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German Balkenkreuz

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

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

  15 cm SK C/25
Caliber 60
Length of gun 8.57 m
Length of bore  
Rifling  
Weight in action  
Elevation -10° to +40°
Traverse 6° - 8°/sec
Muzzle Velocity 900 m/sec
Range of shell 25,700 m
Shell weight 45.5 kg
Barrel Life 500 rounds

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