7.5 cm SKC/34

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7.5 cm SKC/34

Post by Robert Hurst » 21 Apr 2005 12:13

Hi

Can anyone please help me find any info/pics of this German naval gun. I look forward to hearing from you all. Thanks in advance.

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Post by Tony Williams » 22 Apr 2005 05:35

No pic, but a brief description in Campbell's 'Naval Weapons of WW2': it was a 36.2 / 33.4 cal gun firing a 5.8 kg shell at 616 m/s. It was mounted in the Ein LC/34 mounting allowing +80 to -10 degrees.

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Re: 7.5 cm SKC/34

Post by jopaerya » 10 Jul 2008 10:31

Hello All

Could this gun be the 7.5 cm S.K.C/34 ???

Photo's = German Destroyers and Escorts from P.Beaver and Ebay.de

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Re: 7.5 cm SKC/34

Post by jopaerya » 12 Jul 2008 10:24

No opinions

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Re: 7.5 cm SKC/34

Post by jopaerya » 18 Jul 2009 11:32

Hello

Here a part of the shell of the 7.5 cm C/34 http://sudwall.superforum.fr/recherches ... -t3933.htm

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Re: 7.5 cm SKC/34

Post by nuyt » 18 Jul 2009 11:37

that's an interesting gun Jos, but somehow I dont think it is a Rheinmetall 1930s weapon (which is what the German name suggests).
I think it might be some (refurbished) beute gun.
Note the barrel is quite short, possibly in the L 20-30 range.
Not sure either if its 75mm, could be anything from 75-90mm

Just my thoughts

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Re: 7.5 cm SKC/34

Post by nuyt » 27 Jul 2009 19:56

I cannot find many KM ships that had 7,5 cm guns, except Hilfskreuzer...

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Re: 7.5 cm SKC/34

Post by jopaerya » 28 Jul 2009 15:10

Hello Nuyt

I don't know if the guns from the photo's is the 7.5 cm SK.C/34 , also there
is not much info on the number of guns build and were there were used .

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Re: 7.5 cm SKC/34

Post by nuyt » 23 Sep 2010 21:11

Looking again at hese pics I think the gun on the photo's may have been designed as a submarine gun, hence the short barrel and the thing to close the barrel when at sea.
So - if this is the 7,5 cm C34 - maybe a first series of these weapons had originally been intended for a first batch of German subs around 1935? And they were discarded for the new 8,8cm guns?
If it's is not that weapon I am still tempted to beleive it was a captured naval gun from one of the Northwest European states: Norway, Denmark, Belgium? It certainly is not Dutch.
The unique design reminds me of early AA guns in use with Norway and Denmark...

Just some thoughts....

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Re: 7.5 cm SKC/34

Post by nuyt » 23 Sep 2010 21:21

Also compare with this WW1 8,8cm L30 submarine gun:
http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNGER_88mm-30_skc97.htm
Maybe it's that recycled gun fitted on the Einheitslafette?
Maybe it came from Reichswehr coastal artillery?
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Re: 7.5 cm SKC/34

Post by Dili » 24 Sep 2010 01:25

Could this be the 75/40 that appears in KT ship in Mediterranean? Being the "40" the Italian measurement? I know the difference seems a bit exagerated the Italian way of measuring tube lenght is usually is never more than 3 or 4 calibres.

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Re: 7.5 cm SKC/34

Post by nuyt » 24 Sep 2010 11:18

The interesting thing about the data of the 7,5cm SKC34 is the fact that it - at leat - on paper - looks very similar to the other 7,5 cm developed in Germany at the same time.
There was the 7,5 cm L36 FLAK14 (some 110 made around 1933, later mostly delivered to Spanish Nationalists), using the same barrel as the 7,5 cm L36 neue Art field gun (also 130 made around 1933/34).
Did the naval gun share the same barrel as well?
For the Reichswehr weapons see also:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/330333/t ... ry+weapons

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Re: 7.5 cm SKC/34

Post by nuyt » 24 Sep 2010 13:24

Looking at the pics of the FLAK14 AA gun I am getting convinced that the guns shown by Jos are a naval version of that weapon. The breechblocks are very similar and the barrel lenght matches....

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Re: 7.5 cm SKC/34

Post by nuyt » 24 Sep 2010 14:33

Thanks to Stril we have a positive ID of the gun: it is the 75mm naval FLAK C34!
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