7.5 cm FK 16 nA

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7.5 cm Feldkanone 16 neuer Art
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FK 16nA
TypeField gun
Place of originNazi Germany
Service history
In service1939-1945
Used byNazi Germany
WarsWorld War II
Production history
ManufacturerRheinmetall
Produced1930s
Specifications
Weight1,524 kg (3,360 lbs)
Barrel length2.7 m (9 ft) L/36

Shell75 × 200 mm. R
Shell weight5.83 kilograms (12.9 lb) (HE)
6.8 kilograms (15 lb) (AP)
Caliber75 mm (2.95 in)
Breechhorizontal sliding-block
RecoilHydro-pneumatic
Carriagebox trail
Elevation-9° to +44°
Traverse
Muzzle velocity662 m/s (2,172 ft/s)
Effective firing range12,300 m (13,450 yds)
FillingTNT or amatol
Filling weight0.52 kilograms (1.1 lb)

The 7.5 cm Feld Kanone 16 neuer Art (7.5 cm FK 16 nA) was a field gun used by Germany in World War II. Originally built as the World War I-era 7.7 cm FK 16, surviving guns in German service were re-barrelled during the early 1930s in the new standard 7.5 cm calibre. It was not modernized for motor towing and retained its original wooden spoked tires and two crew seats on the face of the gun shield.

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  • Engelmann, Joachim and Scheibert, Horst. Deutsche Artillerie 1934-1945: Eine Dokumentation in Text, Skizzen und Bildern: Ausrüstung, Gliederung, Ausbildung, Führung, Einsatz. Limburg/Lahn, Germany: C. A. Starke, 1974
  • 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
  • Hogg, Ian V. German Artillery of World War Two. 2nd corrected edition. Mechanicsville, PA: Stackpole Books, 1997 ISBN 1-85367-480-X