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Posted by: YAN October 17, 2012 01:54 pm
Hi, I have been trying to gather data on the Norwegian 6.5cm Bergkanon m/1897, this what I have up to now;

6.5cm Bergkanon m/1897
Design: Finspong
Type: Light Mountain Gun
Year: 1887
Calibre: 65mm L/18
Weight: 95 kg
Elevation: -° to +°
Traverse: °
Shell Weight: 6.5 kg
Muzzle Velocity: 350 m/s
Rate of Fire: r.p.m.
Maximum Range: 3.000m
Traction: Horse Drawn

As you can see I need the amount in service in 1940, elevation/traverse, rate of fire and crew.
Can anyone please help; I have tried the various Norwegian sites, but no luck.

Regards Ian.

Posted by: JiriTintera October 20, 2012 06:09 pm
Dear Colleague YAN,
I think you described this weapon. The Norwegian Internet figures this photo and a brief description of the use for WWII.

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Photographs with text in Norwegian:
Generalmajor Engelbrecht sjef Infanteridivisjon 163 (med høy lue) og Oberst Adloch sjef IR 236 (med båtlue bøyd over kanonen) studerer en norsk 65 mm norsk bergkanon.

Simplified translation:
Major-General Engelbrecht (ID 163) and Colonel Adloch (IR 236) view the captured Norwegian 65mm gun mountain gun.

Photo source -

P. S.

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Norwegian military manuals -

Posted by: YAN October 22, 2012 10:29 am
Thank you for the links Jiri.


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