Cannone da 152/45

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Cannone da 152/45
Type Heavy gun
Place of origin Italy
Service history
In service 1917-1945
Used by Kingdom of Italy
Wars World War I, World War II
Specifications
Weight 16,672 kilograms (36,755 lb)
Barrel length 7.138 metres (23 ft 5 in) L/46.7

Shell 47 kilograms (104 lb)
Caliber 152.4 mm (6 in)
Carriage box trail
Elevation -5° to +45°
Traverse 10° or 60°
Rate of fire 1 rpm
Muzzle velocity 830 m/s (2,723 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 19,400 metres (21,200 yd)

The Cannone da 152/45 was a heavy gun which served with Italy during World War I and World War II. It was an expedient mating of a naval gun barrel placed on a land carriage to fulfill the Italian Army's need for long-range counter-battery work. The carriage was placed on a firing platform which had to be dug into the ground. A pit had to be dug into the ground to allow the gun to fire at high elevations. Some 53 were in Italian service in 1939. The German designation for the gun was the 15.2cm K 411(i).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chamberlain, Peter (1975). Heavy artillery. Gander, Terry,. New York: Arco. ISBN 0668038985. OCLC 2143869.