17 ponder vs US 90 mm

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  1. Jackson

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    The 17 pdr wins easily.

    And for future reference the penetration of APCR rounds decrease drastically with impact angle compared to APCBC rounds.
     
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    Compare the US 90 mm to the British 17 pounder

    90mm: Shell wt = 10.94 kg, mv = 808 m/s; KE = 3.57 mega-joules (.77 kg TNT)

    17pdr (76.2mm): Shell wt = 7.71 kg, mv = 884 m/s; KE = 3.01 mega-joules (.65 kg TNT)


    Never mind the oversizing/ hull thickness ratio.


    Sure and the M36B1 (M4A3 90MM) Jackson never existed in WWII , just on the "Our Vehicles" page of the Official US Army WWII Tank Destroyers Society web page.

    WWII Tank Destroyers

    You know, the one marked M36B1..:rolleyes:
     
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    The KE of the projectile doesn't matter if you don't divide it by surface area.

    And about the M-36 Jackson, sure it existed, never said othewise, on the other hand a Jumbo with a 90mm M1A1 doesn't ;)
     
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    I always thught the M36 was called the Slugger...
     
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    I thought since the 90mm gun was bigger diameter then it is more powerful??? :D
     
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