Used to arm small escort vessels during World War II. Actual overall length was 36.2 calibers.

Gun Characteristics

Designation 7.5 cm/36 (2.9") SK C/34
Ship Class Used On Small Warships
Date Of Design 1934
Date In Service 1936 (?)
Gun Weight N/A
Gun Length oa 107 in (2.715 m)
Bore Length 99 in (2.505 m)
Rifling Length N/A
Grooves N/A
Lands N/A
Twist N/A
Chamber Volume N/A
Rate Of Fire about 15 rounds per minute


Type Fixed
Complete Round Weight N/A
Projectiles and Weight HE: 12.8 lbs. (5.8 kg)
Bursting Charge N/A
Projectile Length N/A
Propellant Charge N/A
Muzzle Velocity 2,021 fps (616 mps)
Working Pressure N/A
Approximate Barrel Life N/A
Ammunition stowage per gun N/A


Range with 12.8 lbs. (5.8 kg) HE
Elevation Distance

Mount / Turret Data

Designation Single mounts: Ein LC/34
Weight N/A
Elevation -10 / +80 degrees
Elevation Rate Hand operated, only
Train 360 degrees
Train Rate Hand operated, only
Gun recoil N/A

Additional Pictures


"Naval Weapons of World War Two" by John Campbell
Axis History Forum thread "7.5 cm SKC/34" captured on 21 August 2019
Special help from Larry Sawh

Page History

10 April 2004 - Benchmark
01 April 2012 - Updated to latest template
21 August 2019 - Converted to HTML 5 format, added photographs