Mortier de 270 modèle 1889
|Mortier de 270 modèle 1889|
|Military designation:||Mortier de 270 modèle 1889|
|Developer / Manufacturer:||Charles Ragon de Bange|
|Start of production:||1889|
|Number of pieces:||30th|
|Pipe length:||3.35 m|
|Caliber length :||12|
|Cadence :||0.5 rounds / min|
|Elevation range:||−7 +60 degrees of angle|
|Side straightening area:||300 °|
|Charging principle:||Breech loader with crank lock|
The Mortier de 270 modèle 1889 ( German mortar 270 mm model 1889 ) or Mortier sur affût G (mortar on mount G) was a gun of the French coastal artillery of the 19th century.
In the course of efforts to make France's coastal defense more effective, the “Canon de 270 modèle 1889” were placed on a “Système Vasseur” bogie. This was a center pivot mount with a lateral directional range of 300 °, which made it ideal for use as coastal artillery. It was the successor to the Mortier de 270 modèle 1885 , which had only been provided with an improved mount, the so-called "mount G". The pipe was returned via a slide in which the pipe cradle was inserted. The mortar was designed by Charles Valérand Ragon de Bange .
After the invasion of France during the Second World War , the Wehrmacht found 24 of these mortars in the reserve stocks of the French army in the Mailly camp . They were built into the Atlantic Wall as a “27 cm coastal mortar 585 (f)” . They were mentioned here in 1945. Nothing is known about the use and whereabouts.
More guns with the breech of the System de Bange
- Canon de 80 modèle 1877 , 80 mm mountain gun
- Canon de 90 mm modèle 1877 90 mm field gun (1878);
- Canon de 120 mm L modèle 1878 , 120 mm siege gun;
- Canon de 155 mm L modèle 1877
- Mortier de Bange de 220 , 220 mm siege gun (1880);
- Canon de 240 mm modèle 1884 , 240 mm coastal and siege gun (1884);
- Mortier de 270 modèle 1885 , 270 mm coastal and siege gun