Light Anti-Aircraft
37 mm-SK-C/30
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37 mm-SK-C/30 (Light Anti-Aircraft)
Gun Characteristics
Designation 37 mm/L83 (1,46") caliber SK C/30
Date of design 1930
Date in service 1934
No. of weapons installed 16
Locations 8 double mounts on the upper deck, bridge structure and crow's nest of foremast
Gun weight 243 kg (536 lbs)
Gun length oa 8,200 m (323 in)
Length of barrel 3,074 m (121,0 in)
Length of bore 2,960 m (116,5 in)
Number of grooves 16
Length of rifling 2,554 m (100,6 in)
Chamber volume 0,500 dm³ (30,5 in³)
Rate of fire 80 rounds per gun per minute (theoretical)
30 to 40 rounds per gun per minute (practical)
Ammunition
Type Cartridge - Fixed
Complete round weight HE - 2,1 kg (4,63 lbs)
Projectile types and weights HE - 0,742 kg (1,64 lbs)
Bursting charge HE - 0,365 kg (0,8 lbs)
Projectile length 162 mm (6,4 in)
Propellant container type and weight Cartridge - 0,97 kg (2 lbs)
Propellant charge 0,365 kg (0,81 lbs)
Muzzle velocity 1.000 mps (3.281 fps)
Working pressure 2.950 kg/cm² (18,7 tons/in²)
Approximate barrel life 7.500 rounds
Ammunition Inventory 32.000 rounds in total
2.000 rounds per gun
A c omplete round was 516,5 mm (20,3 in) long.
Range
Elevation with 0.742 kg (1.63 lbs) HE Shell
Range at 45° 8,500 m (9,300 yards)
AA ceiling at 85° 6,800 m (22,310 feet) - tracer 4,800 m (15,750 feet)
Mount/Turret Data
Designation Twin Mounting: Dopp LC/30
Weight 3.670 kg (8.090 lbs)
Elevation -10°/+85°
Elevation rate 3° per second
Train 360°
Train rate 4° per second
Gun recoil N/A