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DShK vs Pz.Kpfw.IV

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"Results of firing the 12.7 mm DShK machine gun with the B-32 bullet against the German Pz.Kpfw.IV tank

Range

Hit location

Armour slope from vertical

Total angle (slope + shooting angle)

Armour thickness

Hits

Results

100 m

Right side of the turret

25 deg

70 deg

20 mm

5

15 mm deep impacts (1 on photo #63)

50

25

90

20

2

18 mm deep impacts (2 on photo #63)

100

Right side of the hull, engine compartment

0

70

20

3

Complete penetration

100

Turret rear

12

90

20

5

One complete penetration, 4 18 mm deep dents

100

Hull rear

 

0

70

20

2

Complete penetration

150

0

70

20

2

17 mm deep dents

150

0

90

20

2

18 mm deep dents


The 20 mm thick turret armour cannot be penetrated by the 12.7 mm B-32 bullet at any range.
The 20 mm thick side and rear hull armour can be penetrated by the 12.7 mm B-32 bullet at a close range of 100 meters."

Photo #63. Damage to the 20 mm thick turret armour after firing. 1: from 100 m. 2: from 50 m.

CAMD RF F.38 Op.11355 D.832 L.63

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