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7.5cm GebirgsKanone L/13

Mountain artillery

Contributor :
Ralph Lovett      http://www.lovettartillery.com
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Location :
Wrightsville, GA
Lovett's collection
Coordinates : Lat : 32.72660 / Long : -82.72090
General comments on this surviving gun :

Identical items in the same location : 1
Items covered by this file : 1

The picture does not represent well the small size of this gun, but it is self-speaking to demonstrate its obsolescence in 1914

View on the breech, markings 'Fried. Krupp Essen 1891 - nr 15'. Another amazing renovation by Ralph Lovett !

Historic and technical information
Denomination :     7.5cm GebK L/13 Origin :       ( Krupp)          

Historic context :

Most of the European weapons industry majors were present on the market of artillery guns specifically designed for use in mountains at the end of the XIXth century, for their country needs but also for exportation. In Germany, this type of gun was not very popular, and before 1900 only Krupp had such weapons in its catalogue, and was mainly selling it abroad.

This is how Krupp was manufacturing in the 1880's very light 75 mm mountain guns named '7.5cm Geb K L/13' and was exporting it for instance in Chili.. This gun, without any recoil recuperation system, could be disassembled in two separate 100 kg loads, transportable with mules or horses on the mountainous countries.

During the Great War, some of these old guns were used by Germany in their African colonies, as well as by the Turks

Technical data :

  • Complete description : 7.5cm L/13 mountain gun
  • Design year : 1880
  • Calibre : 75.00 mm
  • Weight in firing position : 200 kg (approx.)
  • Weight for transportation : Same, disassembled into 100 kg max loads
  • Tube length in calibres : 13.00
  • Grooves : 24
  • Projectile weight : 4.3 kg
  • Initial speed : 300 m/s
  • Fire rate :
  • Range : 3900 m
  • Elevation range : -10 to +20 degrees
  • Direction range : none

  • German Artillery of World War One           Herbert Jager                   Crowood   2001  
  • Wikipedia http://fr.wikipedia.org/