Rheinmetall 80mm mountain gun M. 1914

 

 

 

 

German designation :

8cm Gebirgskanone L/17 M. 1914

Calibre :

80mm L/17

Weight of the barrel :

204 kg

Weight in action :

650 kg

Barrel length :

1.36 m

Shell weight:

7 kg charge : 280 g of Trotyl

Mine shell weight :

7 kg charge : 700 g of Trotyl

H.E. Shrapnel :

7 kg 305 bullets

Max. range :

7000 m

Muzzle velocity :

350 m/s

Elevation :

+ 30 / - 1 (with axle in low position)

+ 38 / - 11 (with axle in high position)

Traversing angle :

6

Transport :

8 loads

Remarks :

Quick firing mountain gun, with hydro-spring recoil system, single-motion wedge breech mechanism, traverse on pivot. After the Balkan Wars the Serbian Army tested also a 8cm Rheinmetall mountain gun, and according with Franz KOSAR, Gebirgsartillerie, p. 71-72 bought some of these guns. But about this gun I was not able to find any reference in any other source.