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United States' 76 mm Gun Penetration tables

Weapon 76 mm M1, M1A1, M1A1C, M1A2 76 mm M1A1,
76 mm M1A2, L/55
76 mm T3
Type of Ammunition M62 APC-T
APC M62
T-4 HVAP-T APCBC APC HVAP APCBC HVAP APC HVAP
Weight (lb)               15.44 9.4 15.4  
Velocity (ft/sec) 2,600         2,600 3,400 2,600 3,400 2,600  
°   30   30 30 30 30 30 30 0  
Armor Penetration (mm)                      
100 yards                      
500 yards               94 158    
1000 yards 4"             89 134 100 185
1500 yards               81 117    
2000 yards               76 99    
2500 yards                      
100 meters                      
500 meters 98 97 150   94, 104.2   158        
1000 meters 90 90 132   89, 96.7 88 133, 134        
1500 meters   81, 80   116 81, 80   117        
2000 meters   76, 74     76   99        
2500 meters                      
Effective Range (yards) 16,100                    
HE               14,200      
Smoke               2,000      
Shot               3,500      

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. Allied Artillery of World War Two, Ian V. Hogg, 1998
  7. Western Allied Tanks 1939-45, David Porter, 2009
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