The French guns 194mm and 280mm on caterpillar the chassis?

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The French guns 194mm and 280mm on caterpillar the chassis?

Post by CyirlSh » 21 Aug 2006 19:12

Guns " Canon de 194 mm GPF " and " Mortier de 280 mm Mle 14/16 Schneider Ch " on caterpillar the chassis on what arms RA? About 280mm I have an information that it was 173 RALGP. Whether it is true?
About 194mm GPF I had an information but I have lost it - therefore in general I know nothing.

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Cyril

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Post by David Lehmann » 21 Aug 2006 22:41

Hello,

The 194mm GFP was in service in the 184e RALPC and the 280mm C Ch was in service in the 193e RAL. The 173e RA (RALT) used the 220mm L Mle1917 Schneider gun.

Canon de 194 mm GPF (L/33.5) (Grande Puissance FILLIOUX)
Type : Tracked field gun (can easily fire at 360°)
Speed : 8-10 km/h (Panhard SUK4 M2 engine, 120 hp)
Crew : - men
Caliber : 194mm
Weight in action : 29600 kg
Elevation : 0° to +37°
Traverse : 360°
Rate of fire : 1-2 rpm
HE Shell
Maximum range : 20800 - 22500 m
Projectile weight : 44.9 kg
V° : 725 m/s
The companion ammunition tractor carried 60 shells. 49 pieces of these tracked SPA are available in French army in 1940. Several of these self-propelled guns were captured and used by German forces as the 19.4cm Kanone 485 (f) auf Selbstfahrlafette. There were for example 3 such guns in the Heer Artillerie Regiment 84 in 1942 (Army Group North in Russia).

Mortier de 280mm C (L/12) Mle1914 Schneider Ch (tracked SPA)
Type : heavy mortar/howitzer
Caliber : 280mm
Barrel length : 3352mm (2642mm rifling)
Weight in action : 26000 kg with 30 shells (+ 29000 kg for the companion ammunition tractor)
Elevation : +10° to +60°
Traverse : 360°
Rate of fire : 4 shell every 5 minutes
HE Shell
Maximum range : 10950 m
Projectile weight : 205 kg (275 kg)
V° : 418 m/s
26 of these SPA are available in the French Army in 1940.

Regards,

David

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Post by CyirlSh » 22 Aug 2006 09:42

Thanks, David
I ask questions at different forums because I do not know where you earlier "meeting".
But you can answer once, I shall read through.

Best
Cyril Shishkin

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