Northeast Atlanta Gaming

August 6, 2010

A modified Weapons Effectiveness Chart

Since modern 120mm and 125mm cannon are often engaging in combat at 2300 to 2800 meters (1), and since these weapon’s power is often quoted at 2 kilometer range, it makes sense to me to modify the Arab Israeli Wars WEC or the Panzerleader ’70 chart to accommodate the extended range of these guns. I also like Byron Henderson’s amended WEC for PB/PL, which makes it difficult for WW II era tanks to shoot at ranges beyond 1500 meters. Those ideas just make sense to me. In the amended PL70 WEC presented below, the column A > 115 is intended for modern weapons of 120mm or more. Neither IS-3s nor T-62s would qualify, as they lack the modern FCS needed to fire efficiently at those ranges. Annex II of David Eshel’s book “Chariots of the Desert” speaks of T-62 performance, and the effective range of the weapon is presented there as about 1500 meters.



1. Bohannen, Richard M. “Dragon’s Roar: 1-37 Armor in the Battle of ’73 Easting”, Armor, May-June 1992, p. 14
2. Eshel, David, “Chariots of the Desert”, Brassey, 1989, pp 190-192.



  1. FnS,

    I posted a link to your blog on my page. Someday I’ll figure out how to set up a blog roll.

    I like what you have been doing with AIW. It was a good game in it’s day.

    If you can find it, a good reference on Soviet armor is Soviet/Russian Armor and Artillery Design Practices: 1945 to Present by Andrew W. Hull, David R. Markov, and Steven J. Zaloga. The book details the lessons the Soviets drew from their experience in WWII and goes on to detail the design and development of all of the post-war MBTs, APCs, and anti-tank missiles. There is even a short section on mobile artillery and towed anti-tank guns. It can be hard to find but for your interests in might be worth the effort.


    Comment by bbiskup1898 — August 6, 2010 @ 9:34 pm | Reply

  2. bbkiskup,

    On your dashboard will be a dropdown on the left hand side named Links. Open it up (click on the triangle). Add a new link, and then under categories, check Blogroll. You can delete and add categories from Links. Those links appear on the right of your blog page.

    Hope this helps.


    Comment by foodnearsnellville — August 7, 2010 @ 3:22 pm | Reply

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