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Skoda 75-mm Mountain Gun

Wairau Cemetery, Tuamarina, Marlborough, New Zealand

The Skoda 75 mm (2.95 in) Mountain Gun M1915 is the result of successive attempts by the Austro-Hungarian Army from 1899 to 1915 to design a mountain gun that could be broken down quickly for carriage by mules. The high elevation allows it to be used effectively in mountainous terrain. Note the extra bracing for the shield. The trail is curved to provide better ground clearance; it could be folded in half and fitted with shafts for animal draft.

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Images courtesy Tony Tustin.
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Range: 7000 m (7655 yd)
Muzzle velocity:350 m/s (1148 ft/sec)
Weight: 620 kg (1390 lb)
Gun length: 1.12 m (15 calibre)
Elevation: -9° to +50°
Shell type: Shrapnel, 6.50 kg (14 lb)

June 2001

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