8.8 cm SK L/45 naval gun

The 8.8 cm SK L/45 (SK - Schnelladekanone (quick loading cannon) L - Länge (with a 45-caliber barrel) was a German naval gun that was used in World War I on a variety of mounts.

Country Name Origin Year
Germany 1905
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Germany 1905 1945 View

During World War I, this gun was used as light artillery on most of the Dreadnoughts of the Imperial German Navy. It was also used as an anti-aircraft gun during World War II.

Type Naval gun
Naval anti-aircraft gun
Place of origin German Empire
Service history
In service 1905?—1945
Used by German Empire
Nazi Germany
Wars World War I
World War II
Weight about 2.5 metric tons (2.5 long tons; 2.8 short tons)
Length about 4 meters (13 ft 1 in)
Shell separate-loading, case charge
Shell weight 9–10 kilograms (20–22 lb)
Caliber 88 millimeters (3.5 in)
Breech vertical sliding-wedge
Muzzle velocity 650 to 890 m/s (2,100 to 2,900 ft/s)

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