Skoda 75 mm Model 1939

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Skoda 75 mm Model 1939 (C6)
Type Mountain gun
Place of origin Czechoslovakia
Service history
In service 1939-1945?
Used by Romania
Iran
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer Skoda
Manufacturer Skoda
Specifications
Weight 820 kg (1,810 lb)
Barrel length 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in) L/21

Shell 6.3 kilograms (14 lb)
Caliber 75 mm (2.95 in)
Carriage box trail
Elevation -7° 30' to +70°
Traverse
Muzzle velocity 480 m/s (1,575 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 10,200 m (11,200 yd)

The Skoda 75 mm Model 1939 (75 mm M.39) was a mountain gun manufactured in by Skoda Works and exported in small numbers to Romania and Iran. The design was related to the Bofors L/22 sold to Switzerland. For transport, the gun could be broken into eight sections and carried by mule. The gun crew was protected by an armoured shield. Romanian guns equipped two mountain artillery battalions.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Chamberlain and Gander, p. 11

References[edit]

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