15 cm SK C/25

The 15 cm SK C/25 was a German medium-caliber naval gun used during the Second World War. It served as the primary armament for the K- and Leipzig-class cruiser. Oddly, no weapons of this type surplus appear to have been used as coast-defense guns.

Country Name Origin Year
Germany 1929
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Germany 1929 1945 View

Type naval gun
Place of origin  Weimar Republic
Service history
In service 1929–45
Used by  Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Wars Second World War
Weight 11,970 kilograms (26,390 lb)
Length 9.08 metres (29.8 ft)
Barrel length 8.57 metres (28.1 ft)
Shell separate-loading, cased charge
Caliber 149.1 millimetres (5.87 in)
Breech semi-automatic, vertical sliding block
Elevation -10° to +40°
Traverse 360°
Rate of fire 8 rpm (maximum)
Muzzle velocity 960 metres per second (3,100 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 25,700 metres (28,100 yd)

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