Broadwell 6cm mountain gun

 

 

 

 

Bulgarian designation :

6-см планинско оръдие система Бродвел

Calibre :

60mm L/20.8

Weight of the barrel :

106.59 kg

Weight of the breech-block :

10 kg

Weight of the carriage :

109 kg

Weight in action :

216 kg

Barrel length :

1.25 m

Length of the bore :

1130 mm

Barrel grooves

number :

18

depth :

7.5 mm

width :

3 mm

twist :

2100 mm 46 calibres

Battering charge :

0.2 kg of black powder

Shell weight :

2.30 kg charge : 90 g

Case shot weight :

 

Muzzle velocity :

300 m/s

Max. range :

 

Elevation :

+ 21 / - 10

Transport :

2 loads : 1 barrel, 1 carriage with axle and wheels

Ammunition box weight :

10 kg empty

48 kg loaded with 14 common shells, 2 case shots, 2 bags containing the battering charges and firing tools

Remarks :

Turkish mountain gun captured in 1877-78. During the War against Russia, the Turkish mountain artillery is reported to be equipped with 5.5 cm bronze and steel breech-loader guns mounted on steel carriages. The Turkish gun may be identified with a Krupp 6 cm mountain gun exhibited at the Vienna International Exposition in 1873, equipped with the Broadwell breech mechanism.