United States' 76 mm Gun Penetration tables

Weapon 76 mm M12,5, M1A12, M1A1C2, M1A22 76 mm M1A17,
76 mm M1A27, L/557
76 mm T36
Type of Ammunition M62 APC-T
APC M625
T-4 HVAP-T APCBC APC2 HVAP2 APCBC7 HVAP7 APC6 HVAP6
Weight (lb)               15.447 9.47 15.46  
Velocity (ft/sec) 2,6005         2,6002 3,4002 2,6007 3,4007 2,6006  
°   30   30 30 30 30 307 307 06  
Armor Penetration (mm)                      
100 yards                      
500 yards               947 1587    
1000 yards 4"5             897 1347 1006 1856
1500 yards               817 1177    
2000 yards               767 997    
2500 yards                      
100 meters                      
500 meters 98 97 150   94, 104.2   158        
1000 meters 90 90 132   89, 96.7 882 1332, 134        
1500 meters   81, 80   116 81, 80   117        
2000 meters   76, 74     76   99        
2500 meters                      
Effective Range (yards) 16,1005                    
HE               14,2007      
Smoke               2,0007      
Shot               3,5007      

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
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site

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