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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 302                      
8 mm Breda modello 38                      
13.2 mm MG; 13.2 mm Breda Model 31 MG2                      
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 lb1 2,060'/sec, 2,067'/sec1   30     26  
47 mmAPC     30    5543  
65 mm                      
75 mm Ansaldo L/182 AP 13.9 lb1 1,394.4'/sec2, 1,562'/sec1
425 m1
10,454.9 yards2
9,560 m2
             
HE     8,200 yards1              
75 mm L/18 howitzer1
75 mm Model 34 L/185
75 mm Ansaldo L/182
                     
75 mm L/342
75 mm Model 34 L/345
    2,047.2'/sec2
624 m/sec2
13,670.2 yards2
12,500 m2
             
90 mm3
Ansaldo M90/53 Model 39
90 mm L/534
90 mm Model 41, L/531
AP 22.2 lb1 2,756'/sec1 15,000 yards1 01   5.63"1     
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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