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Batterie Schieifflen

Batterie Schieifflen 13./HKAR.1265 was the last of the batteries to be set up on Jersey. The guns used at this batterie were transferred from Batterie Gneisenau, Guernsey, to Jersey in August 1944 to increase defences in the East of the island.

Gun Specifications - 15cm K18 

Type Heavy gun
Place of origin Germany
Designer Rheinmetall
Designed 1933–38
Manufacturer Rheinmetall
Produced 1938–43
Number built 101
Weight 18,600 kg
Barrel length 8.195 m (26 ft 11 in) L/55
Calibre 149.1 mm (5.87 in)
Breech horizontal block
Carriage box trail
Elevation -2°to +43°
Traverse 10° on wheels & 360° on a platform
Muzzle velocity 865 m/s (2,838 ft/s)
Firing range 15.5 Miles