It was another variant of the 7.7 cm FK 96 n.A. using the tube, breech and carriage of the older gun. The carriage was modified with smaller wheels set closer together and lacked the crew seats and lower part of the shield. It was transported in two loads.
Only enough guns for eighteen batteries had been ordered and delivered in the Spring of 1917 as the Germans continued their search for the ideal infantry gun by ordering the Austrian Skoda7.5 cm Gebirgskanone 15