10.66mm six barrels Nobel machine gun

 

 

 

 

Bulgarian designation :

Шестцевни 10,66 мм картечница Нобел

Russian designation :

6-ствольная 4,2-линейная скорострельная пушка обр. 1873 г.

Calibre :

10.66 mm

Weight of the barrel :

49.14 kg

Weight of the carriage :

90 kg

Weight in action :

230 with 216 cartridges

Weight in marching order :

528 kg

Gun length :

1016 mm

Barrel length :

660.5 mm

Barrel grooves

number :

6

depth :

0.28 mm

width :

3.90 mm

Cartridge

weight :

39.5 g

length :

75 mm

metal :

brass

Bullet

weight :

24.1 g

length :

27 mm

charge :

5.06 g of black powder

metal :

hardened lead

Muzzle velocity :

430 m/s

Max. range :

1200 m

Rate of fire :

600 rounds per minute

Ammunition :

2572 rounds

Transport :

drawn by two horses

Crew :

3 men firer, loader, driver

Remarks :

Mechanical machine gun (mitrailleur) introduced in the Russian Army in 1873 and manufactured by the firm Ludwig Nobel of Sankt Petersburg. It was based on the ten barrels Gatlin-Gorlov machine gun, modified and improved by the Russian col. Gorlov and engineer Vladimir Stoyanovich Baranovski. It fired the same ammunition as the Berdan 2 rifle. At the beginning of the Russo-Turkish War 16 ten and six-barrels machine guns were delivered to the Bulgarian National Army. At the beginning of the Balkan War 4 six-barrels machine guns were still in service.