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Austro-Hungaria

8cm FeldKanone M 05 - M 05/08 improvised Flak

AA Artillery

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Location :
Italy
Redipuglia
Sacrario
Coordinates : Lat : 45.85090 / Long : 13.48610
General comments on this surviving gun :


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


Historic and technical information
Denomination :     8cm M 05/08 Flak Origin :       ( Improvisation Autriche-Hongrie)          

Historic context :

While Skoda and the Austro-Hugraian State arsenals were working on the design of guns specifically developed for the anti-aircraft defense, the fighting armies improvised numerous such weapons on the basis of existing fielguns modified on purpose. This '8cm M05/08 AA modified' is one of these, on which I have not found documentation.

Technical data :

  • Complete description : 8 cm improvised anti-aircraft gun M 1905 and 1905/1908
  • Design year : 1914
  • Calibre : 76.50 mm
  • Weight in firing position : unknown
  • Weight for transportation :
  • Tube length in calibres : 30.00
  • Grooves : 30 4 to 7.10 degrees progressive angle
  • Projectile weight : inconnu
  • Initial speed :
  • Fire rate :
  • Range : unknown
  • Elevation range : unknown
  • Direction range : unknown


Sources
  • The Austro-Hungarian Artillery from 1867 to 1918           Christian Ortner                   Verlag Militaria   2007  
  • Landships II http://www.landships.info/