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Panther Penetration

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"Table of results of shooting at the Panther tank

Caliber

Type

Range

Armour thickness

Result

# shots

Description

14.5 ATR

BS-42

100

50

No penetration

2

40 mm deep dent in the central part of the armour

45 mm

AP

250

50

Penetration

2

Complete penetration in the rear part of the side armour. The breach is the size of the shell caliber.

Sub-caliber

250

50

Penetration

1

Oval penetration in the central part of the side armour 20x35 mm in size.

57 mm

AP

250

45

Penetration

1

Complete penetration in the side of the turret. The breach is the size of the shell caliber.

Sub-caliber

250

45

Penetration

1

Complete penetration in the center of the side of the turret. The breach is the size of the shell caliber. There is spalling inside around the breach. The shell lodged itself in the breach of the gun.

AP

300

85

No penetration

1

A 52 mm deep dent formed in the center of the sloped frontal armour. A bump formed on the inside. The armour cracked.

Sub-caliber

300

85

No penetration

1

Oval dent in the center part of the front armour 50x65 mm in size. A bump formed on the inside. The armour has a 25 mm long crack.

76 mm reg.

HEAT

250

50

Penetration

1

Complete penetration in the center of the side armour. The breach does not widen on the inner part.

76 mm div. ZIS-3

HE

250

45

Penetration

1

Complete penetration with the inside jagged. A portion of the turret armour broke off as the shell passed inside.

AP

250

45

Penetration

1

Complete penetration of the turret armour. The entrance opening is the size of the caliber. There is spalling on the inside.

Sub-caliber

250

45

Penetration

1

Complete penetration of the upper portion of the side of the turret the size of the shell diameter. As the shell entered, a part of the armour that was previously weakened broke off.

85 mm

AP

300

85

Penetration

1

Complete penetration in the lower sloped front armour the size of the shell diameter. The armour has a horizontal crack passing through the opening.

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