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F-34 vs Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.E

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 "Results of firing on the German T-IV tank with the 76 mm model 1940 (F-34) gun on the T-34 tank

Photo 68. Penetration of the right side, 40 mm thick (20+20 mm) from 800 meters.

Photo #69: Penetration of the left side, 40 mm thick (20+20 mm) from 800 meters by the shell that also penetrated the right side.

Photo #70: Penetration of the right side of the turret after a hit from 800 meters.

Photo #71: Damage to the 20 mm thick turret side after a hit from 800 meters.

Range

Target

Armour slope

Impact angle

Armour thickness

# hits

Results 

76 mm AP shell

500

Front hull

14

70

50

1

Complete penetration. Entrance diameter: 90 mm. Exit diameter: 100 mm

800

Ditto

14

70

50

1

Complete penetration. The plate is shattered into two pieces.

800

Ditto

14

70

50

1

Complete penetration 45 mm away from the top edge.

800

Right and left side with applique armour

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70

80 (20 +20+20 +20)

1

Complete penetration. 20 mm appliqué armour torn off from its bolts. The shell penetrated the right side, detonated inside the tank, and the tip penetrated the opposite side (40 mm, 20+20).

800

Right and left side of the engine compartment

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70

40 (20+20

1

Complete penetration. The return roller carrier on the left side was knocked off.

76 mm long range HE shell

800

Right side of the turret

25

70

20

1

Direct hit, turret hatch flap torn off. The plating in the lower part of the turret was bent by 50 mm.

800

Commander’s cupola

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80

30

1

Direct hit. Commander’s cupola torn off 8 bolts, thrown off the tank to a distance of five meters. The cupola hatch flaps were torn off and thrown 30 meters.

800

Right side near the engine compartment

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70

20

1

130 by 350 mm breach made in the hull.


The 76 mm shell penetrates the front 50 mm thick armour from 900 meters. Greater distances were not tested. 
The 76 mm long range HE shell destroys the armour plates of the turret and hull at any range."


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