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I ?: <: : ? J ANUARY 1945


Various models of the latest enemy Armored Force Vehicles encountered
and captured on the battlefield were shipped t o the Ordnance Research
and Development Center, Aberdeen, Maryland, for tests and examination.
Ballistic tests revealed the need for armor piercing ammunition with
greater penetrative power t o defeat the thick oblique armor plate being
used. Immediate steps were taken to provide our troops with ammunition
for the 90mm guns which possess the required penetrative ability. Three
armor piercing rounds for the Gun, 9Omm, M3 have been developed a1
detailed description of each and comparative penetration performarrws,
Y
are presented in this brochure.
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T A B L E OF
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Shot, Fired, H . V . , , a . , DOmm, T10El.6
Text . . . . . . . ; u+. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Text . . . . . . : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Illustration oi A?ol et e round. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Illustration oPAot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Firing Ta bl e - ~z ~. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
1l l ust rat i on. anet rat i on of gun mantlet of "Panther" Tank. . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Illustration : E~net r at i on of glacis plate of "Panther" Tank. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
I l l u s t r a t i o ~ n e t r a t i o n of lower nose plate of "Panther" Tank. . . . . . . . . 5
Armor ~' eneT~ation Curve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
5;zs
. ,
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Shot, ~ i x e d ~ ~ i ' . , 90mrn, T33
Text . ? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
1 l l us f i a ~i a of complete round. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
I l l ust r d! $~ of shot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Firin%'"P.&le. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - 8
Firi~~g+:%ble. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Illusth@on: Penetration of glacis plate of "Panther" Tank. . . . . . . . . . . .
C O N T E N T S * - t 3
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Illustration: Penetration of glacis plate of "Panther" Tank. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Armor Penetration Curve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ll
Projectile, Fixed, A.P.C.-T., 90mm, M82
Text. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Illustration of complete round. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Illustration of projectile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Firing Table. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Firing Table. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Illustration: Penetration 254 in. armor plate (55" obliq.) . .
Illustration: Penetration 254 in. armor plate (55" obliq.) . .
Illustration: Penetration 1% in. armor plate (55" obliq.) . .
Armor Penetration Curve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General
Illustration: Comparison of complete rounds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Aiming Dat a Chart 90-B-1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Aiming Dat a Chart 90-C-3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
SHOT, FIXED, H.V., A.P.-T., 90mm, T30E16.
DESCRIPTION. The Shot, N.V., A.P.-T., 90mm, T30ElG
is issued as a fised complete round for the Gun, 90mm,
R43 mounted in Gun Jl ot or Carriage, At36 or 313631 and
Heavy Tank, T26E3. The shot is a light weight projectile,
consisting of a tungsten carbide core, aluminum body with
nose plug and windshield and steel base tracer loaded.
Length :
Shot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13.20 in.
. . . . . . Complete Round .35.90 in.
Weight :
Shot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16.70 lb.
. . . . . . Complete Round .3G.00 I b. (Approx.)
h1uzzle Velocity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,350 f/s
PURPOSE. Thi s i s a special hyper-velocit?y, armor piercing
round for attack of heatlily armored vehicles. I t gives greatly
increased penetratire pe~f ormance 11p t o 2,000 yards range
over the standard i1.P.P.-T., Projectile, 90mn2, 3182. I t i s
especially qfectire at shorter ranges. Si nce tztngsten carbide
i s a critical material these projectiles shoztld be nsed spari ngl ?~
and onl y when the sitzration requires increased armor pene-
tration. This shot will penetrate all plates of the German
Pz Kpfw V "Panther" and "King Tiger" Tanks. IT WILL
DEFEAT THE GLACIS PLATE OF TIIE "PANTHER" AT RANGES
UP TO 450 YARDS AND OF THE "KING TIGER" AT 100 YARDS
RANGE. UP TO RANGES OF 800 YARDS TIIE SHOT WILL
PENETRATE THE GUN MANTLET AND TURRET FRONT OF
BOTH THE "PANTIIER" AND "KING TIGER'' TANKS.
FIRING DATA. a. Aiming dat a charts are provided for
use with the fire control instruments on the Gun niotor
Carriages, LM3Gand JI3GBl and, ma v y Tank, T2GE3.
The use of these charts provides direct-fire with the follow-
ing rounds:
Shot, AT.-T., T33 Projectile, .A.P.C.-T., 3182
Shot, H.V., A.P.-T., T30E16 Sll~ll, I-I.E., AX71
b. The following aiming dat a chilrts arc contained in
this brochure :
A.D.C. 90-B-1, 90mm Gun, (with mi
on Heavy Tank, T26E3 with Coaxial 'I'
and Periscope Telescopes, 3IIT7F and 318
A.D.C. 90-C-3, 90mm Gun, (without muzzle biake)
1113 on Gun JIotor Carriage, I f 36 or RX36Bl with Coaxial
Telescope, M76F.
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c. Firing Tables are included in this booklet.
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$ F Z , F : ACCURACY. AZccuracy firings from the 313 Gun with the
:",.~-gi.ountls loaclecl for a JZV of 3,400 f/s have been conducted
- - - -
-.--.-- with the T30 type shot a t a vertical target over a range of
2,100 yards. The extreme horizontal dispersion was 17
7nches and the extreme vertical dispersion 30 inches.
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, , + -c.
- I - - - PENETRATION. A curve showing the comparison of
- ' pna
penetrationvs. rangeof Projectile, A.P.C.-T., 3482and Shot,
2
'?E'H.v., 1Z.P.-T., T30E16 when fired against homogeneous
e* armor plate a t 20' and 30 obliquity is contained in this
"'2 .-
r. report. Illustrations are included indicating results ob-
?wK' tained with this shot against the "Panther" tank.
':?iyT ~ ~ A R K I N G . Special markings appear on each cartridge
p4=- -Tmq
.4-. .
case, container ant1 box in red paint.
.- -+: 7. 3 $,
Shot, fixed, H.V., A.P.-T., T30E16 for Gun, 90mm, M 3 .
GUN, 90MMr M3m SHOT, HIVII AIPlmTl, T30E16. MUZZLE VELOCITY, 3350 F/Sl
WEIGHT, 16.7 LBS. C,, 1.109.
Range Elev. Time of Max. Terminal Range Elev. Time of Max. Terminal
Flight Ord. Velocity Flight Ord. Velocity
yards mils seconds feet f/s yards mils seconds feet f/s
Shot, H.V., A.P., 90mm, T30E16.
Complete penetration of gun mmtlet and turret front plate has
been obtained against the German Pz Kpfw V "Panther" Tank by
Shot, H.V., A.P., T30E16 at a range of 800 yards.
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1 . % - * A'. , . - 1 ---.
Complete penetration at the iuncture of machine gun ball mount
with the glacis plate of German Pz Kpfw V "Panther" Tank by
Shot, H.V., A.P., T30E16 at a range of 800 yards.
Complete penetration of lower nose plate of German Pz Kpfw V
"Panther" Tank. Shot, H.V., A.P., T30E16 fired at a range of
600 yards.
SHOT, FIXED, A.P.-T., 90mm, T33. DESCRIPTION. The SOmm Armor
Piercing Shot T33 is issued as a fixed complete round for the Gun, SOmm, M3 mounted
in Heavy Tank, T06E3 and Gun Motor Carriages, M36 and M36B1. The shot is a
modification of the standard AP, M77 which has been reheat-treated and to which a
ballistic windshield has been attached.
Length:
Shot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.78 in.
Complete round. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37.53 in.
Weight:
Shot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .!24.06 lb.
Complete round. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43.82 lb.
Muzzle Velocity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8,800 f /s
PURPOSE. Thi s is the most effective shot for the defeat of high obliquify caliber thickness
homogeneous armor plate. The shot will defeat all plates of the German Pz Kpfw V
"Panther" Tank except the gun mantlet. IT WILL PENETRATE THE GLACIS PLATE OF THE
"PANTHER" TANK UP TO 1,100 YARDS RANGE.
FIRING DATA. a. Aiming data charts are provided for use with the fire control instru-
ments on the Gun Motor Carriages, M36 and M36Bl and Heavy Tank, T26E3. The
use of these charts provides direct fire with the following rounds:
Shot, A.P.-T., T33
Shot, H.V., A.P.-T., T30E16
Projectile, A.P.C.-T., M82
Shell, H.E., M71
b. The following aiming data charts are contained in this brochure:
A.D.C. 90-13-1, 90mm Gun, (with muzzle brake) M3 on Heavy Tank, T2GE3
with Coaxial Telescope, M71C and Periscope Telescopes, M77F and M80D.
A.D.C. 90-C-3, 90mm Gun, (without muzzle brake) M3 on Gun Rlotor Car-
riage, M36 or M36Bl with Coaxial Telescope, M'76F.
c. Firing Tables are included in this booklet.
ACCURACY. Accuracy firings have been conducted with the T33 round loaded for a
M.V. of 2800 f/s and fired from a standard 90-mm Gun over a range of 700 pards
at a vertical target. An extreme horizontal dispersion of 16 inches and an extreme
vertical dispersion of 19 inches was obtained.
PENETRATION. Armor penetration curves for the shot compared with the standard
A.P.C.-T., M82 Projectile when fired against homogeneous armor plate at 20" obliquity
are contained herein. Included are illustrations of results obtained, with this shot,
against the German Pz Kpfw V "Panther" Tank.
MARKING. A special marking in black appears on each cartridge case, container and
box :
MV 2800
( WELDS
Shot, fixed, A.P.-T., T33 for Gun, 90mm, M3 .
Cross Section of Shot, A.P., 90mm, T33.
Range
yards
0
1 00
200
300
400
5 00
600
700
800
900
1 000
1100
1200
1300
1400
1500
1 600
1700
GUN, 9OMM, MIw SHOT, 9OMM, AwP.-Tw, T33w MUZZLE VELOCITY, 2800 F/Sw WEIGHT, 24.06 LBS.
Elevation
mils
0.0
0.6
1.2
1.9
2.5
3.2
3.9
4.6
5.3
6.0
6.7
7.4
8.1
8.9
9.6
10.4
11 .9
19.0
Time of
Flight
sec
0.00
0.1 1
0.22
0.33
0.44
0.55
0.66
0.77
0.88
1 .oo
1 .I 9
1.24
1.36
1.48
1.61
1.73
1.85
1.98
Maxi mum
Ordi nate
feet
0
0
0
0
0
1
9
2
3
4
5
6
7
9
10
19
14
16
Terminal
Vel oci ty
f /S
2800
2774
2747
2720
2694
2668
2642
261 5
2588
2562
2536
251 0
2484
2457
2431
2405
2379
2353
Range
yards
1800
1900
2000
21 00
2200
2300
2400
2500
2600
2700
2800
2900
000
1 00
200
300
3400
3500
Elevation
mils
19.8
13.6
14.4
15.2
16.0
16.9
17.8
18.7
19.6
20.5
21.4
22.3
23.3
24.3
25.3
26.3
27.3
98.3
Time of
Flight
sec
2.1 1
2.24
9.37
2.50
2.63
2.77
2.91
3.05
3.1 9
3.33
3.47
3.62
3.77
3.99
4.07
4.22
4.38
4.54
Maxi mum
Ordi nate
feet
18
20
23
26
29
32
3 5
38
41
45
49
5 3
58
63
68
7 3
78
84
Terminal
Vel oci t y
f/s
2328
2302
2276
9250
2225
2200
21 74
21 49
91 93
2097
2072
2048
2023
1998
1973
1948
1994
1900
GUN, 90MMI M3m SHOT, 90MMI AmPm-Tm, T33m MUZZLE VELOCITY, 2800 F/Sm WEIGHT, 94.06 LBS.
Range Elevation Time of
Flight
sec
Maxi mum
Ordi nate
feet
90
96
103
110
117
124
132
1 40
149
158
167
177
187
197
208
21 9
231
243
256
Terminal
Vel oci t y
f 1 s
1876
1852
1828
1804
1781
1758
1734
1711
1688
1666
1644
1622
1600
1578
1556
1535
1514
1493
1472
Range Elevation Time of
Flight
Maxi mum
Ordi nate
feet
Terminal
Vel oci ty
f 1 s
1459
1432
141 2
1392
1373
1354
1335
1316
1298
1280
1269
1244
1227
121 0
1193
11 77
mils
29.4
30.5
31.6
32.7
33.8
35.0
36.2
37.4
38.6
39.8
41.1
42.4
43.7
45.0
46.4
47.8
49.2
50.7
52.2
yards
5 500
yards
3600
3 700
3800
3900
4000
41 00
4200
4300
4400
4500
4600
4700
4800
4900
5000
51 00
5200
5300
5400
mils
53.7
sec
Note: When firing with the 90mm Gun, M3 without muzzle brake mounted i n the
Gun Mot or Carriages, M3 6 or M36B1 add 0.6 mils t o al l values of elevation.
I
Complete penetration of glacis plate of German PI Kpfw V
(Panther) Tank by Shot, A.P., 90mm, T33 at a range of 1000 yards.
Proicetile, Fixed, A.P.C.-T., M82 (2,800 f / r M. V.) DESCRIPTION. The M82
armor piercing projectile is issued as a fixed complete round for the Gun, 90mm, M3
mounted in Heavy Tank, T?6E3 and Gun Motor Carriages, M36 and MSBBI. The
projectile has an armor piercing cap, ballistic windshield and an Expl. "D" bursting
charge which is functioned by the Fuze, B. D., MB8.
Length:
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Projectile. .lB.40 in.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Complete Round. .38.?4 in.
Weight:
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Projectile. .24.11 Ib.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Complete Round. .43.87 Ib.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Muzzle Velocity. .?,SO0 f 1s.
PURPOSE. The muzzle velocity of this round is 9,800 f/s. The armor piercing cap
makes this projectile especially efficient against thick face hardened armor plate.
The bursting charge makes it extremely effective when penetrations are obtained.
PENETRATIONS CAN BE OBTAINED ON ALL PLATES OF THE "PANTTIER'* AND KING!
TIGER" TANKS EXCEPT FOR THE GLACIS PLATE AND THE GUN MANTLET.
FIRING DATA. a. Aiming data charts are provided for use with the fire control
instruments on the Gun Motor Carriages, M3(i and M36B1 and Heavy Tank, T26E3.
The use of these charts provides direct fire with the following rounds:
Shot, A.P.-T., T33
Shot, H.V., A.P.-T., T30E16
Projectile, A.P.C.-T., M82
Shell, H.E., M71
b. The following aiming data charts are contained in this brochure:
A.D.C. 90-B-1, 9Omm Gun, (with muzzle brake) M3 on Heavy Tank, T?GE3
with Coaxial Telescope, M71C and Periscope Telescopes, M77F and M80D.
A.D.C. 90-C-3, 90-mm Gun, (without muzzle brake) M3 on Gun Motor Carriage,
R.136 or M3BB1 with Coaxial Telescope, M76F.
c. Firing Tables are included in this booklet.
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ACCURACY. Firings for accuracy with the round loaded for a M. V. of 2,800 f/s
from the M3 Gun over a range of 2,100 yards at a vertical target gave an extreme
horizontal dispersion of 41 inches and 70 inches extreme vertical dispersion.
PENETRATION. Armor penetration vs. range curves for the projectile when fired
against 20" and 30" obliquity homogeneous armor plate are included in this booklet.
Illustrations showing the results of firings of this round against plates similar to those
of the "Panther" tank are presented following this discussion.
MARKING. Special markings are painted in black on each cartridge case, container
and box.
MV 2800 FIS
Cross Section of Proiectile, AmP.C.-T., 90mm, M8P.
Proiectile, fixed, A.P.C.-T, M8P for Gun, 90mm, M3.
Range
yards
0
100
900
300
400
500
600
700
800
900
1000
1100
1 900
1300
1400
1 500
1600
1 700
1800
GUN, 90MM, Ma. PROJECTILE, A.P.C.-T., M82. FUZE, B.D., M68. MUZZLE VELOCITY, 2800 F/S. WEIGHT, 24.11 LBS.
Elevation
mils
0.0
0.6
1.3
1.9
9.5
3 .9
3.9
4.5
5.2
5.9
6.6
7.3
8.1
8.8
9.5
10.3
11.1
11.8
19.6
Time of
Flight
sec
0.00
0.1 1
0.29
0.33
0.44
0.55
0.66
0.77
0.88
1 .oo
1.1 9
1 .94
1.36
1.48
1.60
1.79
1.84
1.96
9.08
Maxi mum
Ordinate
feet
0
0
0
0
1
1
9
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
19
14
16
18
Terminal
Velocity
f l s
9800
2777
2753
2729
2706
2683
2660
2636
261 2
2589
2566
9543
2520
2496
2473
9450
9497
2403
2380
Range
yards
1900
9000
91 00
2200
2300
2400
9500
9600
2700
2800
2900
3000
31 00
3200
3300
3400
3500
3600
3700
Elevation
mils
13.4
14.9
15.0
15.8
16.6
17.4
18.3
19.9
20.0
20.9
21.8
99.7
93.6
24.5
25.4
26.4
27.4
98.4
29.3
Time of
Flight
sec
9.91
4.34
9.47
2.60
2.73
2.86
3 .OO
3.1 4
3.28
3.42
3.56
3.70
3.84
3.99
4.1 3
4.28
4.43
4.58
4.73
Maxi mum
Ordi nate
feet
PO
9 9
9 4
27
3 0
3 3
36
39
4 3
47
5 1
5 5
59
64
69
7 4
79
84
90
Terminal
Vel oci ty
f l s
9357
9334
931 1
2288
2265
2242
2220 14
9198 *
21 76
21 53
21 30
21 08
9086
2063
2041
201 9
1997
1975
1953
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6 P E 1
9 9 E 1
P 8 E 1
L O P 1
6 L P 1
L E V 1
S S P 1
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6 0 s 1
8 Z S 1
L P S 1
9 8 P
9 9 P
L P P
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S L E
6 S E
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8 Z E
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6 6 6
S 8 Z
Z L Z
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6 L ' O 1
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8 6 ' 0 1
9 0 ' 0 1
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6 6 ' 8
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6 S . 8
6 E m 8
6 1 ' 8
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6 8 8 1
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E S ' 9
9 E . 9
6 1 ' 9
3 0 ' 9
S 8 ' S
8 9 ' s
Z S W S
9 E ' S
o z - S
P O ' S
8 8 ' P
6 ' L S
S ' O S
Z ' 6 P
6 ' L P
9 ' 9 P
E ' S P
0 ' P P
L ' 6 P
S ' L P
E ' O P
l ' 6 E
6 ' L E
L ' 9 E
9 ' S E
S ' P E
S ' E E
P ' Z E
E r n 1 E
E ' O E
S I ! U
0 0 9 s
O O S S
O O P S
O O E s
O O Z S
0 0 1 s
0 0 0 s
0 0 6 P
0 0 8 P
0 0 L P
0 0 9 P
O O S P
O O P P
O O E P
O O Z P
0 0 l P
O O O P
0 0 6 E
0 0 8 E
~ ~ J D A
Range
yards
3 800
3900
4000
41 00
4200
4300
4400
4500
4600
4700
4800
4900
5000
51 00
5200
5 300
5400
5500
5600
GUN, 9OMM, M3. PROJECTILE, A.P8C8-T., M82. FUZE, BmD8, M68. MUZZLE VELOCITY, 2800 F/S. WEIGHT, 24.11 LBS.
Elevation
mils
30.3
31.3
32.4
33.5
34.5
35.6
36.7
37.9
39.1
40.3
41.5
42.7
44.0
45.3
46.6
47.9
49.2
50.5
51.9
Time of
Flight
sec
Maximum
Ordinate
feet
Terminal
Vel oci ty
f 1 s
1931
1910
1889
1868
1847
1826
1805
1784
1763
1743
1722
1701
1681
1662
1642
1623
1604
1585
1 566
Range Elevation Time of Maximum Terminal
Flight Ordinate Vel oci ty
yards mils sec feet f 1 s
Note: When firing with the 90mm Gun, M 3 with muzzle brake mounted i n the
Heavy Tank, T26E3, add 0.4 mil t o al l values of elevation.
When firing with the 90mm Gun, M 3 without muzzle brake mounted in the
Gun Mot or Carriages, M3 6 or M36B1, add 0.3 mi l t o al l values of elevation.
Complete penetration of Projectile, A.P.C., M82 (9800 f/s Complete penetration of Projectile, A.P.C., M89 (2800 f/s M.V.) fired
Proiectile, A.P.C., M82 (9800 f/s M.V.) fired against 1.5
M.V.) fired against 9.5 in. of homogeneous armor at against 2.5 in. of homogeneous armor late at 55" obliquity. (Lower nose
in. of homogeneous armor plate at 50'. (Side superstructure
55" obliquity. (Lower nose plate of "Panther" Tank i s 2.4 in. plate of "Panther" Tank i s 2.4 in. at !is0.) Penetration obtained at the
plate of "Panther" Tank i s 1.5 in. at 40"). Penetration obtained
at 55".) Penetration obtained at the following ranges: Rd. 5, following ranges: Rd. 5, Point Blank; Rd. 6,650 yards; Rd. 8, 950 yards. at the following ranges: Rd. 9,4800 yards; Rd. 10, 5450 yards;
Point Blank; Rd. 6,650 yards; Rd. 8,950 yards.
Rd. 11, 5850 ~ards.
Complete rounds for 90mm Gun, M3 . No. 1 -Proiectile,.A,P.C.-T., 90mm, M8P; No. P-
Shot, A.P.-T., 90mm, T33; No. 3-Shot, H.V., A-.P.-T., 90mm, T30E16. All rounds
assembled with Case, Cartridge, 90mm, MI 9.
90-mm GUN,( W~ t h muzzlr k o , T26E3 w/ COAXIAL TELESCOPE, M 71 C A DC W- 8-1
ond PERISCOPE TELESCOPES (ADVANCC COCI)
mA PT, WO1,nV.A P: T, PROJ,A PC-1. SIGUT DIAGRAM MLL. ) ( L. PROJ.4 PC-1. CLCV
1 3 3 ~ 3 0 ~ 1 5 YO2 ~n Y.L *
2,eoows 3,3x)i l s 2~300111 zgwtn 2,670(/.
z88-zI :;; &J ; - I - - 400 ---- 300 3 1
2 -b05 -4 slGnT-Ltm- - -
9 0 0 --- 1 2 0 0 ---- 9 0 0 --------- 4 - - , - 0 - - - - - - - ---
( - - 100 ---- 6 0
1,300 --- 1,800 ----1,mO ----- .'- 2- -
>
. .- I - -
--------
1,200 ---- 1,100 ---- 9 L
1,700 --- 2 3 0 0 ---- l,7OQ ---- ----- & ". -
I - - * - - - - - - - 1,600 ----I,- - - - 1 2 4
2 200 --- & n o ---- 2 200 ---- ----- .*C - - - - - - -2,100 ----1,soo ---- 15 9
I - -
2,600 --- 3 2 0 0 ----2,600 ---- --------aE 24 , - , - 24 -----.---------
ZXK) as00 19.5
3,000 ---- ----- @+ - - - - - - - -
I - - * .
2.m----m ---- 2 3 4
3,400 ------ .- -. ---- - -------a
'*
, - u
3300 - - - ~PO - - - - 2 7 5
I - -
--- - - - - 7 0 0 ----3500 ---- 31 8
TO USE CHART: GET ESTIMATED RANGE AWTC~CIAT; YN COLUMN UNDER AMMUNITION BEIhG FIRED.
READ SIGHT SETTING FROL)*SIGHT",~GRAM
NOTE: BORE SIGHT ON THE INTERSECTION O F ~ T R E - ~ LINE, EXTENDED IF NECESSARY, AND THE
HORIZONTAL PORTIONOF THE BORE SI GH CR&'"
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90-nn, OUN,(rlarr, mz z l r kolu) M3 an GUN MOTOR CARR. , M36aM36 Bl rl COAXl AL TELESCOPE M 76F
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( ~ A N c E COPY)
SlfOl.4 PT, Y(OT,nV,APT. PROJ,APC-T,
SIOWI DlAORAY
SHE^^, PKUJPC-T, LEV.
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TO USE CHART: GET ESTIMATED RANGE AND LOCATE IN COLUMN WDER AMMUNITION BEING FIRED.
READ SIGHT SETTING FROM SIGHT DIAGRAM.
MOTE: m E S WT ON THE INTERSECTION OF TN CENTER UNE,EXTENDED IF NECES!MRY,ANO THE HORIZONTAL PORTION
OF TME BORE SIGHT CROSS.