Skoda 75 mm Model 1928

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Skoda 75 mm Model 1928
Skoda 75 mm Model 1928 (AM Žižkov).jpg
Skoda 75 mm Model 1928 at the Army Museum Žižkov in Prague
Type Mountain gun
Place of origin Czechoslovakia
Service history
Used by  Albania
 Yugoslavia
 NDH
 Nazi Germany
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer Skoda
Manufacturer Skoda
Specifications
Weight 700 kg (1,500 lb)
Barrel length 1.34 m (4 ft 5 in) L/18

Shell 6.3 kilograms (14 lb)
Caliber 75 mm (2.95 in)
Carriage box trail
Elevation -8° to +50°
Traverse
Rate of fire 4 rpm
Muzzle velocity 425 m/s (1,394 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 8,700 m (9,500 yd)

The Skoda 75 mm Model 1928 (75 mm M.28) was a mountain gun manufactured by Skoda Works and exported to Yugoslavia. It was a modernized version of the Skoda 75 mm Model 15. The gun typically had a 75 mm barrel; however, it could be fitted with a 90 mm barrel. The Wehrmacht redesignated these guns as 7.5 cm GebK 28 (in Einheitslafette mit 9 cm GebH) or 7.5 cm GebK 285(j). The gun crew was protected by an armoured shield.

References[edit]

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