Putilov 76.2mm field gun M. 1902

 

 

 

 

Russian designation :

3 дюймовая (76,2 мм.) полевая пушка обр. 1902 г.

German designation :

7,62 cm Feldkanone L/30 (russ. 02)

Calibre :

76.2mm L/30

Weight of the barrel :

389 kg

Weight of the wheels :

146 kg / 150 kg

Weight of carriage :

692 kg / 710 kg (575 kg for Horse Artillery)

Weight in action :

1092 kg / 1106 kg (975 kg for Horse Artillery)

Weight of the gun limber :

empty - 450 kg (426 kg for Horse Artillery)

loaded - 921 kg (692 kg for Horse Artillery)

Weight in marching order :

1949 kg (1667 kg for Horse Artillery)

Weight of the wagon limber :

empty - 450 kg (426 kg for Horse Artillery)

loaded - 950 kg / 966 kg (704 kg for Horse Artillery)

Weight of the caisson :

401 kg (385 kg for Horse Artillery)

Weight of the ammo wagon :

1941 kg /1925 kg (1588 kg for Horse Artillery)

Barrel length :

2.286 m

Barrel grooves

number :

24

depth :

0.76 mm

width :

7.19 mm

Height of the line of fire :

927 mm

Shield thickness :

4 mm

Cartridge

size :

76.2 x 385 x 90 R

weight :

1.51 kg

shelled :

8.52 kg (shell) 8.94 kg (shrapnel)

charge :

900 g

Russian projectiles

 

Shell weight :

6.58 kg - charge : 369 g Schneiderite/Trotyl/Melinite

Mine-Shell weight :

6.41 kg - charge : 785 g Trotyl

Shrapnel

weight :

6.50 kg - charge : 85 g of black powder

260 bullets x 10.7 g

fuze :

time and percussion weight : 307 g

Muzzle velocity :

588 m/s

Max. range :

6550 m (with percussion fuze)

5500 m (with time fuze)

German projectiles

 

Cartridge

size :

76.2 x 385 x 90 R

weight :

9.35 kg

charge :

950 g (715 g with captured Russian projectiles)

7,62 cm Gr. G.C. 36

weight :

6.85 kg charge 190 g

max. range :

9400 m

7,62 cm Schr.

weight :

6.5 kg

max. range :

7500 m (with percussion fuze)

6400 m (with time fuze)

Elevation :

+ 16 40 / - 6

Traversing angle :

5.5

Track :

1.47 m

Remarks :

Quick firing field gun, with hydraulic buffer and springs, swinging block breech mechanism, traverse on axle. It was equipped with the Goerz panoramic sight and fitted for an independent line of sight. Many of them were transformed into antiaircraft guns in Germany. In May 1916 the 1st division of 21st artillery regiment and 2nd division the 22nd artillery regiment, both assigned to 11th Makedonska Division were equipped with Russian field guns (6 batteries).

 

 

 

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0Pu76mm Russian_M1902_2

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