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15-cm-sFH 18/40 (15cm těžká polní houfnice)

15-cm-sFH 18/40 (15 cm heavy field howitzer)

15-cm-schwere Feldhaubitze 18/40

15 cm sFH 18/40


Heavy field howitzer caliber 15 cm comes again from sFH 18. The weapon received a new long barrel and was mounted on a mount sHF18. Later, this cannon was redesignated the 15 cm schwere Feldhubitze 42


TTD:
Caliber: 149.1 mm
Combat weight: 6,480 kg
Shipping weight: 5,660 kg
Elevation: 0 ° to + 43 °
Measure: 56 °
Barrel length: 32.5 calibers, ie 4,875 mm
Groove length: 3 927 mm
Max. recoil length: 920 mm
Ammunition: shatterproof
Grenade weight: 43.50 kg
Range: 15 100m
Mouth speed: 595 m/s
Firing rate: 4 rounds per minute
Length in firing position: 5,600 mm


Ammunition used:
15 cm Gr 19: weight 43.5 kg with a muzzle velocity of 485 m/s
15 cm Gr 39 NI/A: weight 25 kg with a muzzle velocity of 465 m/s
15 cm PzGr39 TS: weight 15 kg with a muzzle velocity of 880 m/s
Service: 9 men


Lifespan of about 20,000 shots
Total produced: 46 pcs


Resources:
Author's archive
J.Engelmann: Deutsche Schwere Feldhaubitzen, Waffen-Arsenal 135, Podzum-Pallas Verlag, 6360 Friedburg, ISBN: 3-7909-0446-5, 1992
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