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Title Skoda Gun
Object Name Gun, Field
Object ID 1977.040.01
Date 1917
Description Gun, the Austrian Model 5/8, Skoda, SN 5035, has a wrought bronze barrel, horizontal sliding breech block, box trail, hydro-spring recoil system and a shield. The wheels are solid steel with Pirrelli semi-pneumatic tires 160x881, wheels are 42 1/2" diameter. The gun can be dismantled into three units for transport. There is a half fender over the forward portion of each wheel. Shell weight 8 kg/17.6 lbs. Muzzel velocity 1640 ft per second. Max range 9900 meters/10825 yards. Color is olive drab. SN 118. Mark located on top of the breech block reads: Skodawere AKT-GES. Pilsen M.25743, 8cm M5/8 Nr 5035, 1917, 347kg, Fabr. No 8572.
Search Terms World War I
Field Guns
Skoda 05-08