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United States' 37 mm Gun Penetration tables

Weapon 37 mm M3A16,7 37 mm M5, M6 L/56 37 mm M3A1, M5, M6
Type of Ammunition   AP3 M51 APC9, APC3,7 APHE APC APC M51B1, M51B2 M2 Canister HE M63
Weight (lb) 1.9216   1.92 lb9     3.48 3.49 3.13
Velocity (ft/sec)     2,9009   2,545, 2,900 2,900 2,500 2,600
° 206 903 07 30 903 30 30 90 20    
Armor Penetration (mm)                      
100 yards                      
500 yards     619                
1000 yards 2.1"6
52.56
  557                
1500 yards                      
2000 yards                      
2500 yards                      
100 meters                      
500 meters   363   50 613 30 46, 48   2.4-2.1"    
1000 meters 52.5           42 1.8" 2.1-1.8"    
1500 meters             37, 40        
2000 meters             37        
2500 meters                      
Effective Range (yards) 12,8506                    
HE                      
Smoke                      
Shot                      
Weapon 37 mm M62,8, L/578 37 mm M1A2 37 mm M9 37 mm M1A2, M9
Type of Ammunition   APC8 APC M59 APC M59 APC M80 HE M54
Weight (lb)   1.928 3.19 3.39 3.15 2.68
Velocity (ft/sec) 2,5452 2,9008 2,050 2,800 3,050 2,600
° 302 306 20 20 20  
Armor Penetration (mm)            
100 yards            
500 yards   468        
1000 yards   428        
1500 yards   408        
2000 yards   378        
2500 yards            
100 meters            
500 meters 482   1-1.9" 2.2-1.9" 3.1-2.6"  
1000 meters     0.6" 1.3-1.2" 2.2-2"  
1500 meters            
2000 meters            
2500 meters            
Effective Range (yards)            
HE   3,0008        
Smoke            
Shot   1,0008        

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
  8. Western Allied Tanks 1939-45, David Porter, 2009
  9. US Anti-tank Artillery 1941-45, Steven J. Zaloga, 2005
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