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weight of complete round   Ammunition 60+mm

Started 25-Jul by WAKEN6644; 341 views.
WAKEN6644

From: WAKEN6644

25-Jul

Hi everyone,

I am trying to establish the weight of a complete round of artillery ammunition for a number of WW2 artillery pieces used in North Africa in order to put together a supply model for a wargame.

I'm no ordnance expert but I believe there were 2 types of ammunition: 

1 - ammunition with fixed propellant

2 - ammunition for which a varied amount of propellant is added to the cartridge case before firing

I am also aware that quite often there are several different types of HE or armour piercing shell that a particular gun can fire.

Using Google I have found out the weight of complete rounds of ammunition for quite a few weapons, but I am still looking for the data for both HE and AP for the following. Any info gratefully received.

Thanks,

Neil

18 pounder

102/35

4.5in howitzer

4.5in gun

15cm sFH 18

15cm sIG 33

6in howitzer

2cm FlaK 30/38

20/65

40mm Bofors

88mm FlaK 18

3.7in AA

25mm PaK 112(f)

2 pounder

47mm PaK 36(t)

75mm Kwk L/24

3in QF howitzer

Red7272

From: Red7272

25-Jul

Ammunition came packaged in usually wooden or fiber creates that could weigh as much as the ammunition, I appreciate the attention to detail, but variations in packaging, the quality and fuel efficiency of the transport and how good the roads are will be bigger factors. 

For example look at the modern packaging for the 25 pdr ammo  https://pof.gov.pk/productDetail/19

WAKEN6644

From: WAKEN6644

26-Jul

Thanks. I had already come across that site and am using their figures weight of 25 pounder ammunition

autogun

From: autogun

26-Jul

WAKEN6644 said:

18 pounder: 10.66 kg

6in howitzer : HE 39 kg or 45 kg; + bagged charge c. 2.3 kg

2cm Flak 30/38  :  HE = 280 g; AP = 310 g 

20/65 = same as Flak 30

40mm Bofors : (L/60) = 2.15 kg

88mm FlaK 18: HE = 14.4 kg, AP = 15.4 kg 

25mm PaK 112(f) : 885 g

2 pounder : (No.2) : 2.2 kg

TonyDiG

From: TonyDiG

26-Jul

Bofors 40 mm rounds were supplied in 4-round clips.  One HE clip weighed 8.6 kg.

WAKEN6644

From: WAKEN6644

26-Jul

Thanks very much Tony!

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