15 cm Tbts C/36 Coastal Defense Gun

Country of OriginGermany
TypeCoastal Defense Gun
Caliber149.100 mm
Length7,165.000 mm
Barrel Length5,587.000 mm
Weight7200.000 kg
Ammunition Weight45.30 kg
Rate of Fire7 rounds/min
Range21,950 m
Muzzle Velocity835 m/s


ww2dbaseThe 15 cm Tbts C/36 coastal defense guns were the shore version of the German Navy's 15 cm/48 TBK SK C/36 guns that were used as secondary weapons on cruisers (such as light cruiser Emden) and as primary weapons of destroyers. Although designated as 15 centimeters, all German naval guns designated as such had an actual diameter of 14.91 centimeters. Their rates of fire were relatively slow for warships, but they were adequate when deployed on land in defensive roles.


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