Canone de 155 L mle 1924

The Canon de 155 L mle 1924 was a heavy gun used by Belgium during World War II. After the Germans occupied conquered Belgium in May 1940 they took over the surviving weapons as the 15.5 cm Kanone 432(b).

The gun were constructed using carriages of Krupp 13 cm Kanone 09 modified for motor traction in 1917. It broke down into two loads for transport.

Canone de 155 L mle 1924
Class Vehicle
Type Towed Artillery
Manufacturer John Cockerill (company)
Origin Belgium
Country Name Origin Year
Belgium 1924
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Belgium 1924 View
Germany View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
John Cockerill (company) 24 View

Type heavy gun
Place of origin Belgium
Service history
Used by  Belgium
 Nazi Germany
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer Cockerill
Manufacturer Cockerill
Number built 24?
Specifications
Weight 7,840 kilograms (17,280 lb)
Barrel length 4.721 metres (15 ft 6 in) L/30.8
Shell 43 kilograms (94 lb 13 oz)
Caliber 155 mm (6.10 in)
Carriage box trail
Elevation +5° to +26°
Traverse
Muzzle velocity 665 m/s (2,180 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 17,000 metres (19,000 yd)

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