7.7 cm Kanone in Haubitzelafette

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7.7 cm Kanone in Haubitzlafette
TypeField gun
Place of originGerman Empire
Service history
Used byGerman Empire
WarsWorld War I
Production history
DesignerRheinmetall
ManufacturerRheinmetall
Produced1915
Specifications
MassTravel: 2,250 kg (4,960 lb)
Combat: 1,300 kg (2,900 lb)
Barrel length2.080 m (6 ft 10 in) L/27[1]

ShellSeparate loading, cased charges and projectile
Shell weight7.2 kg (15 lb 14 oz)
Caliber77 mm (3 in)
BreechHorizontal sliding-block
RecoilHydro-spring
CarriageBox trail
Elevation-10° to +40°[1]
Rate of fire10 rpm
Muzzle velocityCharge 1: 420 m/s (1,400 ft/s)
Charge 2: 545 m/s (1,790 ft/s)
Maximum firing range10.7 km (6.6 mi)[1]

The 7.7 cm Kanone in Haubitzlafette (7.7 cm gun on howitzer carriage) was a field gun used by Germany in World War I. It consisted of the barrel of the 7.7 cm FK 96 n.A. mounted on the carriage of the 10.5 cm Feldhaubitze 98/09 in an attempt to get more elevation and range than the old 7.7 cm FK 96 n.A.. The Allies captured one example on 17 April 1916, but it is uncertain just how many were made or if they remained in service once the 7.7 cm FK 16 was introduced. The problem of range was addressed in the 7.7 cm FK 16 by adopting a longer barrel, increasing the size of the propellant chamber, changing the rifling pattern and increasing the elevation of the carriage.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "7.7 cm Feldkanone 16". www.landships.info. Retrieved 8 October 2018.