M10 (75 mm)

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This page is about the aircraft cannon M10 (75 mm). For other uses, see M10 (Disambiguation).

Description

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Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

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Available ammunition

  • Default: AP-T · HEI-T
  • Armored targets: AP-T
  • Ground targets: HEI-T
Penetration statistics
Belt Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Default 104 101 90 78 68 59
Armored targets 104 101 90 78 68 59
Ground targets 10 10 10 10 10 10
Belt details
Belt Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
Armored targets AP-T 618 6.79 1.2 14 63.7 48° 63° 71°
Ground targets HEI-T 463 6.6 0.4 0.5 666 79° 80° 81°

Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Higher fire rate compared to the T13E1
  • Very powerful against bombers and tanks

Cons:

  • Still has a poor muzzle velocity
  • Useless at longer ranges

History

Aircraft have been used as flying artillery pieces since World War I. Their primary goal in this role is that of attacking hardened ground targets such as tanks. Starting with 3 7mm French infantry cannons from World War I, the escalation during World War II led to aircraft artillery coming in increasingly large calibres for bunker-busting and anti-ship roles. The XA-38 Grizzly, and its gun the M10 75 mm cannon, formerly called the T15E1, is an example of the American attempts at flying artillery vehicles. The contract for the Grizzly, requiring it to be able to destroy gun emplacements, ships, tanks, and bunkers, was first given to Beechcraft in 1942. The T15E1 was effectively a semi-automatic variant of the T13E1 cannon previously mounted on the B-25 Mitchell bombers which was, in turn, derived from the M3 tank gun used on the M3 Lee and M4 Sherman medium tanks. The T15E1 was first completed and mounted on the XA-38 Grizzly and was soon adopted as the M10. While an effective design, the M10, and Grizzly it was mounted on, were not adopted as they would not be ready by the time of the planned Invasion of Japan.

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See also

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USA aircraft cannons
20 mm  AN/M2 · Browning-Colt Mk12 Mod 0 · Browning-Colt Mk12 Mod 3 · FMC T-160
  M3 · M24A1 · M39A1 · M39A2 · M39A3 · M61A1 · M195 · M197 · Mk 11 · Mk 11 mod 5 · T31
30 mm  M230E-1 · XM140 · GAU-8/A · GAU-13/A · LR30
37 mm  M4 · M9 · M10
40 mm  M75 · M129
75 mm  M10 · T13E1
  Foreign:
20 mm  Hispano 404 (France) · Hispano Mk.II (Britain) · MG 151 (Germany) · Type 99 Model 1 (Japan)
30 mm  ADEN Mk.4 (Britain)