Cannone da 65/17 modello 13

The cannone da 65/17 modello 13 was an artillery piece developed by Italy for use with its mountain and infantry units. The designation means 65 mm calibre gun, barrel length 17 calibres, which entered service in 1913. The designation is often shortened to cannone da 65/17.

Country Name Origin Year
Italy 1913
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Albania View
Italy 1913 View

The 65 mm gun was first accepted into service with Italian mountain troops in 1913, and it served with them throughout World War I. Replacements arrived in the 1920s and the gun was transferred to the regular infantry. It was well liked by the infantry due to its minimal weight and high reliability in adverse conditions. Despite its light calibre, it served through World War II with Italian forces as a close support weapon. It was effective also mounted on truck, in North Africa, as anti-tank artillery.

Type Mountain artillery
Place of origin  Italy
Service history
In service 1913-1940s
Used by Italy, Kingdom of Albania
Wars World War I, Spanish Civil War,World War II
Weight 560 kg (1,225 lb) (combat ready)
Barrel length 1.1 m (3 ft 7 in) L/17
Shell 4.3 kilograms (9.5 lb)
Caliber 65 mm (2.55 in)
Carriage Drawn single trail
Elevation -10° to +20°
Muzzle velocity 345 m/s (1,130 ft/s)
Effective firing range 6.8 km (4.2 mi)

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