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United States' 75 mm Gun Penetration tables

Weapon 75 mm M2, L/31
Type of Ammunition   AP APC M61 M89 Smoke APC APCBC
Weight (lb)     14.96 6.61   14.4
Velocity (ft/sec) 1,800, 1,860 1,860 1,926 850   1,930
° 30 30 20   30 30
Armor Penetration (mm)            
100 yards            
500 yards            
1000 yards           62
1500 yards           48
2000 yards           40
2500 yards            
100 meters            
500 meters 60 60 2.6-3.1"   65  
1000 meters   53 2.3-2.7"   55  
1500 meters   46     49  
2000 meters            
2500 meters            
Effective Range (yards)            
HE           13,300
Smoke           1,500
Shot           3,500
Weapon 75 mm M3, L/40
Type of Ammunition APC M61 APC M89 Smoke AP APCBC APCBC M61  
Weight (lb) 14.96 14.96 6.61        
Velocity (ft/sec) 2,030 2,024 860   2,300   2,300
° 30   20 30   30 30 30 30
Armor Penetration (mm)                  
100 yards                  
500 yards 70                
1000 yards 59                
1500 yards 55                
2000 yards 50                
2500 yards                  
100 meters                  
500 meters   68 2.9-3.4" 70   76, 70 75.3 100 70
1000 meters   60 2.6-3.1" 59   63 62, 68.5 93  
1500 meters       55   51 48, 55 82  
2000 meters       40, 50     40 77  
2500 meters                  
Effective Range (yards)                  
HE 14,000                
Smoke                  
Shot                  

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. Western Allied Tanks 1939-45, David Porter, 2009
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