10.5 cm Cannon Model 1927

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10.5 cm Cannon Model 1927
Type Heavy field gun
Place of origin Sweden
Service history
In service 1927-1945
Used by  Sweden
 Netherlands
 Nazi Germany
 Hungary
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer Bofors
Manufacturer Bofors
Specifications
Weight 3,650 kilograms (8,050 lb)
Barrel length 4.2 metres (13 ft 9 in) L/40
4.41 metres (14 ft 6 in) L/42
Crew 9

Shell 16 kilograms (35 lb)
Caliber 105 mm (4.134 in)
Breech interrupted screw
Carriage split trail
Elevation -3° to +45°
Traverse 60°
Rate of fire 6-8 rpm
Muzzle velocity 750 m/s (2,460 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 16,500 metres (18,000 yd)

The 10.5 cm Cannon Model 1927 was a heavy field gun used by the Netherlands and Hungary during World War II. Dutch guns were known as the 10-veld. Hungary purchased a license and built them as the 31 M. Captured weapons were designated by the Wehrmacht as the schwere 10.5 cm Kanone 335(h). Four were bought by the Swedish coastal artillery as the 10.5 cm kanon m/27. They were later upgraded to m/34 standard as the m/27-34. They were transferred to the field artillery in 1942. The Dutch appear to have bought guns with both 40 and 42 caliber barrel lengths.

The gun was designed for motor traction with spoked steel wheels with rubber rims. The spades were removed and placed onto the trail legs for transport.

References[edit]

  • Chamberlain, Peter & Gander, Terry. Light and Medium Field Artillery. New York: Arco, 1975 ISBN 978-0-668-03820-1
  • Gander, Terry and Chamberlain, Weapons of the Third Reich: An Encyclopedic Survey of All Small Arms, Artillery and Special Weapons of the German Land Forces 1939-1945. New York: Doubleday, 1979 ISBN 0-385-15090-3

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