United States' 75 mm Gun Penetration tables

Weapon 75 mm M21,2,4,6, L/316
Type of Ammunition   AP1 APC M61 M89 Smoke APC APCBC6
Weight (lb)     14.96 6.61   14.46
Velocity (ft/sec) 1,8004, 1,8602 1,860 1,926 850   1,9306
° 302 30 20   30 306
Armor Penetration (mm)            
100 yards            
500 yards            
1000 yards           626
1500 yards           486
2000 yards           406
2500 yards            
100 meters            
500 meters 602 601 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           13,3006
Smoke           1,5006
Shot           3,5006
Weapon 75 mm M32,4,6, L/406
Type of Ammunition APC6 M61 APC M89 Smoke AP APCBC APCBC M61  
Weight (lb) 14.966 14.96 6.61        
Velocity (ft/sec) 2,0306 2,024 860   2,300   2,3002,4
° 306   20 30   30 30 30 302
Armor Penetration (mm)                  
100 yards                  
500 yards 706                
1000 yards 596                
1500 yards 556                
2000 yards 506                
2500 yards                  
100 meters                  
500 meters   68 2.9-3.4" 70   76, 70 75.3 100 702
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 14,0006                
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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