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his section provides background information on a range of topics. Find out the advantages and disadvantages of the many developments in gun and armour technology throughout World War II. Select a general area of interest from the contents listed below:
Soviet 76mm ammunition. Artwork by Valera Potapov.
Ammunition Types and Development. Ammunition for anti-tank weapons ranges from the simple to the complex. This series of articles provides information on the types of ammunition used and their characteristics. As many developments did not mature by the end of World War II, some of the articles also cover modern ammunition to provide continuity, albeit with slightly less detail.
Armour Types and Development. High strength steel was the sole means of protection of armoured vehicles for the first forty years of their development. This series of articles provides information on the types of steel armour used and its development up until the end of World War II.
Penetration at high obliquity. From the private collection of Chris Shillito.
Penetration of Armour. This series of articles describes the mechanism of plate failure and penetration and provides formulæ for the various effects upon penetration. Some of the articles also cover modern ammunition to provide continuity, albeit with slightly less detail.
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