Ehrhardt 7.5 cm Model 1904

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Ehrhardt 7.5 cm Model 1904
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Nr 1
Typemountain gun
Place of originGermany
Service history
In service1904–1917
Used by German Empire
 South Africa
 Portugal
WarsWorld War I
Production history
DesignerRheinmetall
ManufacturerRheinmetall
No. built12
VariantsHorse-drawn
Specifications
Mass529 kg (1,166 lb)
Barrel length1.27 m (4 ft 2 in)

Shell5.3 kilograms (12 lb)
Caliber75 millimetres (3.0 in)
CarriagePole trail
Elevation-7° to +38.5°
Traverse2.5°
Muzzle velocity300 m/s (980 ft/s)
Maximum firing range5,750 m (6,290 yd)

The Ehrhardt 7.5 cm Model 1904 mountain guns were originally issued to the Schutztruppe in German South-West Africa.[1] The gun was also issued to the Portuguese colonial forces in Angola.

Survivors[edit]

12 guns are known to have been produced and all 12 still survive in various museums and open air displays around the world.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Story of the Schutztruppe 7.5cm Mountain Gun". German Colonial Uniforms. Archived from the original on 2011-11-28. Retrieved 2008-08-29.

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