Canon de 105 modèle 1930 Schneider

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10½ cm 48 kaliber lang feltkanon model 1930
Muzeum Marynarki Wojennej Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej - 001.JPG
A Polish coastal version in Gdynia
Type field gun
Place of origin France
Service history
In service 1930-1945
Used by  Greece
 Denmark
 Poland
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer Schneider
Manufacturer Schneider
Specifications
Weight 5,120 kilograms (11,290 lb)
Barrel length 5.05 m (16 ft 7 in) L/48

Shell 16.3 kilograms (35 lb 15 oz)
Caliber 105 mm (4.13 in)
Breech interrupted screw
Recoil hydropneumatical
Carriage split trail
Elevation -0° to +43°
Traverse 47°
Rate of fire up to 6 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity 850 m/s (2,789 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 15,150 metres (16,570 yd)

The Canon de 105 modèle 1930 Schneider was a field gun used by several European countries during World War II (Greece, Denmark and Poland). The Germans alloted these guns the designations of 10.5 cm Kanone 310(g) and 10.5 cm Kanone 321(d) respectively, but it is unknown if they actually used them themselves.

It shared a carriage with the Canon de 155 modèle 1929 howitzer. It used the cumbersome Schneider-trademark spade plates that had to be hammered into the ground to anchor the gun in place.

References[edit]

  • Chamberlain, Peter & Gander, Terry. Light and Medium Field Artillery. New York: Arco, 1975

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