Originally Posted by 17thfabn
V= pi R squared X h
Since the h
for the 75 mm tank ammo is BIGGER
than that for the 75 mm pack howitzer it would result in a bigger volume?
And you thought you would never use that formula after 9th grade!
But you are correct the overall tank ammunition is longer than the howitzer ammo. But both the cartridge shells and projectiles are the same diameter.
OK...I think. I had a tough enough time grasping basic algebra. Trig and calculus were way beyond anything I understood. Never used any of it until I got interested in celestial navigation, then used only what was necessary to do several pages of calculations. Same with formulas...only learned what I felt was necessary as a mechanic, welder/fabricator, racing/computer/gun nut/etc.
But yes; a .357 case will hold more powder than a .38 Spl case too...and it's also .10" longer. Imagine same would apply to a 75mm flavor.