6pdr OQF Mk.V (57 mm)

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Description

The 57 mm 6pdr OQF Mk.V is the tank-mounted version of the 6pdr OQF Mk.IV anti-tank gun, and as with the Mk.IV it features the longer L/50 barrel length. For this reason it has slightly better velocity and penetration to its close sibling the 6pdr OQF Mk.III. The gun features excellent reload speed and good ballistic properties, but as with most British guns will lack HE filler in their AP ammunition.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

The 6pdr exhibits exceptional firing speed, remarkable accuracy, and impressive velocity. However, its lower calibre and the absence of HE filler in its armour-piercing shells require a strategic and precise approach to fully exploit its potential in inflicting maximum damage to the internal components of your adversaries.

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
Shot Mk.8 APC 116 111 94 76 62 50
Shot Mk.5 HV AP 115 111 93 75 60 49
Shot Mk.9 APCBC 132 127 110 91 75 63
Shell Mk.10 HE 9 9 9 9 9 9
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
Shot Mk.8 APC 883 2.87 - - - 48° 63° 71°
Shot Mk.5 HV AP 891 2.8 - - - 47° 60° 65°
Shot Mk.9 APCBC 847 3.23 - - - 48° 63° 71°
Shell Mk.10 HE 655 2.72 0 0.1 590 79° 80° 81°

Comparison with analogues

The gun is similar to the Soviet 57 mm guns and can be played similarly, but the Soviet 57 mm uses ammunition with greater amounts of propellant and as such has better penetration and velocity in general, your advantage over this is a slightly faster reload.

Usage in battles

The gun is low calibre and low damage but features good handling, reload speed and penetration for the battle rating it is found at.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • The weapon exhibits an impressive reloading rate, allowing for more efficient engagements and quicker follow-up shots.
  • The rounds fired from the weapon travel at a commendable speed, enhancing accuracy and reducing the time it takes for projectiles to reach the target, resulting in a lower requirement to account for the lead of the target
  • The weapon's handling characteristics are noteworthy, offering ease of manoeuvrability and control during engagements.

Cons:

  • Unfortunately, the weapon lacks armor-piercing (AP) shells that incorporate explosive filler. This limits its effectiveness against heavily armored targets, requiring precise shots to inflict significant damage.
  • The weapon's calibre is relatively low, which restricts its penetration capabilities and may reduce the overall damage potential against certain opponents.

History

The 6-pounder Ordnance QF Mark V was a tank-mounted variant of the British anti-tank gun. Budget cuts in the British Army during the Great Depression required a level of standardization where British tanks had to use the same weapons as the Royal Artillery anti-tank regiments. The 6pdr OQF Mk.III was an earlier application of this rule with the 6-pounder Mark II simply being mounted in a tank such as the Crusader III. However, after the development of the 6-pounder Mark IV with a single baffle muzzle brake and a longer L/50 barrel, the new gun was fitted into tanks such as the Churchill III and even some armoured cars such as the AEC Mk II as the Mark V. To provide anti-tank support for infantry during beach assaults, the Fairmille H mounted the turret from tanks such as the Churchill III, creating the Fairmile H LCS(L)(2) which used the 6-pounder Mark V also. The 6-pounder was eventually phased out for the OQF Mk.V which was re-chambered to use American 75 mm ammunition, and later the more powerful QF 17-pounder during the later stages of the war.

Media

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See also

External links

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Germany tank cannons
20 mm  KwK30 · KwK38 · Rh202
28/20 mm  s.Pz.B.41
30 mm  MK 30-2/ABM
37 mm  KwK34(t) · KwK36 · KwK38(t) · PaK L/45
47 mm  Pak.(t)(Sf.)
50 mm  KwK39 · KwK L/42 · PaK38
57 mm  Bofors L/70 Mk.1
75 mm  K51 L/24 · KwK37 · KwK40 L43 · KwK40 L48 · KwK42 · KwK44 · KwK44 L/36.5 · PaK39 L48 · PaK40/3 L46 · PaK42 · StuK37 · StuK40 L43 · StuK40 L48
76 mm  PaK36 (r)
88 mm  Flak.37 · Flak 41 · KwK36 · KwK43 · PaK43
90 mm  BK90
105 mm  CN105-57 · FMK.4 Modelo 1L · K.18 · KwK L/68 · L7A3 · PzK M57 · StuH42
120 mm  Rh120 L/44 · Rh120 L/55 · Rh120 L/55 A1
128 mm  K.40 · KwK44 · PaK44
150 mm  s.I.G.33 · Stu.H 43 L/12
380 mm  RW61
  Foreign:
30 mm  Bushmaster 2 Mk.44 (USA) · HSS 831L (Britain)
57 mm  6pdr OQF Mk.V (Britain)
73 mm  2A28 (USSR)
75 mm  M3 (USA)
76 mm  F-32 (USSR) · F-34 (USSR) · M32 (USA)
90 mm  M36 (USA) · M41 (USA)
105 mm  GT-3 (South Africa)
125 mm  2A46 (USSR)
152 mm  M-10T (USSR) · XM150E5 (USA)
155 mm  M126 (USA)

Britain tank cannons
30 mm  L21A1
40 mm  QF 2-pounder
47 mm  Ordnance QF 3-pounder
57 mm  6pdr OQF Mk.III · 6pdr OQF Mk.V
75 mm  OQF Mk.V
76 mm  OQF 3-inch Howitzer Mk I · OQF 3in 20cwt · QF 17-pounder
77 mm  OQF Mk.II
84 mm  20pdr OQF Mk.I
94 mm  28pdr OQF · 32pdr OQF · OQF Mk.II
95 mm  Howitzer, Tank No.1, Mk.I
105 mm  LRF · Royal Ordnance L7A1
120 mm  Ordnance QF Tk. L1A2 · Ordnance BL Tk. L11 · L11A5 · L30A1
165 mm  ORD BL 6.5in L9A1
183 mm  QF L4A1
  Foreign:
25 mm  M242 (USA)
37 mm  M5 (USA) · M6 (USA)
75 mm  M2 (USA) · M3 (USA)
84 mm  kan Strv 81 (Sweden)
105 mm  Sharir (Israel)
120 mm  Rh120 L/55 A1 (Germany)
125 mm  2A46M-5 (Russia)
155 mm  M185 (USA)
  South Africa
20 mm  GI-2
76 mm  GT-4
90 mm  GT-2
105 mm  GT-3 · GT-7 · GT-8
155 mm  G6 L/45

Britain naval cannons
20 mm  20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mk.II · 20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mark V · 20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mark 24
40 mm  2pdr QF Mk.IIc · 2pdr QF Mk.VIII · 2pdr Rolls Royce · QF Mark V · QF Mark VII · QF STAAG Mark II
47 mm  3 pdr QF Hotchkiss
57 mm  6pdr 7cwt QF Mk IIA · 6pdr QF Mk.V
76 mm  3 inch 12pdr 12 cwt QF Mk.V · 3 inch/70 Mark 6 · 76 mm/45 QF 3in 20cwt HA Mark I · 76 mm/50 12pdr 18cwt QF Mark I · OQF 3in 20cwt
102 mm  4 inch/40 QF mark III · 4 in QF Mark V · 4 inch/45 Mark XVI · 4 inch/50 BL Mark VII · BL Mark IX
114 mm  4.5 inch/45 QF Mark IV · 4.5 inch/45 QF Mark V · 8cwt QF Mk I
120 mm  4.7 inch/45 Mk.XII
133 mm  5.25 inch/50 QF Mark I
152 mm  6 inch/45 BL Mark VII · 6 inch/45 BL Mark XII · 6 inch/50 BL Mark XXIII · 6 inch/50 QF Mark N5
190 mm  7.5 inch/45 BL Mk.VI
203 mm  8 inch/50 Mark VIII
305 mm  305 mm/45 Mark X · 12 inch/50 Mark XI
343 mm  13.5 inch/45 Mark 5(H) · 13.5 inch/45 Mark 5(L)
381 mm  15 inch/42 BL Mark I
  Foreign:
20 mm  Rh202 (Germany)
40 mm  Bofors L/60 Mark 2 (USA) · Bofors L/60 Mark 3 (USA)
76 mm  3 inch Mk.33 (USA) · 76 mm/62 OTO-Melara Compact (Italy)