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United States' 3" Gun Penetration tables

Weapon Type of
Ammunition
Weight
(lb)
Velocity
(ft/sec)
Range ° Thickness (mm) of armor penetrated
100 m 500 m 1000 yards 1000 m 1500 m 2000 m
3" M5 (76.2 mm)   15.43   16,100 yards
14,720 m
20     3.85"
96.3
96.3    
APHE       30       85    
APC 15.4 2,800   0     100      
APC M62       30   97   90 80 74
3" M7 AP M79 26.8 2,600   20   4.7-3.2"   3.9-2.8"    

Sources:

  1. 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
  2. British and American Tanks of World War Two, The Complete Illustrated History of British, American, and Commonwealth Tanks 1933-1945, Peter Chamberlain and Chris Ellis, 1969
  3. World War II Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics, Gordon L Rottman, 2005
  4. Tanks of World War II, Duncan Crow, 1979
  5. Armour In Profile #3 M.4 A3 E8 Sherman, Peter Chamberlain, Chris Ellis, ?
  6. US Army Handbook 1939-1945, George Forty, 1995
  7. Allied Artillery of World War Two, Ian V. Hogg, 1998
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