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Source of Comparative lethality tables

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  1. Sheldrake

    Sheldrake Member

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    Somewhere I have seen some tables claiming to show the relative lethality of WW2 weapons. If rifle = 1, MG 42 = 22 and Tiger tank = 250 sort of thing.

    Does anyone jhave a copy and cite its source?
     
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    It's not clear to me exactly what you are asking for.
    Is it P(K|hit) or P(K|shot) or number of kills or ...
    And are you talking about the target being a soldier or a vehicle or ...?
    The data I've seen that comes to mind are things like "rifle caliber bullets", "shell fragments", "mines", etc. vs target categories like personnel, soft vehicles, armored vehicles (and/or tanks). Note that doesn't separate out rifles vs mgs and may not even separated out pistol rounds from rifles and mgs. Rich may have a handle on this.
     
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  4. RichTO90

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    There are any number of systems that model lethality in different ways, such as the QJMA/TNDM as well as WEI/WUV, and others. However, they model lethality, so comparisons of lethality are models as well, not real world. Most were BOGSAT, while the QJMA/TNDM used a scoring formula.
     
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    Thanks Rich and George Patton. "HISTORICAL TRENDS RELATED TO WEAPON LETHALITY" is fine. Dupuy took this to a further level and charges for it. ;) Its a rough indication of the relative value of the the wargamers and nchess players use - Queen = 9 Pawn = 1.

    I'll post the relevance on a separate thread.
     

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