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10cm LG2

Discussion in 'The Guns Galore Section' started by David.W, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. David.W

    David.W Active Member

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    Has anyone (especially Tony! :wink: :) ) got any info on the 10cm LG2. It is a new piece to me. I understand that II/Abt Fjg Art Reg (Ramcke) use a dozen of them in 1942.

    Cheers David.
     
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    Hogg has data on the 10.5 cm LG 40, 42 and 43, but I don't know about an LG 2.

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    I wonder if it is a typo for LG42?

    Would that have been a suitable gun for airborne troops?
    Was it around in mid-1942?
     
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    Further reading reveals that the 10.5cm LG 40 and 42 were initially known as the LG2/Kp and LG2/Rh (for Krupp and Rheinmetall respectively).

    They were intended as lightweight infantry guns and they could be dismantled into four or five parachute loads.

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    Do you have any more info?

    Max range.

    Ammo type.

    H.E Type & Weight.


    Shell weight.

    That sort of thing.

    Thanks david.
     
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    Fired standard HE shell of 14.8 kg (the same as used in the le FH 18 howitzer - it contained 1.38 kg of TNT) at a muzzle velocity of 335 m/s to a maximum range of 7,950m at an elevation of 40 degrees.

    Gun weights in action were 388 kg (Kr) or 540 kg (Rh)
     
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    Thanks. :)
     

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