The Queen of the Battlefield: Common artillery ranges WWII

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The Queen of the Battlefield: Common artillery ranges WWII

Postby McCoy » Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:12 pm

This is a list of the most common artillery cannons that was used by the major participants during WWII. In some cases it was cannons that was obsolete when WWII started but was used anyway during the whole war. I've not listed those obsolete guns that either wasn't made in high numbers or just was used at the beginning (mostly British guns that was obsolete and that was lost during Fall Gelb). In some cases I've not been able to locate the rate of fire that the artillery pieces could manage, just compare to other guns in those cases.

Imperial Japanese artillery

Type 92 70 mm Battalion Gun - 2785 m - 10 rpm
Type 90 75 mm Field Gun - 14 960 m - 2-6 rpm
Type 95 75 mm Field Gun - 10 970 m - 10-12 rpm
Type 94 75 mm Mountain Gun - 8000 m - 2-6 rpm
Type 92 10 cm Cannon - 18 300 m - 6-8 rpm
Type 91 10 cm Howitzer - 10 770 m - 1-2 rpm
Type 89 15 cm Cannon - 19 900 m - 2 rpm
Type 96 15 cm Howitzer - 11 900 m - 3-4 rpm

Imperial Italian artillery (Obice = Howitzer and the numbers in the description is caliber/caliber lenght)

Obice da 75/18 Modello 34 - 9500 m
Cannone da 75/32 Modello 37 - 12 500 m
Obice da 149/19 Modello 37 - 14 250 m
Cannone da 149/40 Modello 35 - 23 700 m - 1-2 rpm
Cannone da 149/28 - 13 250 m - 4 rpm (German 15 cm sFH 18)
Obice da 210/22 Modello 35 - 15 400 m

German Reich artillery

7,5 cm leIG 18 - 3550 m - 8-12 rpm
7,5 cm GebG 36 - 9250 m - 6-8 rpm
10 cm sK 18 - 19 075 m - 6 rpm
10,5 cm leFH 18/40 - 12 325 m - 6-8 rpm
10,5 cm leFH 18M - 12 325 m - 6-8 rpm
10,5 cm GebH 40 - 12 625 m - 4-6 rpm
15 cm sIG 33 - 4700 m - 2-3 rpm
15 cm sFH 18 - 13 250 m - 4 rpm
15 cm K 18 - 24 500 m
17 cm K 18 in MrsLaf - 29 600 m
21 cm Mrs 18 - 14 500 m

Rocket artillery

15 cm NbW 41 - 1925 m
28/32 cm NbW 41 - 1925 m (28 cm HE)/2200 m (32 cm Flamm)
21 cm NbW 42 - 4550 m
30 cm NbW 42 - 7850 m

British Commonwealth artillery

Ordnance QF 25-pounder - 12 500 m - 4-8 rpm
BL 4.5 inch Medium Field Gun - 18 000 m - 1-2 rpm
BL 5.5 inch Medium Gun - 14 800 m - 2 rpm
155 mm Long Tom - 23 700 m - 0.67 rpm (US origin)
BL 7.2 inch Howitzer Mk. I - V -15 500 m - 0.3 rpm
BL 7.2 inch Howitzer Mk. 6 - 18 000 m - 0.3 rpm
240 mm Howitzer M1 - 23 100 m - 0.5 rpm (US origin)

USA artillery

75 mm Pack Howitzer M1 - 8800 m - 3-6 rpm
105 mm Howitzer M2A1 - 11 160 m
105 mm Howitzer M3 - 7600 m - 2-4 rpm
4.5 inch Gun M1 - 19 300 m - 1 rpm
155 mm Howitzer M1 - 14 600 m - 0.67 rpm
155 mm Gun M1A1 "Long Tom" - 23 700 m - 0.67 rpm
8 inch Howitzer M1 - 16 800 m -1 rpm
240 mm Howitzer M1 - 23 100 m - 0.5 rpm

USSR artillery

76 mm Regimental Gun M1927 - 4200 m - 10-12 rpm
76 mm Regimental Gun M1943 OB-25 - 4200 m - 10-12 rpm
76 mm Divisional Gun M1902/30 - 13 290 m - 10-12 rpm
76 mm Divisional Gun M1933 USV - 13 290 m - 15 rpm
76 mm Divisional Gun M1936 F-22 - 14 000 m - 15 rpm
76 mm Divisional Gun M1942 ZiS-3 - 13 290 m - 25 rpm
100 mm Field Gun M1944 BS-3 - 21 000 m - 8-10 rpm
107 mm Gun M1910/30 - 16 130 m - 5-6 rpm
107 mm Divisional Gun M1940 M-60 - 18 300 m - 6-7 rpm
122 mm Howitzer M1909/37 - 8900 m - 2 rpm
122 mm Howitzer M1910/30 - 8900 m - 5-6 rpm
122 mm Field Gun M1931/37 A-19 - 20 400 m - 3-4 rpm
122 mm Howitzer M1938 M-30 - 11 800 m - 5-6 rpm
152 mm Howitzer M1909/30 - 8850 m - 5-6 rpm
152 mm Heavy Gun M1910/30 - 16 800 m - 2-4 rpm
152 mm Howitzer M1910/37 - 8000 m - 6 rpm
152 mm Heavy Gun M1910/34 - 17 265 m - 3-4 rpm
152 mm Howitzer M1937 ML-20 - 17 000 m - 3-4 rpm
152 mm Howitzer M1938 M-10 - 12 400 m - 3-4 rpm
152 mm Howitzer M1943 D-1 - 12 000m - 3-4 rpm
203 mm Howitzer M1931 B-4 - 18 000 m - 1 rpm

Rocket artillery - Katyusha I've just listed the variants that was monted on trucks, a battery consisted of four Katyusha's plus two trucks with spare rockets and they redeployed direct after firing a salvo in order to avoid counter battery artillery fire. They usually moved about 10km before reloading for a new salvo. A salvo was fired in 7-10 seconds. BM-8 fired 82 mm M-8 rockets, BM-13 fired 132 mm M-13 rockets and BM-31 fired 300 mm M-31 rockets. The last number is the amount of rocket rails on each Katyusha truck. The Katyusha is an area effect weapon without the precision that ordinary artillery have. But other than being an area effect weapon it have an high psychological effect

BM-8-36 - 5900 m
BM-8-40 - 5900 m
BM-8-48 - 5900 m
BM-13-16 - 8740 m
BM-13-24 - 8740 m
BM-31-12 - 4000 m
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Re: The Queen of the Battlefield: Common artillery ranges WW

Postby Whiterook » Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:35 pm

That is an impressive listing. Very useful for game design purposes!! Thanks for posting!
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