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United States' 57 mm Gun Penetration tables

Weapon Type of
Ammunition
Weight
(lb)
Velocity
(ft/sec)
Range ° Thickness (mm) of armor penetrated
100 m 500 yards 500 m 1000 yards 1000 m 1500 m 2000 m
57 mm M16,7   6.286     206       2.7"6
67.56
     
APCHE       30         70    
AP       30         70    
AP M70, APC M708 6.288, 12.82 2,9508       1008          
  30     78   64 55 50
  20     3.9-3.2"   2.9-2.4"    
APC7       07       687      
APDS8           1608          
APC M86 13.88 2,700   20     3.3-3.4"   2.9-3.1"    
57 mm M1A1, M1A23 AP3       203         733    

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. US Anti-tank Artillery 1941-45, Steven J. Zaloga, 2005
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