true penetration values of the various guns using the data of Navweaps,


most of the pentration data at navweaps are calculated using Thompson F Formula (US-empirical).

is basically "pure" theory. but nevertheless generally usable.


F Formula tend to underestimate projectile performance of WW2 projectiles at low obliquity (-5% - -10% and tend to overestimate projectile performance at high obliquity, with the error becoming higher as the obliquity increase (+10% - +20% at 60°). 


US OP-1188-ABRIDGED-RANGE-TABLES - Gene Slover's US Navy Pages

http://www.eugeneleeslover.com/USN-GUNS-AND-RANGE-TABLES/OP-1188-ABRIDGED-RANGE-TABLES.html


german fireeffect tables (rangetable and penetration figures)

light cruiser

http://forum-marinearchiv.de/coppermine/albums/userpics/11899/Unterlagen%20und%20Richtlinien%20zur%20Bestimmung%20der%20Hauptkampfentfernung%20und%20der%20Gescho%C3%9Fwahl%20Heft%20d%20leichte%20Kreuzer.PDF

heavy cruiser

http://forum-marinearchiv.de/coppermine/albums/userpics/11899/Unterlagen%20und%20Richtlinien%20zur%20Bestimmung%20der%20Hauptkampfentfernung%20und%20der%20Gescho%C3%9Fwahl%20Heft%20e%20schwere%20Kreuzer.PDF

Panzerschiffe

http://forum-marinearchiv.de/coppermine/albums/userpics/11899/Unterlagen%20und%20Richtlinien%20zur%20Bestimmung%20der%20Hauptkampfentfernung%20und%20der%20Gescho%C3%9Fwahl%20Heft%20f%20Panzerschiffe.PDF

Scharnhorst/Gneisenau

http://forum-marinearchiv.de/coppermine/albums/userpics/11899/Unterlagen%20und%20Richtlinien%20zur%20Bestimmung%20der%20Hauptkampfentfernung%20und%20der%20Gescho%C3%9Fwahl%20Heft%20g%20Schlachtschiffe%20Gn%20Sch.PDF

Bismarck/Tirpitz

http://forum-marinearchiv.de/coppermine/albums/userpics/11899/Unterlagen%20und%20Richtlinien%20zur%20Bestimmung%20der%20Hauptkampfentfernung%20und%20der%20Gescho%C3%9Fwahl%20Heft%20h%20Schlachtschiffe%20Bis%20Tir.PDF


Or it would be easier to take and advanced course on ballistics?

Yes





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