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Kalkalash #1 Posted 06 June 2015 - 06:57 PM

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Hi!

 

I've created a small program that can be used to estimate the armour penetration values of different projectiles and the effective armour thicknesses of different armour configurations. Note that I'm not a very experienced coder so the program is very simple looking and working and it's not very graphical (screenshot below). However, it gets the job done. My idea for the program is to expand it little by little and create an interesting tool for people who are interested in tanks and armour and etc. 

 

The calculations mechanics are derived from my Bachelor's Thesis on the subject. Note that this is not a tool for calculating situations in World of Tanks but real life estimates.

 

At it's current version, you can only calculate the effective thickness of a sloped armour for different ammo types. I hope that you folks could try it out and give some feedback and maybe give ideas on what features you'd like to get added in. 

 

Screenshot:

 

Changelog:

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Download:

http://www.mediafire.com/download/opm74ak2hxavbsp/Ballistics_Calculator_v.0.1.2.exe

Yes, I know. Giving a download link to a random .exe file look fishy but you know my real name for heaven's sake :P


Edited by Kalkalash, 13 June 2015 - 10:39 AM.


Kalkalash #2 Posted 07 June 2015 - 11:53 AM

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Updated with a new version. Changes:

 

- You can now convert face hardened and cast armour plates into rolled homogeneous armour plates. 

- You can calculate the effective thickness of spaced and layered armour

- An encyclopedia section



Kalkalash #3 Posted 13 June 2015 - 10:36 AM

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Updated with a new version. Changes:

 

- Armour penetration calculator

- Encyclopedia entry on shell types

 

Just to demonstrate how the prediction compares with real life here are penetration values for M4 Sherman, Tiger I and IS-2 on different ranges calculated through the program and compared to real life values:

 

M4 Sherman (75mm M3, AP-shell)

Penetration Program Real life
100 110 109
250 104 102
500 94 92
750 85 84
1000 77 76
1250 69 68
1500 63 62
2000 52 51
2500 42 41
3000 35 34

 

Tiger I (8.8cm KwK 36 L/56, APCBC-shell)

Penetration Program Real life
100 157 162
250 153 158
500 145 151
750 138 144
1000 132 138
1250 125 132
1500 119 126
2000 108 116
2500 98 106
3000 89 97

 

IS-2 (122mm D-25T, AP-shell)

Penetration Program Real life
100 213

196

250 205 189
500 192 179
750 180 168
1000 169 158
1250 158 150
1500 149 141
2000 131 125
2500 115 111
3000 101 99

 

As you can see, the program approximates the values rather close to real life values and is a good tool to estimate a gun's penetration values.

 







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