Krupp 105mm fortress gun M. 1880

 

 

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Bulgarian designation :

105-мм нескорострелно оръдие Д-35

Turkish designation :

10,5/35 sm. muhasara top

Greek designation :

Τοπομαχικό πυροβόλο των 105χιλ, Krupp, υποδ.1880

Krupp denomination :

10,5 cm Festungs- und Belagerungs- Kanone C/80

Calibre :

105mm L/35

Weight of the barrel :

1175 kg

Weight of the carriage :

1060 kg

Weight in action :

2235 kg

Weight of the platform :

2000 kg

Weight of the limber :

386 kg

Weight in marching order :

2621 kg

Barrel length :

3680 m

Length of the bore :

3380 mm

Barrel grooves

number :

32

depth :

2.25 mm

width :

6.80 mm

Ammunition

 

Battering charge :

4.70 kg of Prismatic Powder C/82

2.25 kg of Wurf Pulver C/89

Cast iron shell

length :

355 mm (L/3.4)

weight :

16 kg charge : 590 g

Cast iron shell

length :

400 mm (L/3.8)

weight :

16 kg charge : 690 g

Steel shell

length :

425 mm (L/4)

weight :

16 kg charge : 1.9 kg

Steel shell weight :

16 kg charge : 936 g

Cast iron shell weight:

16 kg charge : 380 g

Armour piercing shell :

16 kg charge : 1.9 kg

Shrapnel weight :

16 kg charge: 200 g of black powder

185 bullets x 26 g or 360 bullets x 16 g x 14 mm

Case shot weight :

16 kg

Muzzle velocity :

478 m/s

Angle of descent :

at 3000 m 5 52

at 10300 m 1 08

Max. range :

10300 m (with percussion fuze)

8500 m (with time fuze)

Elevation :

+ 35 / - 5

Traversing angle :

90 on the platform

Transport :

drawn by six horses

Remarks :

Slow firing jacket field gun (Mantelrohr), cylindro-prismatic wedge breech mechanism with an expanding steel obturation ring. Two wooden wedges, weighting 300 kg each, were placed behind the wheels to counter-recoil. The Turkish Army captured some of these guns during the war against Greece in 1896 and used them to strengthen the defence of the Odrin fortress. In 1916 the Bulgarian Army captured at least two of these guns.

 

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