Krupp 75mm horse gun M. 1908

 

 

Calibre :

75mm L/30

Rumenian designation :

Tunul de camp Krupp, cal. 75 mm, md. 1908

Weight of the barrel :

375 kg

Weight of breech :

28 kg

Weight in action :

975 kg

Weight in marching order :

1650 kg

Weight of ammunition wagon :

1728 kg

Barrel length :

2250 m

Rifling

length :

1.741 m – 23.2 calibres

twist :

increasing, from 1 in 50 to 1 in 30 calibres

angle of twist :

from 3.6 to 6°

Barrel grooves

number :

28

depth :

0.75 mm

width :

5.92 mm

Shield thickness :

6 mm

Height of the line of fire :

990 mm

Cartridge

size :

75 x 280 x 90 R

weight :

8.5 kg

charge :

0.442 kg Rottweil smokeless powder

Shell

weight :

6.5 kg - charge: 0.14 kg Picric acid

fuze :

percussion - weight : 340 g

max. range :

6400 m (afterwards increased to 8000 m)

Sharpnel

weight :

6.32 kg - charge : 75 g of black powder

295 bullets x 11 g

fuze :

time and percussion - weight : 392 g

max. range :

5500 m (afterwards increased to 6000 m)

H.E.Sharpnel¹

weight :

6.5 kg - charge : 0.22 kg Trotyl

285 bullets x 9 g

fuze :

Ehrhardt Doppel Zünder C/1905 

max. range :

5800 m

Muzzle velocity :

500 m/s

Elevation :

+ 16° / - 8°

Traversing angle :

Recoil :

1370 mm

Height of the wheels :

1.30 m

Track :

1.48 m

Transport :

drawn by six horses

Ammunition :

gun limber - 24 shells, wagon limber - 24 shells, wagon body - 64 shells

12 ammunition wagons for every battery

Remarks :

Quick firing field gun for horse artillery batteries. The equipment was the same of the field gun M. 1903, but it was fitted for an independent line of sight. Romania bought 24 guns M. 1908 (6 batteries). Being lighter, this gun was used by horse artillery batteries.