76 mm/40 Ansaldo mod.1917 (76 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)
100 m 1,000 m 2,000 m 3,000 m 4,000 m 5,000 m
76 mm HE HE 10 10 10 10 10 10
76 mm APHE APHE 69 32 14 7 6 6
76 mm HE-TF HE-TF 10 10 10 10 10 10
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%
76 mm HE HE 690 6 0 0.1 650 79° 80° 81°
76 mm APHE APHE 690 5.87 1.6 4 319 47° 60° 65°
76 mm HE-TF HE-TF 690 6 0 0.1 650 79° 80° 81°

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Usage in battles

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History

The 76/40 Ansaldo mod. 1917 is an Italian variant of the QF 12-pounder 12-centum weight developed for the Royal Navy to protect their larger ships from torpedo boats. However, during World War I, aircraft started to emerge as the new threat to warships, and anti-aircraft guns needed to be developed to counter them. The QF 12-pounder was already built in Italy under license as the Ansaldo mod.1916 so for an anti-aircraft gun, the Italians just made a new mount for the gun that could reach a 75-degree elevation and retrofitted it on older ships and auxiliary craft in the Regio Marina. Because of the economic rebuilding required for Italy after World War I, and the generally poor state of Italian industry, 730 AA guns were still in service during World War II. The Ansaldo Mod. 1917 used fixed ammunition, and fired a slightly lighter 13.3-pound shell for anti-aircraft use from the 14.3-pound high explosive shells, though it had a slightly lower muzzle velocity of 2,264 feet per second compared to the 2,300 feet per second average velocity of the HE shells.

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Italy naval cannons
20 mm  20 mm/65 Breda · 20 mm/70 Oerlikon 3S · 20 mm/70 Scotti-Isotta Fraschini mod.1939
37 mm  37 mm/54 Breda Mod.32 · 37 mm/54 Breda Mod.38 · 37 mm/54 Breda Mod.39
40 mm  40 mm/39 Vickers-Terni mod.1915/1917 · 40 mm/39 Vickers-Terni mod.1915/1917, Modif.1930 · 40 mm/70 Breda-Bofors type 107
65 mm  65 mm/64 Ansaldo-Terni Mod.1939
76 mm  76 mm/40 Armstrong mod.1897/1910 · 76 mm/40 Armstrong mod.1897/1912 · 76 mm/40 Ansaldo mod.1917 · 76 mm/45 Schneider mod.1911 · 76/50 Mk.33 · 76 mm/62 OTO-Melara Compact · 76-mm/62 SMP 3
100 mm  100 mm/47 O.T.O. Mod. 1928 · 100 mm/47 O.T.O. Mod. 1937
120 mm  120 mm/45 Canet-Schneider-Armstrong mod.1918-19 · 120 mm/50 Armstrong model 1909 · 120 mm/45 O.T.O. Mod. 1926 · 120 mm/50 Ansaldo mod.1926 · 120 mm/50 O.T.O. Mod.1936
127 mm  127/38 Mk.12
135 mm  135 mm/45 O.T.O. Mod. 1938
152 mm  152 mm/45 Schneider mod.1911 · 152/53 mm Ansaldo mod.1926 · 152/53 mm O.T.O. Mod.1929
203 mm  203 mm/50 Ansaldo mod.1924 · 203 mm/53 Ansaldo mod.1927
305 mm  305 mm/46 Armstrong model 1909 · 305 mm/46 Vickers model 1909
  Foreign:
20 mm  2 cm/65 Flakvierling 38 (Germany)
40 mm  Bofors L/60 Mark 3 (USA)