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Germany's 15 cm L/60 SK C/25

Used in the K class light cruisers.1,2 Total weight of the triple gun turret used was 136.91 tons.2

  15 cm SK C/25
Caliber 601,2
Length of gun 8.57 m2
Length of bore  
Rifling  
Weight in action  
Elevation -10° to +40°2
Traverse 6° - 8°/sec2
Muzzle Velocity 900 m/sec2
Range of shell 25,700 m2
Shell weight 45.5 kg1,2
Barrel Life 500 rounds2

Sources:

  1. Cruisers of World War Two An International Encyclopedia, M. J. Whitley, 1995
  2. German Light Cruisers of World War II, Gerhard Koop, Klaus-Peter Schmolke, 2002
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site