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"Results of firing at the King Tiger tank with a 45 mm model 1943 gun

Firing was done from 180 meters at the side of the tank. The results are as follows:
  • Of 4 shots with armour piercing shells, none penetrated.
  • The running gear and tracks (road wheels and tracks) can be destroyed.
  • Of 6 shots with subcaliber armour piercing shot 5 penetrated. It also destroys the wheels and tracks.
Diagram of penetrations when firing with subcaliber ammunition

The firing was directed by the Chief of Artillery of the 39th Guards Rifle Regiment, 13th Guards Rifle Division, Guards Senior Lieutenant Tseleshev.

The diagram is correct: Assistant Chief of Staff of Artillery of the 32nd Guards Rifle Corps, Guards Captain Kurdikov"


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