8,8 cm PzGr 39 Performance

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Mobius
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Re: 8,8 cm PzGr 39 Performance

Post by Mobius » 18 Jan 2020 15:57

Miles Krogfus wrote:
18 Jan 2020 05:44
Published in 1939, the FT 125 for the Model 39 gun lists these striking velocities using the BR 350A projectile of 6.3 kg. with a MV of 662 m/s:
100 meters 651 m/s
300 meters 631 m/s .
500 meters 611 m/s
1000 meters 564 m/s
1500 meters 519 m/s
2000 meters 478 m/s
2500 meters 440 m/s
3000 meters 404 m/s
3500 meters 372 m/s
4000 meters 345 m/s
Thanks Miles. Very similar to the firing table I posted of the BR-350 which was ~6.5 kg. It does make one wonder if they had the right shell in that.

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Re: 8,8 cm PzGr 39 Performance

Post by critical mass » 22 Jan 2020 22:42

Mobius wrote:
17 Jan 2020 15:15
The PDF can be downloaded from here:
https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/dodmilintel/66/
On page IV the weight is given as 14.3 lb. which is 6.486 kg. The Russians give the BR-350 kg as 6.5 and the BR-350A as 6.3 kg. The later BR-350B is also 6.5 kg.
Here's a link to the Model 39 on a Russian site.
https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/76-мм_див ... года_(УСВ)
Yes, You are right. Mea culpa.

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