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7.7 cm Kanone in Haubitzlafette
Type Field gun
Place of origin German Empire
Service history
Used by German Empire
Wars World War I
Production history
Designer Rheinmetall
Weight 1,300 kilograms (2,900 lb)
Barrel length 2.7 metres (110 in) (L/35)

Caliber 77 millimetres (3.0 in)
Breech horizontal sliding wedge
Carriage box trail
Elevation -10° to +38°
Muzzle velocity 488 m/s (1,601 ft/s)
Maximum range 10,000 metres (11,000 yd)?

The 7.7 cm Kanone in Haubitzlafette (7.7 cm gun on howitzer carriage) was a field gun used by Germany in World War I. It consisted of the barrel of the 7.7 cm FK 16 mounted on the carriage of the 10.5 cm Feldhaubitze 98/09 in an attempt to get more elevation and range than the old 7.7 cm FK 96 n.A.. The Allies captured one example on 17 April 1916, but it is uncertain just how many were made and if they remained in service once the 7.7 cm FK 16 was introduced.


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