Battering charges adopted in 1912-1915

 

 

Guns

Powder

Weight of the charge with the ignitor

Muzzle velocity

Year of adoption

Vereinigte Köln-Rottweiler Pulverfabriken AG

8,7cm field guns

D.R.P.

210 x 8 x 6.5

520 g

+ 10 g of black powder

535 m/s

1914

7,5cm QF field guns

D.R.P.

180 x 8 x 6.5

340 g

+ 10 g of black powder

460 m/s

1914

12cm L/25 guns

D.R.P.

180 + 90 x 8 x 6.5

1100 g

+ 30 g of black powder

460 m/s

1914

12cm L/28 guns

D.R.P.

250 x 9 x 5.5

1700 g

+ 30 g of black powder

500 m/s

1914

15cm L/30 guns

D.R.P.

250 + 250 x 9 x 5.5

3820 g

+ 45 g of black powder

520 /s

1914

12cm L/12 field howitzers

W.P.

4 x 4 x 1

0,470 kg

0,300 kg

0.195 kg

+ 10 g of black powder

268 m/s

194 m/s

150 m/s

1912

15cm L/12 howitzers

W.P.

4 x 4 x 1

680 g

560 g

455 g

355 g

260 g

+ 10 g of black powder

260 m/s

230 m/s

200 m/s

170 m/s

140 m/s

1912

10,5cm L/30 QF guns

D.R.P.

305 x 9 x 6

1570 g

+ 14 g of black powder

+ 20 g of coarse-grained black powder

530 m/s

1914

15cm L/14 QF howitzers

W.P.

20 x 20 x 1.2

 

945 g

725 g

610 g

490 g

385 g

300 g

310 m/s

260 m/s

230 m/s

200 m/s

170 m/s

140 m/s

1914

Vereinigte Rheinisch-Westfälische Pulverfabriken AG

12cm QF field howitzers

W.A.S.

123 x 1

640 g

550 g

410 g

295 g

195 g

330 m/s

300 m/s

250 m/s

200 m/s

150 m/s

1914

15cm L/12 howitzers

W.A.S.

123 x 1

710 g

580 g

465 g

360 g

260 m/s

230 m/s

200 m/s

170 m/s

1914