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

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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
francouzské označení v květnu 1940.

Rychlost nástupu do bojového postavení: 5 minut
Rychlost střelby : 2 rány za minutu během prvních 10 minut, při dělostřelecké přípravě max. 45 rán/hodinu.
Munice používaná fr. armádou: HE
Max. dostřel: 11 900 m
Hmotnost střely: 43 – 43,5 kg
V° : 450 m/s
Obsluha: 1 + 7
Délka drážkování: 1 737 mm
Hmotnost hlavně s závěrem 1 160 kg
Délka děla: 5 910 mm
Šířka děla: 1 900 mm
Výška děla: 1 960 mm
Výška kolíbky hlavně: 1 430 mm
Zákluz děla: 1 360 mm

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

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