15 cm/60 SK C/25 (150 mm)
The 15 cm/60 SK C/25 is a German naval gun which was in use during the second World War, mainly on the Leipzig-class cruisers and K-class cruisers. It was the best of the 150 mm guns the German navy had at the time.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
The 15 cm/60 SK C/25 has a decent rate of fire being able to put a shell out every 9.75 seconds with a stock crew and every 7.5 seconds with an ace gunner crew.
The gun was designed with a loose barrel, jacket and breech piece that had a vertical sliding breechblock. The naval gun weighed in at 11,970 kg, with a barrel length of 8.57 m, and a muzzle velocity of 960 m/s. The guns have enough elevation to reach any target on the given naval maps while also having enough depression to get any PT boat that might be getting to close for comfort, that is if the secondary armament doesn't deal with them first.
The 15 cm/60 SK C/25 naval gun could carry a base-fused HE shell, nose-fused HE with a ballistic cap, and a base-fused armour-piercing shell with a ballistic cap. With a decent muzzle velocity of 960m/s for HE and APCBC and 835 for SAPBC and HE-TF, shells won't take to long to reach the desired target.
- Spgr. L/4.4 Bdz (SAPBC) - It has a gradual drop off in penetration in terms of distance and angle with 115 mm of penetration at 1,000 m. It's best used against lighter targets such as destroyers and other light cruisers.
- Spgr. L/4.5 Kz (HE) - It maintains penetration over distance and angle with 37 mm of penetration all around and 3.91 kg of TNT equivalent. It's best when used against very light targets such a PT boats that might be getting to close or any of the coastal fleet ships.
- Spgr. L/4.5 Zt.Z (HE-TF) - It has lower muzzle velocity and is slightly lighter than Spgr. L/4.5 Kz HE, as well as having a time fuse that is best used against planes or any other air target.
- Pzgr. L/3.7 (APCBC) - It has a gradual drop off in penetration with distance and angle with 281 mm of penetration at 1,000 m. It's best used against heavy cruisers but practically useless against any dreadnoughts at range.
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|1,000 m||2,500 m||5,000 m||7,500 m||10,000 m||15,000 m|
|Spgr. L/4.5 Kz (m.Hb)||HE||37||37||37||37||37||37|
|Spgr. L/4.4 Bdz (m.Hb)||SAPBC||115||97||74||57||45||36|
|Spgr. L/4.5 Zt.Z||HE-TF||37||37||37||37||37||37|
|Pzgr. L/3.7 (m.Hb)||APCBC||281||238||182||140||109||75|
|Ammunition|| Type of
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
|Spgr. L/4.5 Kz (m.Hb)||HE||960||45.5||0||0.1||3.91||79°||80°||81°|
|Spgr. L/4.4 Bdz (m.Hb)||SAPBC||835||45.5||0.015||7||3.32||48°||63°||71°|
|Spgr. L/4.5 Zt.Z||HE-TF||835||44.8||0||0.1||3.91||79°||80°||81°|
|Pzgr. L/3.7 (m.Hb)||APCBC||960||45.5||0.015||7||1.32||48°||63°||71°|
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|Germany naval cannons|
|15 mm||MG 151|
|20 mm||2 cm/65 C/30 · 2 cm/65 C/38 · 2 cm/65 Flakzwilling 38 · 2 cm/65 Flakvierling 38 · MG 151/20|
|37 mm||FlaK-Lafette C/36 · 3.7 cm FlaK-Lafette LM/42 · SK C/30 · FlaK.36 · FlaK43|
|40 mm||40 mm/70 MEL58 · Bofors Flak 28|
|52 mm||52 mm/55 SK L/55|
|88 mm||8.8 cm/76 SK C/32 · S.K.C/35 · FlaK.18 · Flak.36 · 88 mm/45 AA SK L/45 · 88 mm/45 casemate SK L/45|
|100 mm||100 mm/55 MLE model 53|
|105 mm||SK C/32 · SK C/33 AA|
|127 mm||SK C/34|
|150 mm||150 mm/45 SK L/45 · 15 cm/48 KC/36 · 15 cm/55 SK C/28 · 15 cm/60 SK C/25|
|203 mm||20.3 cm/60 SK C/34|
|283 mm||283 mm/45 SK L/45 · 283 mm/52 SK C/28 · 283-mm/54,5 SK C/34|
|305 mm||305 mm/50 SK L/50|
|380 mm||38 cm SK L/45|
|30 mm||AK-230 (USSR)|
|37 mm||V-11 (USSR)|
|76 mm||76 mm/62 OTO-Melara Compact (Italy)|
|100 mm||100 mm/56 B-34 (USSR)|