Description

An unsuccessful anti-aircraft gun carried for a brief time on the Königsberg light cruisers. Replaced by single 8.8 cm/45 SK L/45 guns.

Gun Characteristics

Designation 8.8 cm/75 (3.46") SK C/25
Ship Class Used On Königsberg Class
Date Of Design 1925
Date In Service 1929
Gun Weight 13,184 lbs. (5,980 kg) (including breech mechanism)
Gun Length oa 260.8 in. (6.625 m)
Bore Length 249.6 in (6.340 m)
Rifling Length N/A
Grooves N/A
Lands N/A
Twist N/A
Chamber Volume N/A
Rate Of Fire about 15 rounds per minute

Ammunition

Type Fixed
Weight of Complete Round HE: 49.6 lbs. (22.5 kg)
Projectile Types and Weights HE: 19.8 lbs. (9.0 kg)
Bursting Charge N/A
Projectile Length 15.2 in (38.55 cm)
Propellant Charge N/A
Cartridge: 29.8 lbs. (13.5 kg)
Muzzle Velocity HE 3,478 fps (1,060 mps)
Working Pressure 19.7 tons/in2 (3,100 kg/cm2)
Approximate Barrel Life 600 rounds
Ammunition stowage per gun about 400 rounds

Range

Range with 19.8 lbs. (9.0 kg) Shell
Elevation Distance
45 degrees 19,250 yards (17,600 m)
AA Ceiling @ 80 degrees 44,780 feet (13,650 m)

Mount / Turret Data

Designation
  • Twin Mounts
    • Königsberg (3): Dop. L. C/25
Weight 63,823 lbs. (28,950 kg)
Elevation -10 / +85 degrees
Elevation Rate 10 degrees per second
Train 360 degrees 1
Train Rate 10 degrees per second
Gun recoil N/A
  1. ^These mountings could make one complete revolution in either direction from the mid (fore and aft) position for a total of 720 degrees of train. Firing arc was about -150 / +150 degrees.

Sources

Data from:

  • "German Cruisers of World War Two" by M.J. Whitley

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