15 cm SK C/28 Coastal Defense Gun

Country of OriginGermany
TypeCoastal Defense Gun
Caliber149.100 mm
Length8,291.000 mm
Barrel Length7,815.000 mm
Weight9080.000 kg
Rate of Fire8 rounds/min
Range23,000 m
Muzzle Velocity875 m/s


ww2dbaseThe 15 cm SK C/28 guns were naval guns developed by the German weapons firm Rheinmetall between 1930 and 1935. They were in production between 1935 and 1943. Aboard ships, they were used as secondary armament for Bismarck-class, Scharnhorst-class, Deutschland-class warships. After these warships were equipped by 1940, the surplus barrels were assigned to coastal batteries and, in the case of eight barrels, were given to the German Army to be used a field guns. As coastal guns, they were equipped in either stationary or mobile mounts. The mobile variant made use of the Küst. MPL C/36 (Küsten-Marinepivotlafette) mounts; at a weight of 19,761 kilograms, each of them were towed by two trailers. A total of 111 of these guns were deployed as coastal guns; 28 of them were in Norway, 12 in Denmark, 24 in the German Bight, 8 in the Netherlands, and 39 on the Atlantic Wall in Belgium and France. After the war, some of these guns deployed to Norway and Denmark remained in use until 2001.

Source: Wikipedia.


Last Major Revision: Feb 2010


Admiral Graf SpeeTwin 15 cm SK C/28 coastal gun turret, Stevns, Denmark, 26 Jan 2008

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