An SP Weapon adapted for the AA role, it was obsolete by the start of World War II. Fired fixed ammunition.

Gun Characteristics

Designation 7.5 cm/60 (2.95") Model 1928
Ship Class Used On Gotland
Date Of Design 1928
Date In Service 1930
Gun Weight 1.2 tons (1.22 mt)
Gun Length oa N/A
Bore Length about 177.2 in (4.500 m)
Rifling Length N/A
Grooves N/A
Lands N/A
Twist N/A
Chamber Volume N/A
Rate Of Fire 12 - 15 rounds / minute


Type Fixed
Weight of Complete Round N/A
Projectile Types and Weights HE 14.3 lbs. (6.5 kg)
Bursting Charge NA
Projectile Length N/A
Propellant Charge N/A
Muzzle Velocity 2,790 fps (850 mps)
Working Pressure N/A
Approximate Barrel Life N/A


Range with 14.3 lbs. (6.5 kg) HE
Elevation Distance
45 degrees 17,500 yards (16,000 m)
Ceiling @ 85 degrees 34,780 feet (10,600 m)

These range and ceiling numbers are from the Bofors Catalog 1936 but they seem to be on the optimistic side.

Mount/Turret Data

Designation Single open Mounting
   Gotland (2)

Twin open Mounting
   Gotland (1)

Weight Single Mounting: 7,500 lbs. (3,400 kg)
Twin Mounting: 18,740 lbs. (8,500 kg)
Elevation -5 / +85 degrees
Elevation Rate Manually operated, only
Train -360 / +360 degrees
Train Rate Manually operated, only
Gun recoil N/A

Additional Pictures


"Naval Weapons of World War Two" by John Campbell
"Cruisers of World War Two" by M.J. Whitley
Bofors Catalog 1936
Special help from Tony Williams

Page History

09 May 2006 - Benchmark
09 March 2019 - Converted to HTML 5 format, added photographs from Bofors Catalog 1936