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7.5 cm Leicht Geschütz 40

Recoilless Artillery

7.5 cm Leicht Geschütz 40 Olmutz

Service Data:

In Service: 1941 to 1945

Production Data:

Manufacturer: Rheinmetall-Borsig
Number built: 450

Technical Data:

Type: Leicht Geschütz

Calibre: 7.5 cm
Length: 750 m
Weight: 145 kg
Breech: horizontal sliding block, percussion fired
Elevation: -15° to +42°
Traverse: 360° below 20° elevation 60° above 20° elevation
Rate of fire: 8 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 350 m/s
Effective range: 6,800 m
Shell Weight: kg
Used by: Heer

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Heer Comments


German Artillery in World War II. 1939-1945.
ISBN-10: 0887407625

German Artillery of World War Two.
ISBN-10: 1853672610

German infantry weapons of World War II.
ISBN-10: 0882543725

German Small Arms of World War II.
ISBN-10: 0896730239

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