M.27 (mountain gun)

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75 mm M.27

7.5 cm M.27 mountain gun - side view.jpg

7.5 cm M.27 mountain gun - front view.jpg
Type Mountain gun
Place of origin Norway
Service history
In service 1927-1940
Used by  Norway
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer Kongsberg
Manufacturer Kongsberg
Number built 24
Specifications
Weight 600 kg (1,300 lb)
Barrel length 1.53 m (5 ft) L/20.5

Shell 6.5 kilograms (14 lb)
Caliber 75 mm (2.95 in)
Carriage split trail
Elevation -5° to +47°
Traverse
Muzzle velocity 395 m/s (1,296 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 8,800 m (9,600 yd)

The 75 mm M.27 was a Norwegian mountain gun used in World War II. Twenty-four of these guns were designed and built by Kongsberg Kanonfabrik to supplement the old 75mm Ehrhardt M.11 guns. There is no record of any use by Nazi Germany after the Norwegian Campaign

References[edit]

  • Chamberlain, Peter & Gander, Terry. Infantry, Mountain and Airborne Guns.