Krupp 75mm Turkish mountain gun M. 1904

 

 

 

 

Turkish denomination :

7,5/14 sm. Krup seri ateşli dağ top

Krupp denomination :

7,5 cm Gebirgs-kanone M. 04

Calibre :

75mm L/14

Weight of the barrel :

106 kg

Weight of the breech-block :

19.5 kg

Weight in action :

387 kg

Weight with the shield :

421 kg

Barrel length :

1.050 m

Rifling

length :

0.762 m 10.2 calibres

twist :

increasing, from 1 in 45 to 1 in 25 calibres

Barrel grooves

number :

28

depth :

0.75 mm

width :

5.92 mm

Height of the line of fire :

676 mm

Shield

thickness :

4 mm

weight :

33 kg

Cartridge

weight :

840 g

shelled :

6.3 kg

charge :

125 g of Rottweil smokeless powder

Shell

weight :

5.3 kg

fuze :

percussion

max. range :

4800 m

Shrapnel

weight :

5.35 kg

230 bullets x 11 g

fuze :

time and percussion

max. range :

3600 m

Muzzle velocity :

300 m/s

Elevation :

+ 15 / - 10 (with axle in low position)

+ 25 / - 10 (with axle in high position)

Traversing angle :

4

Track :

740 mm

Transport :

4 loads: gun (105 kg); cradle (105.5 kg); carriage, recoil barrels (87 kg); trail, wheels, axle (89.5 kg).

With the pack saddles the loads weighted 132 120 kg)

Remarks :

Quick firing mountain gun with hydro-spring recoil system, single-motion wedge breech mechanism, traverse on pivot. It was not fitted for an independent line of sight.

In 1912 Turkish Army had 146 Krupp 75mm mountain guns M. 1904 (23 six-guns and 2 four-guns batteries). In 1912-13 Bulgarian Army captured from the Turks 11 of these gun. There is only a little difference between the Turkish and the Bulgarian 75mm Krupp mountain gun M. 1904.

 

 

 

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75mm Krupp M. 1904 guns in service in Turkish Army