Monday, 26 June 2017

German Projectiles - 150mm Projectiles Part 1







German Projectiles










Solid Shot Projectile, 150mm




German Designation: 15cm Kt.

Employment: 15cm s.H.T.

Dimensions
Overall length (projectile): 16.495 inches
Diameter of base: 5.905 inches
Total weight (projectile): 88 pounds

Type of Bursting Charge: None
No tracer

Fuze: None

Packaging: One projectile in a wicker basket - 94.6 pounds


 Remarks: Information is from captured documents only.












H.E. Projectile, Type 36, 150mm




German Designation: 15cm Gr. 36 FES (Granate 36 FES)

Employment: 15cm s.F.H. 18

Dimensions
Overall length (complete round): 28.916 inches
Overall length (projectile): 23.07 inches
Distance from base to band: 4.409 inches
Width of sintered iron rotating band: 0.866 inches
Diameter of base: 5.196 inches
Total weight (projectile): 84.7 pounds

No tracer

Overall length (cartridge case): 10.255 inches
Diameter at case mouth: 6.338 inches
Diameter at case base: 7.007 inches

Fuze: Nose percussion fuzes AZ 23, 23 umg, AZ 23 m. 2 V umg, or;
Time and Percussion fuzes Dopp.Z.s/60s, or Dopp.Z.s/60 lm.

Markings: Painted green


 Remarks: Information is from captured documents only.

After firing, rotating band will bear 40 engravings.









Hollow Charge Projectile, Type 39, 150mm



German Designation: 15cm Gr. 19 HL (15cm Granate 19 Hohl Ladung)

Employment: 15cm s.F.H. 18
                       15cm s.F.H. 13

Dimensions
Overall length (projectile): 22.834 inches
Diameter of base: 5.905 inches
Total weight (projectile): 54.076 pounds

Type of Bursting Charge: Cyclonite/Wax
Tracer present

Overall length (cartridge case): 10.225 inches
Diameter at case neck: 6.338 inches
Diameter at case base: 7.007 inches

Fuze: Nose percussion fuze Kl AZ 40 Nb

Markings: Painted green.

Packaging: One projectile in a wicker basket - 58.3 pounds

 Remarks: Information is from captured documents only.

After firing from s.F.H. 18, rotating band will bear 40 engravings.









A.P. Projectile, Type L 3/8, with Ballistic Cap, 150mm




German Designation: 15cm Pzsprgr. L 3/8 m. Haube (Panzersprenggranate Ladung 3/8 mit Haube)

Employment: 15cm K. ins Mrs. Laf.
               Naval 15cm Gun


Dimensions
Overall length (projectile): 21.771 inches
Total weight (projectile): 99.66 pounds

No tracer

Fuze: Nose Percussion fuze Bd. Z. C/38

Markings: Painted blue for naval use.

Packaging: One projectile in wicker basket - 100 pounds


 Remarks: This projectile is used interchangeably in land and naval weapons.






H.E. Projectile, Type L 4/5, with Nose Fuze and Ballistic Cap, 150mm




German Designation: 15cm Sprgr. L 4/5 Kz m. Haube
                                                                      (Sprenggranate Ladung 3/8 Kopfzunder mit Haube)

Employment: 15cm K. ins Mrs. Laf.


Dimensions
Overall length (projectile): 26.7 inches
Total weight (projectile): 100 pounds

No tracer

Fuze: Nose Percussion fuze Kz. C/27 lm. or St., or;
Time and Percussion fuze M. Dopp. Z. s/60 St.


Packaging: One projectile in wicker basket - 105.6 pounds







Anti-Concrete Projectile, 150mm



German Designation: 15cm Gr. 19 rot Be ( Granate 19 rot Beton)

Employment: 15cm K. 18
                         15cm K 39
                        15cm K. (E)

Dimensions
Overall length (projectile): 25.25 inches
Diameter of bourrelet: 5.86 inches
Total weight (projectile): 95.37 pounds
Weight of bursting charge: 7.12 pounds

Type of Bursting Charge: TNT
Tracer present

Overall length (cartridge case): 32.07 inches
Diameter at case base: 7.007 inches
Type of propellant: Tubular Diglycol

Fuze: Base detonation fuze Bd. Z. f. 15cm Gr. 19 Be.

Markings: Red band above rotating bands.

Packaging: One projectile in a wicker basket - 102 pounds.









H.E. Projectile, Type 19 with Gaine 36, 150mm



German Designation: 15cm Gr. 19 mit Zdlg 36 (Granate 19 mit Zundladung 36)

Employment: 15cm s.F.H. 18

Dimensions
Overall length w/AZ fuze (complete round): 31.239 inches
Overall length w/Dopp.Z. fuze (complete round): 33.799 inches
Overall length w/AZ fuze (projectile): 24.211 inches
Overall length w/Dopp.Z. fuze (projectile): 26.771 inches
Distance from base to band: 3.22 inches
Width of rotating band: 0.472 inches
Diameter of bourrelet: 5.825 inches
Diameter of base: 5.196 inches
Total weight (projectile): 95.7 pounds
Weight of bursting charge: 11.22 pounds

Type of Bursting Charge: Poured TNT
No tracer

Overall length (cartridge case): 10.255 inches
Diameter at case neck: 6.338 inches
Diameter at case base: 7.007 inches
Type of propellant: Flaked Diglycol

Fuze: Nose percussion fuzes AZ 23, 23 umg, AZ 23 m. 2 V umg, or;
Time and Percussion fuzes Dopp.Z.s/60s, or Dopp.Z.s/60 lm.

Markings: Painted green

Packaging: One projectile to a wicker basket - 100 pounds.

 Remarks: After firing, projectile will bear 40 engravings on rotating band.











H.E. Projectile of Cast Steel, 150mm



German Designation: 15cm Gr. 19 Stg. (Granate 19 Stg.)

Employment: 15cm s.F.H. 18
                       15cm s.F.H. 13
                  15cm s.H.T.

Dimensions
Overall length w/AZ fuze (complete round): 30.431 inches
Overall length w/Dopp.Z. fuze (complete round): 32.991 inches
Overall length w/AZ fuze (projectile): 23.424 inches
Overall length w/Dopp.Z. fuze (projectile): 25.984 inches
Distance from base to band: 3.228 inches
Width of rotating band: 0.472 inches
Diameter of bourrelet: 5.826 inches
Diameter of base: 5.196 inches
Total weight (projectile): 95.7 pounds
Weight of bursting charge: 9.68 pounds

Type of Bursting Charge: Poured TNT + smoke box below gaine
No tracer

Overall length (cartridge case): 10.255 inches
Diameter at case mouth: 6.338 inches
Diameter at case base: 7.007 inches
Weight of case: 11.750 pounds
Type of propellant: Flaked Diglycol

Fuze: Nose percussion fuzes AZ 23, 23 umg, AZ 23 m. 2 V umg, or;
Time and Percussion fuzes Dopp.Z.s/60s, or Dopp.Z.s/60 lm.

Markings: Painted green, stencilled in black.

Packaging: One projectile to a wicker basket - 100 pounds.

 Remarks:This projectile is made of cast steel.



Next Time: 150mm Projectiles Part 2

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