150mm guns ammunition in WW1

 

 

150mm L/30 gun

Shrapnel M. 04

Fuze:

Dopp. Z. s/30 (T&P Bulgarian fuze graduated up to 30’)

Shell:

40 kg – 900 bullets x 20 g, 400 g of black powder (Krupp shell)

40 kg – 900 bullets x 20 g, 635 g of black powder (Schneider shell)

450mm x 149.1 mm

Colour:

The body and the ogive is grey

Shrapnel M. 14

Fuze:

Dopp. Z. s/43 (T&P Bulgarian fuze graduated up to 33’)

Shell:

40 kg – 1225 bullets x 15 g, 410 g of black powder

450mm x 149.1 mm

Colour:

The body and the ogive is grey

H.E.Shell (old pattern)

Fuze:

Dopp. Z. s/43 (T&P Bulgarian fuze graduated up to 43’)

Shell:

40 kg – 8.785 kg of Schneiderite

675 x 149.1 mm

Colour:

The body is brown and the ogive is black

H.E.Shell M. 1912

Fuze:

Dopp. Z. s/43 (T&P Bulgarian fuze graduated up to 33’)

Shell:

40 kg – 8.170 kg of Schneiderite

675 x 149.1 mm

Colour:

The body and the ogive is yellow

H.E.Shell M. 1914

Fuze:

Gr.Z. 14 (German percussion fuze)

Shell:

40 kg – 8.850 kg of Füllpulver 02 (Trotyl)

675 x 149.1 mm

Colour:

The body and the ogive is green

H.E.Shell M. 1916

Fuze:

Gr.Z. 04 (Krupp percussion fuze)

Shell:

40 kg – 6.4 kg of Füllpulver 60/40

585 x 149.1 mm

Colour:

The body and the ogive is yellow

Mine Shell M. 1916

Fuze:

Gr.Z. 14 (German percussion fuze)

Shell:

40 kg – 2.53 kg of Füllpulver 60/40

450 x 149.1 mm

Colour:

Charges

3.635 kg of 325+162x9x6.5 of tubular nitroglycerine powder + 45 g of black powder

3.6 kg of 325+162x9x6.5 of tubular nitroglycerine powder + 45 g of black powder

3.750 kg of 290x5x2.5 of tubular nitroglycerine powder + 45 g of black powder

3.820 kg of 250+250x9x5.5 of tubular nitroglycerine powder + 45 g of black powder

150mm L/40 gun on wheeled road-carriage

15cm Sprenggranate L/3.6

Fuze:

Gr.Z. 16 (German percussion fuze)

Dopp. Z. s/43 (T&P Bulgarian fuze graduated up to 33’)

Shell:

40 kg – 4.4 kg of Füllpulver 2

40 kg – 4.5 kg of Füllpulver 2

40 kg – 4.8 kg of Füllpulver 2

Eventually 300 g of smoke producer

500 x 149.7mm (without the fuze)

Thickness of the body 45mm – thickness of the wall 22mm

Width of the driving band 20mm and 15 mm

Colour:

 

15cm Sprenggranate L/5

(Haube)

Fuze:

Gr.Z. 16 (German percussion fuze)

Hbgr.Z. 17 (German percussion fuze)

Dopp. Z. s/43 (T&P Bulgarian fuze graduated up to 33’)

Dopp. Z 16 o. Az. (T&P fuze without percussion system)

Shell:

44 kg – 4.8 kg of Füllpulver 2

44 kg – 4.8 kg of Füllpulver 60/40 + Dinitrobenzene

Eventually 300 g of smoke producer

750 x 149.7mm (with the false cap = Haube)

500 x 149.7 (without the ogive)

Thickness of the body 45mm – thickness of the wall 22mm

Width of the driving band 20mm and 15 mm

Colour:

The body and the ogive is yellow

In some shells the false cap is grey

15cm Sprenggranate L/3

(Haube)

Fuze:

Bd.Z. fü Spr.Gr. (base fuze for Mine shell)

Shell:

45 kg – 1.62 kg of Granatfüllung 88

450 x 149.7 (without the ogive)

Thickness of the body 53mm – thickness of the wall 30mm

Width of the driving band 25mm

Colour:

The body and the ogive is yellow

Charges

full charge: 7.2 kg of tubular nitroglycerine powder

reduced charge: 5 kg of tubular nitroglycerine powder