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Panther Penetration

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"Maximum penetration at which the armour of the German Panther tank is destroyed
Composed according to experimental firing data.

System

Ammunition type

Maximum distance in meters at which penetration was achieved  during experimental firing

Effect

Front armour

Side armour

Upper sloped plate (90 mm)

Lower sloped plate (50-65 mm)

Gun mantlet (100 mm cast)

Turret side (45-50 mm)

Upper side (45-50 mm)

Lower side (45 mm)

45 mm gun mod. 1942

APT BR-240

-

-

-

400

300

400

Complete penetration of the turret and hull side armour.


APIT BZR-240

-

-

-

400

300

400

APCR BR-240P

-

-

-

400

300

400

57 mm gun mod. 1941

APT BR-271

-

-

-

1200

1200

1200

APIT BZR-271

-

-

-

1000

1000

1000

APT BR-271 SP

-

-

-

1200

1200

1200

APCR BR-271P

-

-

-

1200

1200

1200

76 mm regimental gun mod. 1927

HEAT BP-354A

-

-

-

600

600

600

Complete penetration of the sloped turret armour.

76 mm regimental gun mod. 1943

HEAT BP-344A

-

-

-

600

600

600

76 mm ZIS-3 mod. 1942

APT BR-350

300

300

-

1200

1200

1200

Penetrates the turret and the side of the hull.

APCR BR-350P

300

300

-

1200

1200

1200

HEAT BP-350

300

300

-

1200

1200

1200

SU-76

APIT BZR-354

300

300

-

1200

1200

1200

APCR BR-354P

300

300

-

1200

1200

1200

SU-85

APT BR-365

1000

1000

1000

1500

1500

1500

Complete penetration of various parts of the hull.

APT BR-365 SP

1000

1000

1000

1500

1500

1500

122 mm gun mod. 1938

HEAT BP-463

800

800

800

1000

1000

1000

Penetrates armour and detonate the ammunition.

KV-122

APT

1200

1200

1200

1500

1500

1500

A shot to the front destroys the tank.

152 mm gun mod. 1937

AP BP-545

800 m and closer

The front armour is penetrated.

Confirmed: Authorized representative of the Operational Department of Artillery of the 1st Belorussian Front, Colonel Levit
Confirmed: Colonel Utin"





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