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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Gun Self-Propelled 17pdr (Archer)
(also known as Archer)


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Armour Details


 Front 65mm@0(65.0mm)
 Side  60mm@0(60.0mm)
 Rear  60mm@0(60.0mm)
 Top  10mm@90(10.0mm)


 Front 30mm@68(80.0mm)
 Side  60mm@0(60.0mm)
 Rear  60mm@0(60.0mm)
 Top  10mm@90(10.0mm)


 Front 60mm@21(64.0mm)
 Side  60mm@0(60.0mm)
 Rear  60mm@0(60.0mm)
 Top  10mm@90(10.0mm)
Gun Mantlet 60 mm

Armour (x)mm @ (y) (Effective mm @ 0)

Effective Armour - Maximum 80 (mm) - Minimum 10 (mm)


Manufacture Dates 1944 - Unknown
Quantity Produced -
Weight  16.5 (tonnes)
Crew 4
M.G's small -
M.G's Large -
Length 6.77 (mtr)
Width 2.66 (mtr)
Height 2.26 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 15 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 8 (mph)
Range Road - (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity -
Horse Power -
Power/Weight - (HP/tonne)

General Information

The Gun Self-Propelled 17pdr (Archer)also known as Archer was a self propelled anti tank vehicle used by the british between 1944 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 4 and was 2.66 metres wide, 6.77 metres long, 2.26 metres high and weighed 16.5 tonnes.

Powered by a hp petrol engine the Gun Self-Propelled 17pdr (Archer) was capable of a road speed of 15mph and a cross country speed of 8mph.

Based on the sp gun chassis, the vehicle was armed with a Ordnance Q.F. 17pdr with a muzzle velocity of 950m/sec which was capable of penetrating 124mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
Ordnance Q.F. 17pdr
 Calibre 76 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 950 m/sec
 Shell Weight 7.65 Kg
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 137 135 132 124 117 110 102 95
Flight Time(secs) 0.1 0.21 0.43 0.9 1.4 1.94 2.51 3.12
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 98 88 69 44 25
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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