Effective throw for the OQF 3 in (7.6cm)/L26 is 1,800 meters. A tad short for 8.8cm killing, but the bomb thrown was similar in effect to the French 75. Better than nothing.The 3in is useless HE thrower, but 2 pdr is adequate for the job? Any math to back up this?
The Russians had good doctrine and Stalin. The "world's greatest military genius" (SARCASM) can foul up the best preparations. (Ditto: "the world's second greatest military genius.") (More SARCASM.)This is what it's all about - once British Army embraces the combined arms concept, many things will fall in their place and Axis land forces will receive kicking.
Monty Python; "Uncle; Thou shalt take the 9.0cm/L52 and thou shalt stuff it onto a Sherman chassis in a bodge thou shalt call the M36 and thou shalt cause the Panther and its cousins to snuff it."17 pdr have had also small HE content, just like the US 3in gun, since the shell was fired with full charge by both guns.
Monty Python: "Because the 17pdr with DSAPS is worthless beyond 500 meters and composite rigid out of the 9.0cm/L50 has DOUBLE the effective engagement range and the gun/howitzer throws an HE round that kills Mister Eighty-eight out to 4,000 meters, Stupid."