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12.8 cm Kanone 44

Heavy Field Artillery

12.8 cm Kanone 44

Service Data:

In Service: 1944 to 1945

Production Data:

Manufacturer: Krupp, Rheinmetall-Borsig
Number built:

Technical Data:

Type: Kanone

Calibre: 12.8 cm
Length: 7.023 m
Weight: 10,150 kg
Breech: horizontal semi-automatic sliding block, electrically fired
Recoil: hydro pneumatic
Carriage: cruciform
Elevation: -7°51 to +45°27
Traverse: 360
Rate of fire: rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 935 m/s
Effective range: 24,410 m
Shell Weight: 28.00 kg
Used by: Heer
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German Artillery in World War II. 1939-1945.
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German Artillery of World War Two.
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German Small Arms of World War II.
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