7.5-cm FK 16 nA

The 7.5 cm FK 16 nA was a German 75mm field gun in service with the Wehrmacht from 1934 to 1945, being fielded in combat in every military campaign in Europe and North Africa, during World War II. “FK 16 nA” stands for Feldkanone 16 neuer Artillerie. Manufactured by Krupp, it was developed from the old WWI FK 16s, which were rebarrelled with new 75mm barrels. During WWII, it would also be used as an anti-tank gun. In 1944, during the Battle of Normandy, one 7.5 cm FK 16 nA gun destroyed more than 10 Allied tanks and armored vehicles.

This 75mm German field gun was mounted on a two-wheeled carriage, which was pulled to the battlefield by horses, being much heavier than other 75mm gun, such as the leFK 18.


Weight: 2,415 kg

Barrel length: 2.7 m

Shell weight: 5.8 kg

Elevation: -9º to +44º

Traverse: 4º

Muzzle velocity: 662 m/s

Maximum range: 12.9 km



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