9 cm Feldkanone M 75/96

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9 cm Feldkanone M 75/96
Type Field gun
Place of origin Austria-Hungary
Service history
In service 1898-1918
Used by Austria-Hungary
Wars World War I
Production history
Designed 1895-1898
Specifications
Weight 1,084 kg (2,390 lb)
Barrel length 2.06 metres (6 ft 9 in)

Caliber 87 millimetres (3.4 in)
Breech flat wedge with Broadwell obduration
Rate of fire 6 rpm
Muzzle velocity 440 m/s (1,400 ft/s)
Effective firing range 5,000 m (5,500 yd) (shrapnel)
Maximum firing range 6,000 m (6,600 yd) (HE)

The 9 cm Feldkanone M 75/96 was a field gun used by Austria-Hungary during World War I, a modernized version of the M 75 field gun. Virtually all the M 76s were upgraded during 1898. For cost reasons the new gun retained the bronze barrel of the original, although it was actually redesigned to withstand the more powerful propellants coming into use. A touch hole lock was added to prevent accidental misfiring when the breech was open. A spring-mounted spade brake reduced recoil from 5–6 metres to 80 centimetres, although it only worked if the spade was buried in the ground. A depression lever was added to elevate the carriage's trail to allow the gun greater depression in mountainous areas. Many guns had shields added after the outbreak of World War I.

References[edit]

  • Ortner, M. Christian. The Austro-Hungarian Artillery From 1867 to 1918: Technology, Organization, and Tactics. Vienna, Verlag Militaria, 2007 ISBN 978-3-902526-13-7
  • Łukasz Chrzanowski. "Artyleria Austro-Węgierska 1860-1890" Przemyśl, Wydawnictwo FORT, 2008, ISBN 978-83-923657-7-8