87mm and 80mm field guns ammunition in WW1

 

 

87mm Krupp

Shrapnel

Fuze:

 Dopp. Z. 98 (T&P Bulgarian fuze graduated up to 5150 m)

Shell:

7.1 kg – 305 lead bullets x 11 g, 90 g of black powder

Colour:

The body is red, the ogive is white

Turkish shrapnel

Fuze:

T&P Turkish fuze

Shell:

7.1 kg – 305 lead bullets x 11 g, 90 g of black powder

Colour:

The body and the ogive are black

9cm Schrapnell 15

Fuze:

Dopp. Z. 96 n/A (T&P German fuze graduated up to 4950 m)

Shell:

7.9 kg – 193 lead bullets x 10 g, 80 g of black powder

194mm (with the ogive)

133mm (without the ogive)

Thickness of the body 9mm – thickness of the wall 7mm

Colour:

The body and the ogive are green

Turkish H.E. shell

 

Fuze:

K.Z. 14 Fb (German percussion fuze)

Shell:

 

Colour:

The body is red, the ogive is yellow with a T impressed

9cm Granate 14

 

Fuze:

K.Z. 11 Gr. (German T&P fuze)

Shell:

7 kg – 250 g of Füllpulver 02

194mm (with the ogive)

128mm (without the ogive)

Thickness of the body 23mm – thickness of the wall 18mm

Colour:

The body is green with a 3 cm black ring above the driving band

9cm Granate 14 A

 

Fuze:

K.Z. 14 (German percussion fuze)

Shell:

7.5 kg – 200 g of Füllpulver 60/40

195mm (with the ogive)

132mm (without the ogive)

Thickness of the body 25mm – thickness of the wall 20mm

Colour:

The body is red, the ogive is dark green

Propelling charge

600 g of tubular nitroglycerine powder

735 g of 2x2x0,5 scaly nitroglycerine powder

Remarks

In the early stages of the War the 87mm Krupp field guns fired also the old shrapnel and common shells, bought before the Balkan Wars.

80mm De Bange

Obus ordinaire

Cast iron common shell

 

Fuze:

fusée percutante de 25/38mm Système Budin Mle 1875 (French percussion fuze)

Shell:

5.8 kg - charge : 0.24 kg of black powder

228mm (with the ogive)

Colour:

Obus à balles Mle 1880

Shrapnel

 

Fuze:

Fusée de campagne de 25/38mm modèle 1880, non détonateur, à double effet, système Budin (T&P French fuze)

Shell:

6.1 kg – 105 bullets x 15 g, 95 g of black powder

Colour:

Propelling charge

1.5 kg of black powder

560 g of smokeless powder BC

Remarks

The 80mm De Bange field guns were employed only until the Serbian ammunition was available.