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The 10 cm Kanone 17 (10 cm K 17) was a field gun used by Germany in World War I and World War II.

Contents

1 Development 2 Anti-aircraft role 3 Counter battery gun 4 Fate 5 External links 6 References

Development[edit] The range of the 10 cm K 14 was deemed insufficient in combat and Krupp designed a new, longer (L/45) barrel that was mounted on the K 14's carriage. This made the gun too heavy to be transported as a single load; the barrel had to be removed and stowed on its own transport wagon. The ramps visible in the picture (see right), served to guide the barrel transport wagon into position to align the barrel with the recoil system to allow it to be winched into battery. They are fixed in place on this example, but were generally removable. The K 17 used either a hydro-pneumatic or hydro-spring recoil system, presumably depending on manufacturer. Anti-aircraft role[edit] Despite the recognition that the K 17 would not have any anti-aircraft role, most of the heavy and expensive features added to the K 14 in a failed bid to equip it as an AA gun were retained. Presumably this was to hasten the switchover from production of the K 14 to the K 17. A simpler version of the K 17 was designed in 1917 that harkened back to the K 04 in many ways. The complex sighting system was dropped in favor of one based on the sights used on the 15 cm sFH 13, variable recoil was deleted and the gun could not be broken down for transport. This was called the K 17/04; about a thousand were ordered in August 1917. Counter battery gun[edit] Because of its perceived value as an anti-aircraft weapon, the gun was a difficult piece to manufacture. Despite a few K 04s shooting down balloons during the war, these weapons never fulfilled a useful air defense niche. In 1914, few active army corps had heavy guns within their organization. These pieces were often found in reserve units. By 1918, all corps incorporated heavy guns. A Foot Artillery Battalion was typically organized with two howitzer batteries and one heavy gun battery. Overall it appears that the 10 cm guns did find useful service. They served as an excellent long-range counter battery weapon and were more than passable as an anti-personnel weapon. They were well paired with the 15 cm guns, which more commonly served in the anti-personnel role. Fate[edit] Germany was forbidden these guns by the Versailles Treaty and was supposed to scrap or sell all existing weapons. Some were sold to Sweden and Romania after the war, but some were hidden and saw service in World War II, mainly in the coastal defense role.[2] Here the Kanone 1917 and K 17/04 soldiered on along with the 10 cm Kanone 1918, these three most modern types saw excellent service throughout World War II. External links[edit]

K 17 on Lovett Artillery Collection Development of the 10 cm Kanone on Lovett Artillery Collection List and pictures of World War I surviving 10cm K 17 guns

Wikimedia Commons has media related to 10 cm Kanone 17.

References[edit]

^ Chamberlain, Peter (1975). Light and medium field artillery. Gander, Terry. New York: Arco. ISBN 0668038209. OCLC 2067331.  ^ "German m14-m17 10cm Kanone". freeservers.com. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. 

Engelmann, Joachim and Scheibert, Horst. Deutsche Artillerie 1934-1945: Eine Dokumentation in Text, Skizzen und Bildern: Ausrüstung, Gliederung, Ausbildung, Führung, Einsatz. Limburg/Lahn, Germany: C. A. Starke, 1974 Gander, Terry and Chamberlain, Peter. Weapons of the Third Reich: An Encyclopedic Survey of All Small Arms, Artillery and Special Weapons of the German Land Forces 1939-1945. New York: Doubleday, 1979 ISBN 0-385-15090-3 Hogg, Ian V. German Artillery of World War Two. 2nd corrected edition. Mechanicsville, PA: Stackpole Books, 1997 ISBN 1-85367-480-X Jäger, Herbert. German Artillery of World War One. Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire: Crowood Press, 2001 ISBN 1-86126-403-8

10 cm K 17 in Niagara Falls, Ontario

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German artillery of World War I

Infantry and mountain guns

7.62 cm Infanteriegeschütz L/16.5 7.7 cm Infanteriegeschütz L/20 7.7 cm Infanteriegeschütz L/27

Mortars

7.58 cm leMW 9.15 cm leichtes Minenwerfer System Lanz 17 cm mMW 24 cm Ladungswerfer Ehrhardt schwerer 24 cm Flügelminenwerfer "Iko" 25 cm sMW Albrecht mortar

Field, medium and heavy guns

7.7 cm FK 96 7.7 cm FK 96 n.A. 7.7 cm FK 16 7.7 cm KiH 10.5 cm FH 98/09 10.5 cm leFH 16 10 cm K 04 10 cm K 14 10 cm K 17 13.5 cm K 09 15 cm L/40 Feldkanone i.R. 15 cm sFH 02 15 cm sFH 13 15 cm Kanone 16 17 cm SK L/40 i.R.L.

Superheavy and siege artillery

21 cm Mörser 10 21 cm Mörser 16 21 cm Paris Gun 28 cm Haubitze L/12 38 cm Langer Max 42 cm Gamma Mörser 42 cm Big Bertha

Railroad artillery

15 cm SK "Nathan" 17 cm SK L/40 "Samuel" 21 cm SK "Peter Adalbert" 24 cm SK L/30 "Theodor Otto" 24 cm SK L/40 "Theodor Karl" 28 cm SK L/40 "Bruno" 28 cm K L/40 "Kurfürst" 38 cm SK L/45 "Max"

Anti-aircraft artillery

8.8 cm Flak 16 Flaming onion

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German artillery of World War II

Tank guns

2 cm KwK 30 3.7 cm KwK 36 3.7 cm KwK 38(t) 5 cm KwK 38 5 cm KwK 39 7.5 cm KwK 37 7.5 cm KwK 40 7.5 cm KwK 42 8.8 cm KwK 36 8.8 cm KwK 43

Anti-tank guns

2.8 cm sPzB 41 3.7 cm Pak 36 4.2 cm Pak 41 4.7 cm Pak 38(t) 4.7 cm PaK 181(f) 5 cm Pak 38 7.5 cm Pak 97/38 7.5 cm PaK 39 7.5 cm Pak 40 7.5 cm Pak 41 7.5 cm PaK 42 7.62 cm Pak 36(r) 8 cm PAW 600 8.8 cm Pak 43 12.8 cm Pak 44

Infantry and mountain guns

7.5 cm leIG 18 7.5 cm IG 37 7.5 cm IG 42 7.5 cm GebH 34 7.5 cm GebG 36 10.5 cm GebH 40 15 cm sIG 33

Recoilless guns

7.5 cm LG 40 10.5 cm LG 40 10.5 cm LG 42

Mortars

5 cm leGrW 36 8 cm GrW 34 kz 8 cm GrW 42

Heavy mortars

10 cm NbW 35 10 cm NbW 40 12 cm GrW 42 20 cm leLdgW 21 cm GrW 69 38 cm schwerer Ladungswerfer

Rocket artillery

7.3 cm Föhn-Gerät 7.3 cm Propagandawerfer 41 8 cm Raketen-Vielfachwerfer 8.8 cm Raketenwerfer 43 15 cm Do-Gerät 15 cm NbW 41 21 cm NbW 42 28/32 cm NbW 41 30 cm NbW 42 30 cm Raketenwerfer 56 Wurfrahmen 40

Field, medium and heavy guns

7.5 cm FK 16 nA 7.5 cm FK 18 7.5 cm FK 38 7.5 cm FK 7M85 10 cm K 17 10 cm sK 18 10.5 cm leFH 16 10.5 cm leFH 18 10.5 cm leFH 18M 10.5 cm leFH 18/40 10.5 cm sK 18/40 15 cm sFH 13 15 cm sFH 18 15 cm K 16 15 cm K 18 15 cm K 39 15 cm SK C/28 17 cm K 18 21 cm Mrs 16 21 cm Mrs 18

Superheavy and siege artillery

21 cm K 38 21 cm K 39 24 cm H 39 24 cm K (t) 24 cm Kanone L/46 24 cm K 3 28 cm H L/12 35.5 cm Haubitze M1 42 cm Gamma Mörser Karl-Gerät 80 cm K (E) Gustav

Railroad artillery

15 cm K (E) 17 cm K (E) 20.3 cm K (E) 21 cm K 12 (E) 24 cm Th K (E) 24 cm ThBr K (E) 28 cm kzBr K (E) 28 cm lgBr K (E) 28 cm sBr K (E) 28 cm Br NK (E) 28 cm K 5 (E) 38 cm Siegfried K (E) 80 cm K (E) Gustav

Anti-aircraft guns

2 cm Flak 30/38/Flakvierling 2 cm Gebirgsflak 38 3.7 cm Flak 18/36/37/43 3.7 cm Flak M42 5 cm Flak 41 8.8 cm Flak 18/36/37/41 10.5 cm FlaK

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