Skoda Model 1928 Gun

The Skoda Model 1928 Gun was a Czechoslovak long-range, dual-purpose cannon designed for the attack of static fortifications and coastal defence duties. About 20 were bought by Yugoslavia and possibly more by Romania, although this latter has not been confirmed from Romanian sources. Guns captured by Nazi Germany after the Invasion of Yugoslavia were used by the Heer as the 15 cm Kanone 403(j). It was tested by the Czechs as the 15 cm kanon NOa, but was not purchased.

The gun was mounted on a metal firing platform to give it 360° traverse. It was transported in three loads.

Skoda Model 1928 Gun
Class Vehicle
Type Towed Artillery
Manufacturer Skoda
Origin Czechoslovakia
Country Name Origin Year
Czechoslovakia 1928
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Czechoslovakia 1928 1945 View
Germany View
Yugoslavia (Serbia) View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Skoda 1928 View

Type heavy gun
Place of origin Czechoslovakia
Service history
In service 1928-1945
Used by  Kingdom of Yugoslavia
 Nazi Germany
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer Skoda
Manufacturer Skoda
Weight 15,000 kilograms (33,000 lb)
Barrel length 7.025 metres (20 ft) L/46.5
Shell 56 kilograms (123 lb)
Caliber 149.1 mm (5.87 in)
Carriage box trail
Elevation +4° to +45°
Traverse 360°
Rate of fire 1 rpm
Muzzle velocity 760 m/s (2,493 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 23,800 metres (26,000 yd)

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