                      
20 mm                      
20 mm Bred modello 35 AA; 20 mm modello 35 L/65                      
37 mm                      
37 mm Vickers-Termi L/21                      
47/32 mm Model 37; 47 mm Model 37 L/32 Ansaldo; 47 mm L/32AP 3.25 lb 2,060'/sec, 2,067'/sec   30     26  
47 mmAPC     30    5543  
65 mm                      
75 mm Ansaldo L/18 AP 13.9 lb 1,394.4'/sec, 1,562'/sec
425 m
10,454.9 yards
9,560 m
             
HE     8,200 yards              
75 mm L/18 howitzer
75 mm Model 34 L/18
75 mm Ansaldo L/18
                     
75 mm L/34
75 mm Model 34 L/34
    2,047.2'/sec
624 m/sec
13,670.2 yards
12,500 m
             
90 mm
Ansaldo M90/53 Model 39
90 mm L/53
90 mm Model 41, L/53
AP 22.2 lb 2,756'/sec 15,000 yards 0   5.63"     
30       101    
105 mm L/25                      
Canone da 149/40 modello 35; 149 mm Model 35, L/40                      

Sources:

  1. Tank Data, Aberdeen Proving Grounds Series, 1968?
  2. Italian Medium Tanks in Action, Nicola Pignato, 2001
  3. The Encyclopedia of Tanks and Armored Fighting Vehicles - The Comprehensive Guide to Over 900 Armored Fighting Vehicles From 1915 to the Present Day, General Editor: Christopher F. Foss, 2002
  4. The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, Chris Bishop, 1998
  5. Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World War Two, Peter Chamberlain and Hilary Doyle, 1999
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