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CZK - K 1 (15 cm těžká houfnice)

15/24 Sm Ağır Obüs model 1933

K 1
Originální název:
Original Name:
K 1
Škodovy závody, Plzeň /
Období výroby:
Production Period:
Vyrobeno kusů:
Number of Produced:
Prototyp vyroben:
Prototype Built:
DD.MM.193R ?
Technické údaje:
Technical Data:
Bojová hmotnost:
Combat Weight:
5200 kg
Přepravní hmotnost:
Manoeuvre Weight:
5730 kg
150 mm
Délka hlavně:
Barrel Length:
3600 mm
Celková délka:
Overall Length:
? mm
Celková šířka:
Overall Width:
? mm
Celková výška:
Overall Height:
? mm
-5° - +75 °
±22,5 °
Přepravní rychlost:
Manoeuvre Speed:
? km/h
Používaná munice:
Ammo Used:
Maximální dostřel:
Maximum Range:
15150 m -
Rychlost střelby:
Rate of Fire:
3 ran/min
Úsťová rychlost:
Muzzle Velocity:
570 m/s -
Uživatelské státy:
User States:
Archiv Škoda: fond GŘ, karton 491, složka: Obusier de campagne de 149,7 m/m (Tur.)
Vladimír Karlický: Československé dělostřelecké zbraně, edice Mars sv. 13, Naše vojsko, Praha 1975, ISBN nemá
Jiří Janoušek: Československé dělostřelectvo 1918-1939, Nakladatelství Corona, Praha 2007, ISBN 978-80-86116-34-1
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15 cm heavy howitzer K1 system Shame

A brief history of the
At the beginning of the thirties developed a Skoda export howitzer To a nominal calibre of 15 cm. The first export of 160 pieces made in Turkey. It was a version of K1 in the embodiment for the horse workout. The weapon was transported disassembled into two parts for hlavňovém and lafetový car. It is interesting that although it was hipomobilní version, so the Turkish army to transport the howitzers used high-speed track-laying tractors of the FAQ. Only after the war, there was in the Turkish structural workshops to modernize the weapons, when that was the chassis with loukoťovými wheels rebuilt for new wheels with wide tires.

Tactical-technical data
- weight on the fly: 5730 kg
- weight in firing position: 5200 kg
- caliber nominal: 15 cm
- caliber design: 149,7 mm
- barrel length: 3.6 m, d/24
- elevation: -5° to +70°
- reading: ± 22,5°
- bullet weight: 42 kg
- muzzle velocity: 570 m/s
- max. range: 15150 m
- rate of fire: 3 rounds per minute
- attendants: 12 people

Howitzer in the execution of K1 Beta purchased Iran, and in executing K2 was delivered Jihoslávii and Romania. At the end of the thirties the army Rčs ordered the howitzer in the implementation of K4. To equip artillery units 15 cm howitzer vz. 37 already not, because the first pieces shipped from Skoda in march 1939, already bought the officers of the Wehrmacht.

Used photos were taken from the resources listed below.

The archive of Shame: fund DG, carton 491, folder: Obusier de campagne de 149,7 m/m (Tur.)
Vladimir Karlický: Czechoslovak artillery weapons, edition Mars vol. 13, Our troops, Prague 1975, ISBN does not
Jiří Janoušek: Czechoslovak artillery 1918-1939, published by Corona, Prague 2007, ISBN 978-80-86116-34-1


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24.06.2011 were specified some details, according to the information obtained from the Archives of Shame.
CZK - K 1 (15 cm těžká houfnice) - Místo koní traktory Praga.

Místo koní traktory Praga.
CZK - K 1 (15 cm těžká houfnice) - Hlavňový vůz 15 cm houfnice.

Hlavňový vůz 15 cm houfnice.
CZK - K 1 (15 cm těžká houfnice) - Náladová fotografie - via Overwagen.

Náladová fotografie - via Overwagen.
CZK - K 1 (15 cm těžká houfnice) - Dar Turecké republiky pražskému VHÚ.

Dar Turecké republiky pražskému VHÚ.
CZK - K 1 (15 cm těžká houfnice) - 15/24 Sm Agir Obus (model) 1933.

15/24 Sm Agir Obus (model) 1933.
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thanks to my fellow artillery units, who do not wish to be appointed, I learned advanced information about the caliber howitzers K1.

In short:
1/ from PSV was the Turkish army armed with guns of caliber 149,7 mm system Krupp,
2/ this fact in his tender account of the Skoda,
3/ the Turkish abbreviation: 15/24 Sm., can be interpreted as: caliber 15 cm, barrel length 24 times the caliber..
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