How big is a 75mm shell?

Shell measures 7″ tall from base to the top. Base diameter is 3″.

How good is 6-pounder?

The 6-pounder first saw action in May 1942 at the Battle of Gazala. It made an immediate impact on the battlefield as it was able to penetrate any enemy tank then in service. The standard 6-pounder shot was ineffective against the front armour at any range but proved effective on the less armoured sides and rear.

How big is a 6-pounder gun?

6-pounder gun or 6-pdr, usually denotes a 57-millimetre (2.2 in) gun firing a projectile weighing approximately 6 pounds (2.7 kg).

Why are tankers preferred 75 over 76mm?

The 76mm gun was also able to fire shells at a higher velocity. The 75mm is often cited as barely being a cannon and closer to a howitzer in terms of barrel length. The shorter barrel lowered the overall velocity which made the shells less effective against hard targets like other tanks.

How much did a 75mm shell weigh?

The AP shell for the 75 mm gun was a 15 lb (6.8 kg) projectile with a couple of ounces (60 g) of HE filling propelled by a 2 lb (900 g) charge to 2,000 feet per second (610 m/s).

What gun is called a 6?

A revolver (also called a six shooter or a wheel gun) is a repeating handgun that has at least one barrel and uses a revolving cylinder containing multiple chambers (each holding a single cartridge) for firing.

What tank was fury?

Sherman M4A2E8
This Sherman M4A2E8 was the mechanical star of the 2014 film ‘Fury’.

How heavy is a Sherman tank round?

M4 Sherman

Medium Tank, M4
Mass 66,800–84,000 lb (33.4-42.0 short tons, 30.3–38.1 tonnes) depending upon variant
Length 19 ft 2 in–20 ft 7 in (5.84–6.27 m) depending upon variant
Width 8 ft 7 in (2.62 m) to 9 ft 10 in (3.00 m) depending upon variant

Which is better a 75 mm gun or a 6 pounder?

Externally, the gun was nearly identical to the 6-pounder gun. The 14.9 lb (6.76 kg) HE shell fired at 2,050 ft/s (625 m/s) was found to be the best available and superior to that of the 6-pounder, M7 3 in and 17-pounder, all chiefly anti-tank guns.

Is the 75 mm gun too big for a tank?

With a barrel length of 50 calibres, it would have had about twice the muzzle energy of the US 75 mm gun. The design turned out to be too big to fit into the tank that it had been expected to fit.

What kind of projectile is an APC M61?

Shot APC M61, with tracer in the base An armour-piercing capped projectile with a thin ballistic cap (“windshield”) for better aerodynamics. Shot AP M72, with tracer in the base An entirely solid armour-piercing projectile.