By Lasse Jensen

Last updated 10 April 2002

Canon de 220mm Long Mle 1917 Schneider
 

General


Designer


Canon de 220mm Long Mle 1917 Schneider

Original Manufacture Schneider et Cie., Le Creusot, France
Original Manufacture name 220mm L Mle 1917s


Is this a license build gun? no


License Manufacture ~
Customer Aim Domestic Military
Prototype naming
Indented country naming France, 220mm L Mle 1917s
Naming variants Germany -'22cm K 532(f)'
reversion models
Licenses build variants
Export variants


Nature of weapon Heavy gun
Introduction date
First action date
Production time
Production number
Crew

Gun dimension


Caliber, bore 220mm

Caliber, length/bore L/35 (L34.87)
Muzzle brake
Recoil system
Breech mechanism
Barrel length (all)  7.672m
Barrel length (ex breech)
Length of rifling 6.113m
Twist of rifling 92 grooves, 7 degrees (to right)
Barrel weight (all) 9.280kg
Barrel construction Jacketed
Weight (firing position) 23.000kg
Weight (traveling order) (1 load): 25.880kg; (2 loads): 30.120kg
Length (firing position)
Length (traveling order)
Width (firing position)
Width (traveling order)
Height (firing position)
Height (traveling order)
Ground Clearance (towing)

Gun performers

   

Traverse Right 360
Traverse Left 360
Elevation +37
Depression -0
Ammunition types 104.05kg , 22cm Gr. 534 (f) -HE1
104.75kg, 22cm Gr. 535 (f) -HE2
Maximum Range 21,600m -HE1
22,800m -HE2
Muzzle velocity 754m/s -HE1
766m/s -HE2
Charge weight 20kg
Rate of Fire - 30s ~
Rate of Fire - 4m ~3-4 rounds
Rate of Fire - 10m ~
Rate of Fire - 1h, sustained ~

Carriage

   

Name
Variants
Shield no
Weight
Wheels (if any) yes
Tyres (if any) no

Towing vehicle

   

Primary type
Trailer

 

History
Under construction
More Pictures
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Guernsey Island, Dollmann battery
Dec 1941
Guernsey Island, Dollmann battery
Dec 1941
Guernsey Island, Dollmann battery Guernsey Island, Dollmann battery  


References: 
The Atlantikwall website.
Additional web resources.
Various web notes.

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