Skoda 75 mm Model 1939

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Skoda 75 mm Model 1939 (C6)
TypeMountain gun
Place of originCzechoslovakia
Service history
In service1939-1945?
Used byRomania
Iran
WarsWorld War II
Production history
DesignerSkoda
ManufacturerSkoda
Specifications
Mass820 kg (1,810 lb)
Barrel length1.57 m (5 ft 2 in) L/21

Shell6.3 kilograms (14 lb)
Caliber75 mm (2.95 in)
CarriageBox trail
Elevation-7° 30' to +70°
Traverse
Muzzle velocity480 m/s (1,575 ft/s)
Maximum firing range10,200 m (11,200 yd)

The Skoda 75 mm Model 1939 (75 mm M.39) was a mountain gun manufactured in by Skoda Works and exported in small numbers to Romania and Iran. The design was related to the Bofors L/22 sold to Switzerland. For transport, the gun could be broken into eight sections and carried by mule. The gun crew was protected by an armoured shield. Romanian guns equipped two mountain artillery battalions.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Chamberlain and Gander, p. 11

References[edit]

  • Chamberlain, Peter and Gander, Terry. Infantry, Mountain and Airborne Guns