NATO targets

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NATO targets are a series of standard armoured targets defined by NATO designed to test the armour penetration of weapons. The purpose of the triple heavy target is to represent the difficulty a projectile would face in penetrating the skirt, roadwheel, and hull of a Soviet tank. [1]

They are defined as:

Target type Angle of
target
First plate
thickness
First plate
hardness
First air gap Second plate
thickness
Second plate
hardness
Second
air gap
Third plate
thickness
Third plate
hardness
Single medium 60° 130 mm
Single heavy 60° 150 mm 260-300 kp/mm2
Double medium 60° 40 mm 150 mm 90 mm
Double heavy 60° 40 mm 308-353 kp/mm2 150 mm 110 mm 260-300 kp/mm2
Triple medium 65° 10 mm 330 mm 25 mm 330 mm 60 mm
Triple heavy 65° 10 mm 412-438 kp/mm2 330 mm 25 mm 100-122 kp/mm2 330 mm 80 mm 308-353 kp/mm2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kelley, Orr (1989). King of the Killing Zone. p. 176. ISBN 0-393-02648-5.