Russian AT guns, light

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  1. MacArther

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    Does anyone here have reliable ratings for the Russian 57mm AT gun, and the 45mm AT gun? None of my armor or artillery books see fit to mention them or their performance. Also, it would be interesting to see what the heaviest feasible tank that each gun could knock out.

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    I can have the Aberdeen test results for you tommorrow.
     
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    Here we go:
     

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    Highly biased site there Kurfürst. The site is riddled with inaccuracies about German tanks, guns and historic events.
     
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    Yeah it has that special Soviet-flavour to it in some cases, ;) and some old articles like Tiger B is indeed biased and selective, but it`s overall a very nice site for Soviet equipment and accounts of veterans IMHO.
     
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    So, really, the only time the Russian 57mm had outstanding performance was at point blank and at shattering velocities? Also, where would you be able to hit a tank with a 0 degree angling of the armor?
     
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    Exactly.

    The shattering could've been avoided with better treated projectiles, but the Soviets were unable to make steel of such quality. For this reason the German use of FH armor proved very effective on less protected vehicles, causing the Soviet projectile to shatter on impact.
     
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