Cannone da 70/15
|Cannone da 70/15|
|Place of origin||Kingdom of Italy|
|Wars||World War I, World War II|
|Weight||387 kg (853 lb)|
|Barrel length||1.15 m (3 ft 9 in) L/16.4|
|Shell||4.84 kg (10 lb 11 oz)|
|Caliber||70 millimetres (2.8 in)|
|Elevation||-12° to 21°|
|Muzzle velocity||353 m/s (1,158 ft/s)|
|Maximum firing range||6,630 m (7,250 yd)|
It lacked a modern recoil system and was virtually obsolescent upon its introduction in 1904. But it took the Italians almost a decade to field the Cannone da 65/17 modello 13 as its replacement. It was gradually phased out of the mountain role and transferred to the infantry as an infantry gun.
It was broken-down into four loads for transport.
- Chamberlain, Peter and Gander, Terry. Infantry, Mountain and Airborne Guns.