Kevyt Kanuuna 75 K/17 - Kauhajoki, Finland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Neofytos
N 62° 25.557 E 022° 10.459
34V E 560644 N 6922183
Quick Description: Light cannon 75 K/17 "Beetlehem" in Veteraanien perinnetalo Kauhajoki
Location: Finland
Date Posted: 5/10/2010 1:52:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM8TA3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy
Views: 31

Long Description:
Americans 75 mm modification from english 18 pounds light cannon (in Finland 84 K/18).
This cannon was manufactured in use for American forces in Europe 1917.

Large amounts of this type of cannons was shiped from USA to England still during WW2 in 1940.

Manufacturer in USA was BEETLEHEM STEEL & Co.

Finnish General V.P.Nenonen bought this cannons during his acquisition trip in USA (winter 1940), but they shiped in Finland not until summer 1940.

At the beginning the Continuation War (WW2) in summer 1941 Finnish army have 130 unit of this type of connon 75 K/17.

3 x 2 horses move this cannons in any terrain.

Range was 10,5 km.
Muzzle velocity was 565 m/s.
Normative shot amount in 1 minute was 10, but Finnish battery increased this amount in 20.
What type of artillery is this?: Cannon

Where is this artillery located?: Veterans Building

What military of the world used this device?: Finnish Army

Date artillery was in use: 6/1/1941

Date artillery was placed on display: 12/11/1994

Cost?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Artillery is no longer operational: no

Still may work: no

Are there any geocaches at this location?:
No


Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed

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