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Bombarde da 91.5 cm Carcano

Trench artillery

Contributor :
Luc Malchair      http://www.fortiff.be/
     
     
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Location :
Belgium
Wommelgem
Fort Nr2
Coordinates : Lat : 51.20247 / Long : 4.49349
General comments on this surviving gun :


Identical items in the same location : 1
Items covered by this file : 1

Observe the very high similarities with the Austro-Hungarian mortar of 9.1cm MW M14


Historic and technical information
Denomination :     91.5 mm Carcano Origin :       ( Arsenale di Torino)          

Historic context :

No data could be found about this trench mortar, although one is included in the collections of the Army Royal Museum of Brussels since 1920 where it is identified as a 91.5 mm Italian mortar Carcano.


This 'Bommbarda 91.5 mm Carcano' is a quasi-identical copy of the Austro-Hungarian mortar '9cm Minenwerfer M14'. Salvatore Carcano was one of the specialists of the Tori,no Arsenal. He is mainly known as the inventor of the infantry rifle Mannlicher-Carcano M91 of 6.5 x 57 mm appeared in 1891 and equipping most of the soldiers of the Italian army during WW1.

Technical data :

  • Complete description : Carcano 91.5 mm trench mortar
  • Design year : 1915
  • Calibre : 91.50 mm
  • Weight in firing position : unknown
  • Weight for transportation :
  • Tube length in calibres : 0.00
  • Grooves : 0 smooth bore
  • Projectile weight : inconnu
  • Initial speed :
  • Fire rate :
  • Range : unknown
  • Elevation range : +45 to +80 degrees
  • Direction range : none


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