47/32 mod.35 (47 mm)

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Description

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General info

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Available ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Granata Perforante mod.35 APHE 50 47 37 27 20 15
Granata Perforante mod.39 APBC 48 47 41 35 30 26
Granata mod.35 HE 5 5 5 5 5 5
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
Granata Perforante mod.35 APHE 630 1.5 1.2 9 30 47° 60° 65°
Granata Perforante mod.39 APBC 630 1.44 1.2 9 30 47° 60° 65°
Granata mod.35 HE 250 2.37 0.1 0.1 150 79° 80° 81°

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History

Originally developed and manufactured by Austrian company Böhler, the gun was license produced by various Italian companies such as Breda or Ansaldo under name Cannone da 47/32 mod.35 and further developed. It was used as main armament of M13/40, M14/41 medium tanks and Semovente L.40 da 47/32 self-propelled gun. The 47/32 was manufactured in two versions, first with semi-pneumatic disk wheels and second manufactured from 1939 with improved suspension and barrel. L3 series tankettes or Fiat-OCI 708 CM tractors were used to tow the gun. Unfortunately the gun was prone to breaking at axles spindles and shanks. It had performance comparable to contemporaries such as German PaK 36, British Ordnance QF 2-pounder or Soviet 53-K. However the gun also had few major drawbacks such as no gun shield protecting the crew and no ability to be towed by truck. Upgraded version of 47/32 was made by enlarging the ammunition chamber and incorporating longer L/40 barrel. It was named 47/40 mod.38 and was mounted on M15/42 medium tanks.

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Cannone da 47/32


Italy tank cannons
20 mm  Breda Mod.35 · Fucile Controcarri S Mod.39
25 mm  Oerlikon KBA B02
37 mm  Vickers-Terni 37/40 mod.18
47 mm  47/32 mod.35 · 47/32 mod.39 · 47/40 mod.38
60 mm  Cannone da 60/70 · OTO HVG
75 mm  75/18 mod.34 · 75/32 mod.37 · 75/34 mod.39 · Ansaldo 75 L/34 · OTO 75/43 mod.40
90 mm  90/53 mod.41 · Cannone da 90/50 M3A1 · Cockerill Mk.3
100 mm  Cannone da 100/17 Mod.1914
105 mm  Cannone Ansaldo da 105/25 · OTO Melara 105/52 · OTO Melara 105/55
106 mm  Cannone da 106 s.r.M40A1
120 mm  OTO Breda 120/44 · OTO Melara 120/45
  Foreign:
30 mm  Bushmaster 2 Mk.44 (USA)
37 mm  M6 (USA)
75 mm  KwK37 (Germany) · KwK40 L48 (Germany) · M3 (USA) · M6 (USA) · StuK40 L48 (Germany)
76 mm  M1 (USA) · QF 17-pounder (Britain)
90 mm  M3 (USA)
105 mm  L7A3 (Germany) · M68 (USA)
155 mm  M126 (USA)
  Hungary
20 mm  Solothurn QF.36M
40 mm  37/42M · MÁVAG 41.M 40/51
75 mm  41.M · 43.M
105 mm  MÁVAG 40/43M
  Foreign:
30 mm  2A72 (USSR) · MK 30-2/ABM (Germany)
88 mm  KwK36 (Germany)
120 mm  Rh120 L/44 (Germany)
122 mm  2A31 (USSR)
125 mm  2A46 (USSR)