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|10.5 cm SK L/45|
|Place of origin||German Empire|
|Used by||German Empire |
|Wars||World War I|
World War II
|Mass||1,450 kilograms (3,200 lb)|
|Length||4.725 meters (15 ft 6.0 in)|
|Shell||Fixed Brass Casing:|
25.5 kilograms (56 lb)
|Shell weight||17.4 kilograms (38 lb)|
|Caliber||105 millimeters (4.1 in)|
|Elevation||Dependent on mounting:
|Rate of fire||15 RPM|
|Muzzle velocity||710 m/s (2,300 ft/s)|
|Maximum firing range||Horizontal: 12,700 metres (13,900 yd) at 30°|
Vertical: 8,230 metres (27,000 ft) at 80°
The 10.5 cm SK L/45 (Schnelladekanone Länge 45, quick-loading cannon with a barrel length of 45 calibers) was a German naval gun that was used in World War I and World War II and was the successor of the older 10.5 cm SK L/40 naval gun.
The 10.5 cm SK L/45 gun weighed 1,450 kilograms (3,200 lb), had an overall length of 472.5 cm (15 ft 6 in). It used a horizontal sliding-block breech design.
Gun, partly obscured, from submarine SM U-98, at Imperial War Museum, London
Gun from SM U-19 in Bangor