240mm Mortero Placencia Modelo 1940

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Sturm78
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240mm Mortero Placencia Modelo 1940

Post by Sturm78 » 06 Dec 2009 13:24

Hi all,

I'm looking for more information and/or some wartime photos of this heavy mortar of spanish design.
A friend has given me these pictures of this weapon in various Spanish barracks have been abandoned

The only information I have comes from http://perso.wanadoo.es/padron/artilleria/index5.html

This link has useful information but I need additional information:
Maximum Range, quantity manufactured,.....
1940 is the year of the design or the start of the manufacturing?
Wartime images will be welcome.

Thanks in advance. Regards Sturm78
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fortrees44
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Re: 240mm Mortero Placencia Modelo 1940

Post by fortrees44 » 17 Dec 2009 17:36

Hello Sturm78, we have some grenades of this Mortero in our Base, here it's some information about the weapon I hope you find it useful.

Regards,
fortrees44
Mortero Placencia Modelo 1940
Caliber: 240 mm.
Barrel lenght: 3,360 m.
Barrel lenght in calibers: 14
Weapon lenght marching: 6,000 m.
Traverse range: 30º each side.
Elevation range: +35º a +80º
Total lenght of howitzer: 6,600 m.
Width: 1,770 m.
Weight of howitzer and carriage : 9,146 kg.
Weight of howitzer : 7,614 kg.
Weight aft axe: 860 kg.
Weight rear axe: 766 kg.
Spade: 146 kg.
Maximum range: 11.000 m.
Time to set up the weapon: from 15 to 20 minutes.

Granada para Mortero Placencia Modelo 1940.
Proyectil Data
Muzzle velocity with charge nº 1: 247,3 m/s.
Muzzle velocity with charge nº 2: 308,5 m/s.
Muzzle velocity with charge nº 3: 358,8 m/s.
Working pressure: 1.100 kg/cm2.
Barrel recoil: 500 mm.

Grenade and charge weights
Proyectil with charge and fuze: 96,805 kg.
TNT charge weight: 13,700 kg.
Primer : 180 g. powder F.
Charge nº 1 weight: 2,000 kg.
Charge nº 2 weight: 3,000 kg.
Charge nº 3 weight: 4,000 kg.
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Sturm78
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Re: 240mm Mortero Placencia Modelo 1940

Post by Sturm78 » 18 Dec 2009 13:01

Thank you very much for your information, fortrees44 :D

11000m of maximum range. Not bad for a mortar.

Any additional information will be welcome
Regards Sturm78

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