Monday, 17 July 2017

German Projectiles - 152mm to 210mm Projectiles







German Projectiles








H.E. Projectile of Russian Origin, 152mm


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German Designation: 15cm Sprgr. 436 (Sprenggranate 436 (russ))

Employment: 15.2cm Kan. F.L. 33/1 (r)
      15.2cm russ 37


Dimensions
Overall length w/o fuze (projectile): 25.5 inches
Width of rotating band: 0.826 inches
Distance from base to band: 3.622 inches
Diameter of base: 4.921 inches
Distance from base to shoulder: 12.51 inches
Diameter of fuze hole: 1.574 inches

No tracer


Fuze: Unknown

Markings: Painted green, unpainted band at shoulder and above rotating band

Remarks: This projectile has a streamlined base.  There is an ogive adapter attached 4.251 inches from fuze hole.











H.E. Projectile Type L/4.7 with Nose Fuze and Ballistic Cap, 170mm

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German Designation: 17cm Sprgr. L/4.7 Kz. (m. Haube)
                                                                (Sprenggranate Ladun/4.7 Kopfzunder (mit Haube))

Employment: 17cm Kan. (E)


Dimensions
Overall length (projectile): 31.496 inches
Total weight (projectile): 138 pounds

Type of bursting charge: TNT in cardboard container
No tracer

Weight of propellant: 52 pounds
Type of propellant: RPC/32

Fuze: Time and Percussion fuze E. (m. Haube) M. Dopp. Z. s/90


Remarks: This projectile has a streamlined base.  The fuze is inserted under the ballistic cap.
Information is from captured documents.










H.E. Projectile, Type 39, 170mm


German Designation: 17cm K. Gr. 39 (Kanone Granate 39)

Employment: 17cm K. i. Mrs. Laf.


Dimensions
Overall length w/o fuze (projectile): 29.172 inches
Distance from base to band: 3.35 inches
Width of bimetallic rotating bands: 1.023 inches
Diameter of bourrelet: 6.771 inches
Diameter of base: 5.984 inches
Total weight (projectile): 150 pounds

Type of bursting charge: TNT
Tracer is present

Overall length (cartridge case): 29.562 inches
Diameter at case neck: 7.5 inches
Diameter at case base: 8.5 inches
Type of propellant: Tubular Diglycol
Weight of propellant: 64 pounds

Fuze: Nose percussion fuze AZ35 K; or
Time and percussion fuze Dopp. Z. s/90 K

Packaging: One projectile in a wicker basket - 156.8 pounds

Remarks: Projectile has a streamlined base, and adapter in base for tracer.  After firing, the rotating band will bear 48 engravings.









H.E. Projectile, Type 38, with Ballistic Cap, 170mm



German Designation: 17cm K. Gr. 38 (Hb) (Kanone Granate 38 (Haube)

Employment: 17cm K. i. Mrs. Laf.


Dimensions
Overall length (complete round): 54.622 inches
Overall length w/o fuze (projectile): 30.983 inches
Width of bimetallic rotating bands: 1.023 inches
Diameter of bourrelet: 6.967 inches
Diameter of base: 5.984 inches
Weight of bursting charge: 15.37 pounds
Total weight (projectile): 138 pounds

Type of Bursting Charge: TNT in cardboard container cemented in projectile.
Smoke box present.
Tracer is present

Overall length (cartridge case): 28.56 inches
Diameter at case mouth: 7.5 inches
Diameter at case base: 8.5 inches
Type of propellant: Tubular Diglycol

Fuze: Nose percussion fuze Hbgr. Z. 35 K; or
Time and percussion fuze Dopp. Z. s/90 K

Markings: Painted green


Packaging: One projectile in a wicker basket - 145.2 pounds

Remarks: Fuze is under ballistic cap.  Projectile has streamlined base.  After firing, rotating band will bear 48 engravings.






H.E. Projectile Type L/4.7 with Nose Fuze and Ballistic Cap, 203mm


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German Designation: 20.3cm Sprgr. L/4.7 Kz. (m. Haube)
                                                         (Sprenggranate Ladung Kopfzunder (mit Haube))

Employment: 20cm Kan (E)


Dimensions
Overall length (projectile): 37.519 inches
Weight of bursting charge: 26.84 pounds

Type of bursting charge: TNT in cardboard container
No tracer

Weight of propellant: 61.6 pounds
Type of propellant: RPC/32

Fuze: Time and Percussion fuze Kz C/27 Lm., St. or Ms.


Packaging: One projectile in a wicker basket - 286 pounds


Remarks: There is also a round designated: "20.3cm Sprgr. L/4.7m Bd. Z. m. Haube", which is identical except that this type is also fitted with base fuze Bd. Z. C/38. 







H.E. Projectile, Type 17, 210mm

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German Designation: 21cm Gr. 17 (Granate 17)

Employment: lg. 21cm Mrs. 18

Dimensions
Overall length (projectile): 31.614 inches
Diameter of base: 8.267 inches
Total weight (projectile): 264 pounds

No tracer

Fuze: Base detonating fuze K. Bd. Z. 10 or 10+


 Remarks: There is also a round designated: "21cm Gr. 17 umg" which is identical except that the base fuze employed is Bd. Z. f. 15cm Gr. 19 Be.

Information is from captured documents.








H.E. Projectile, Type 18, 210mm




German Designation: 21cm Granate 18

Employment: 21cm Mrs. 18

Dimensions
Overall length (complete round): 46.084 inches
Overall length (projectile): 34.565 inches
Distance from base to band: 4.606 inches
Width of rotating bands: 0.590 inches
Diameter of base: 7.480 inches
Total weight (projectile): 249 pounds

Type of bursting charge: TNT
No tracer present

Overall length (cartridge case): 16.125 inches
Diameter of case neck: 8.75 inches
Diameter of case base: 9.5 inches
Type of propellant: Diglycol
Weight of propellant: 34.4 pounds

Fuze: Nose Percussion fuze AZ 23 umg or possibly Time and Percussion fuze

Markings: Painted green

Packaging: One to a wicker basket


 Remarks: There is also a cast steel projectile of the same dimensions designated: "21cm Gr. 18 Stg."










Anti-Concrete Projectile, Type 18, 210mm



German Designation: 21cm Gr. 18 Be (Granate 18 Beton)

Employment: 21cm Mrs. 18
                            lg. 21cm Mrs. 18


Dimensions
Overall length (projectile): 36.534 inches
Distance from base to band: 4.606 inches
Width of rotating bands: 0.590 inches
Diameter of base: 7.480 inches
Weight of bursting charge: 25.6 pounds
Total weight (projectile): 268 pounds

Type of bursting charge: TNT
No tracer present

Overall length (cartridge case): 16.125 inches
Diameter of case neck: 8.75 inches
Diameter of case base: 9.5 inches
Type of propellant: Diglycol
Weight of propellant: 31 pounds

Fuze: Base Detonating fuze Bd. Z. f. 21cm


Markings: Painted green.

Packaging: One to a wicker basket

Remarks: Projectile has streamlined base, ballistic cap.






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