7.7 cm Feldkanone 96 n. A.

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The 7.7 cm Feldkanone 96 n. A. (n. A. = neuer Art/new style) was a light field gun that was used by the imperial German army and the armed forces of Bulgaria, Romania and the Ottoman Empire in the First World War. This field gun based on the 7.7cm Feldkanone C/96 and has been extended to a hydropneumatic recoil brake, directional seats for gunners, a crank closure and a pantel for indirect directing. Existing C/96 were designated as 7.7 cm Feldkanonen 96 a. A. (a. A. = alter Art) and retrofitted over time to Feldkanonen 96 n. A..

The gun was lighter and therefore more mobile than the British Ordnance QF 18 Pounder, the French Canon de 75 mm modèle 1897 or the Russian Putilov 7.62-cm M1902 field gun. However, once the front had become static, the greater rate of fire of the French gun and the heavier shells fired by the British gun put the Germans at a disadvantage. In 1916 the Fk 96 was further developed to the longer-ranged, but heavier 7.7 cm Feldkanone 16.


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7.7 cm Feldkanone 96 n. A.

Specifications

(1905–1930s)

  • Type: Field gun
  • Caliber: 3 in (7.7 cm)
  • Shell: 77 mm (3 in)
  • Crew: 5
  • Elevation: -12° 56' to +15° 8'
  • Traverse: 7° 15'
  • Rate of Fire: 10 rpm
  • Effective Range: 5,500 m (6,000 yd)
  • Feed System: Single-shot





The 7.7 cm Feldkanone 96 n. A. and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
All Quiet on the Western Front German soldiers 1930
Shock Troop seen on the battlefield 1934
The Desert of the Tartars Austro-Hungarian soldiers 1976
The Lighthorsemen Australian and Turkish troops 1987
War Horse German soldiers 2011

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Notation Release Date
Battlefield: 1918 7.7cm Feldkanone 96 n.A. 2004
The Great War 1918 7.7cm Fk 96 n.A. 2013
Battle of Empires : 1914-1918 7.7cm Feldkanone 96 2014
Verdun 2015
Battlefield 1 Fk 96 2016

7.7 cm Feldkanone 16

The 7.7 cm Feldkanone 16 replaced the 7.7 cm Feldkanone 96 n. A. in the field artillery and brought itself a simplification of the production. In contrast to the Fk. 96 the gun was less mobile because of its greater weight, but achieved by the increased caliber length and the larger barrel elevation a greater range.

Retooled to the usual caliber of 7.5 cm, the gun became the standard field gun of the Reichswehr as the 7.5 cm Feldkanone 16 n.A..

7.7-cm-Feldkanone 16.

Specifications

(1916–1930s)

  • Type: Field gun
  • Caliber: 3 in (7.7 cm), 3 in (7.5 cm)
  • Shell: 77 mm (3 in), 75 mm (2.95 in)
  • Crew: 5
  • Elevation: -10° to +40°
  • Traverse:
  • Rate of Fire: 10 rpm
  • Effective Range: 9,100 m (10,000 yd)
  • Feed System: Single-shot

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Biggles: Adventures in Time 1986

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Notation Release Date
The Great War 1918 7.7 cm Fk 16 2013



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