Gebirgskanone 15

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Technical Information

Gebirgs-Kanone 15
Gun
Caliber 75 mm
Weight, combat ready 630 kg
Barrel length 1.155 m
Range (max) 6650 m
Rate of fire, effective 5-6 rounds per minute
Barrel life 6000-8000 rounds
Mount
Maximum elevation 50°
Minimum depression -9°
Traverse

Ammunition

Shell Geb Gr 15 Al Geb Gr 15 rot 7,5 cn Gr 39 Hl
Physical Characteristics
Type HE HEAT
Shell caliber 74.85 mm
Shell weight 5.47 kg 4.50 kg
Shell length 327 mm 284 mm
Shell explosive contents
  • Pressed: 480 g
  • Cast: 640 g
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Performance
Muzzle velocity 386 m/s 400 m/s
Effective range 6650 m 1500 m
Penetration, all ranges 0 mm
  • 30°: 45 mm
  • 45°: 30 mm

Sources

  1. Anlage zu Blatt 11 und 19. 4 p.
  2. Blatt 11. 1 p.
  3. Heereswaffenamt. Geschoßringbuch Band I. Berlin : Oberkommando des Heeres, 1939. 111 p. D 460/1+.
  4. Koch. Handbuch Die Munition der deutschen Geschütze und Werfer. Berlin : Heereswaffenamt, Oberkommando des Heeres, 1940. 324 p. D 435/1.