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155 mm C17S (155mm houfnice)

155 mm C17S (155 mm howitzer)

Canon de 155 court modèle 1917 Schneider

155 mm C17S
Originální název:
Original Name:
Canon de 155 court modèle 1917 Schneider
polní houfnice
DD.MM.1916-DD.MM.1918 Schneider & Cie., Le Creusot /
Období výroby:
Production Period:
Vyrobeno kusů:
Number of Produced:
Prototyp vyroben:
Prototype Built:
Technické údaje:
Technical Data:
Bojová hmotnost:
Combat Weight:
3220 kg
Přepravní hmotnost:
Manoeuvre Weight:
3720 kg
155 mm
Délka hlavně:
Barrel Length:
2176 mm
Celková délka:
Overall Length:
? mm
Celková šířka:
Overall Width:
? mm
Celková výška:
Overall Height:
? mm
0 - +42 °
12 °
Přepravní rychlost:
Manoeuvre Speed:
? km/h
Používaná munice:
Ammo Used:
Maximální dostřel:
Maximum Range:
11300 m -
Rychlost střelby:
Rate of Fire:
3 ran/min
Úsťová rychlost:
Muzzle Velocity:
735 m/s -
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označení Wehrmachtu: 15,5-cm-sFH 414 (f)
Lehmann, David: French Armament 1939-1940

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Gross howitzer vz.17 caliber 155 mm

Weapon system Schneider with the eccentric screw in conclusion was produced from the summer of 1914 by the firm of Schneider et Cie. in Creusotu. The howitzer was made in the total number of nearly 3 000 pieces and in addition the French army it has gained 15 of the european armies, that it should be in the arsenal throughout the interwar period.
In Czechoslovakia it was in the course of the year 1919 delivered a total of 51 pieces of howitzer from war production, with part of the material was in bad condition and damaged. From the mid-twenties were howitzers used only as a practice for regiments of heavy artillery and to the decommissioning of the equipment occurred in the year 1935.
Howitzers was made up of a single transport unit, a steel barrel consisted of casing, the soul and the conclusion had constant recoil, and in the cradle was supplemented by the fluid brake, air vratníkem and static vyvažovačem. The cradle and the gun carriage were made of moulded steel profiles, the carriage was a steel shield, targeting was carried out using bubínkového of the reticle, a mort telescope and libelového quadrant.
During transportation the barrel was the pulled back and thrust was used šestispřeží or osmispřeží (according to the complexity of the terrain).
The shooting was conducted by crushing the shells vz. 15 caliber 155 mm.

Tactical-technical data
the mass transport – 3 720 kg, the weight of the fighting – 3 220 kg calibre – 155 mm, number of grooves – 48, barrel length – 2,33 m (15,3 calibre), elevation angle – 0° to +42°, measured quantity – ±6°, the weight of the projectile – 43,6 kg, muzzle velocity – 450 m/s, the maximum range of a – 11 300 m, rate of fire – 4 rounds per minute, operation – 12 persons.

Fidler, George - Woodcock, Václav: the Encyclopedia of military power of czechoslovakia 1920-1938. Prague, Libri 2006..
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the heavy cannon that has been in the arsenal since its introduction in 1917 until the end of WWII. for WWI it was introduced into the armament of the american expeditionary forces in Europe. After WWI the gun was widely exported and came to weaponry in addition to other like Italy, Poland, Belgium and other countries. Usually it was known as C17S. Fracouzská army of them in 1939 should have in the arsenal yet to 2043 units. A considerable part of them has become prey to the WH and he is ranked under his designation of the equipment of its artillery regiments. Many of them were used for coastal defense on the so-called atlantic wall.
The weapon is originally called Canon de 155 C mle.1917 Schneider. In Belgium, the designation of Obusier de 155, Polish then 155 mm haubica wz.1917, the Italian name was Obice da 155/14 PB. The germans their prize howitzer called depending on where it is captured, 15.5 cm sFH 413(b), 15.5 cm sFH 17 (p), 15.5 cm sFH 414 (f) or 15,5 cm sFH 414 (i) (where the letters in brackets indicate country of origin - Belgium, Poland, Italy and France.

Caliber : 155 mm
Barrel length: (L/15,3) 2176 mm without end (with him 2332 mm)
The length of the bore : 1737 mm
Weight shipping : 3720 kg
Weight in position : 3300 kg
Elevation : 0° to +42°
Measured quantity : 6°
Muzzle velocity : 450 m/s
The weight of the projectile : 43,61 kg
Range : 11300 m
Rate of fire: 3 shots/min.
Manufacturer : Schneider et Cie in Creusotu

Source : Small arms, Artilery and special Weapon of the Third Reich
the authors of the T. Gander and P. Chamberlain, publishing Macdonald and Janes released in London 1978 ISBN 0 354 01108 1.
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Canon de 155mm C (L/15) Mle 1917 Schneider
French designation in May 1940.

5 minutes
Rate of fire : 2 rounds per minute during the first 10 minutes, with a maximum of 45 rounds/hour during artillery training.
Ammunition used by fr. Ammunition used by the army: HE
Max. range: 11 900 m
Projectile weight: 43 - 43,5 kg
V° : 450 m/s
Operator: 1 + 7
Spline length: 1 737 mm
Weight of barrel with breech 1 160 kg
Cannon length: 5 910 mm
Gun width: 1 900 mm
Gun height: 1 960 mm
Barrel cradle height: 1 430 mm
Gun slide: 1 360 mm

Canon de 155C mle 1917 Schneider (155mm howitzer)

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Chamberlain, Peter and Gander, Terry: Heavy Artillery; WW2 Fact Files, MACDONALD and JANE'S, London 1974,
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