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1918 Handbook of Ordnance Data

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CONFIDENTIAL
For
Official
and
Confidential
use
within
the
Ordnance
Department
U
S
Army
No
.
1861
HANDBOOK
OF
ORDNANCE
DATA
NOVEMBER
15,
1918
WASHINGTON
GOVERNMENT
PRINTINGOFFICE
1919
 
CONTENTS
.
Page
.
I
.
Artillery,
general
----------------------------------
.-------------
..
15II
.
Field
artillery
.__
.
._
_
-------------------------------------
....
.--
.
35III
.
Railway
and
seacoast
artillery
..
..
.
.
.
.-----------.------------------
83
IV
.
Antiaircraft
gunsand
carriages
--------------
.--------------
.._
._-
.
._
108
V
European
artillery
____
._____
...
.------------------------------------117
VI
.
Artillery
ammunition
-------------
.____-___
.
.
.__
.
.____
.
.___
._
.-----
139
VII
.
Ammunition
loading
and
supply
.____.--___
..
.__
.
.
.____
.___.-------
190
WAR
DEPARTMENT,
VIII
.
Explosives__
.._
.
._..
....
._
..
..
._
..
._
...
._..
.....
._
._
.
.
..
..._._
.
._-
199
OFFICEOF
THE
CHIEF
OF
ORDNANCE,
IX
.
Nitrate
plants
.-__
.
.
.
.__
._.
.
.__
.
._
.
.___
..
.__
...
...
..
...
.
..
..
.
-------
209
Washington,
December
1,
1918
X
Trench-warfarematerial-------------------------------------------217
This
handbook
of
OrdnanceData
compiled
in
the
Information
Section
of
the
XI
.
Aircraft
armament
----------------------
._
.__
...
..
..
......
..
........
248
Administration
Division,
Office
of
theChief
of
Ordnance,
by
Capt
.
Herbert
T
XII
Pyrotechnics
and
chemical
apparatus
.
.
.---------------------
--.
....
287
Wade,
OrdnanceDepartment,
United
States
Army,
is
publishedfor
the
infor-
XIII
.
Machine
guns
.
.
.
.
.
..
...
.
.
....
..
....
.
.
....
....
..
....
.
...
.
.....
.
...
..
296
mation
of
the
officers
of
the
OrdnanceDepartment
.
XIV
Small
arms-rifles,
pistols,
and
revolvers_
__
_..
_
..
.
.......
319
C
C
WILLIAMS,
XV
Small-arms
ammunition
.
...
-------
.
.
.-_
..
.
..
.
....
.
343
Major
General,
Chief
of
Ordnance,
D
S
fl
.
XVI
Motors,
tractors,
and
tanks
.
.
.
.
..
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
....
.
.....
.
...
.
......
.
..
.
....
357
2
XVII
.
Equipment,
personal
..
.
.....
.
...
.-----------------
.---------------
411
XVIII
Proving
grounds
and
arsenals
..
.
.
........
.
..........
.
...
.
....
._
.
.----
419
XIX
Gauges
.
.
.___
.
.
.
.
...
.__
._
..
._....._
...
.
.......
.._
......
.
...........
453
XX
American
ordnancebasedepotinFrance
.
....
.---------------------
472
XXI
Index
.
._
.
.__
..
._________
...
.__
....
.
...
._
..
._-_
.
.__
..
._
.
.-_
._
.__
.
482
3
 
LIST
OF
PLATES
.
I
Pegs
.
1
.
Frontispiece,
8-inch
howitzer
at
Midvale
Steel
and
Ordnance
Co
.
shop----
14
275-mm
gun
carriage,
model
of
1916,
right
side,
gun
at0°
elevation,
extreme
right
traverse
.
..
..
.
._
..
._
._._
.
.....
..
.---
....
._
.....
._
.
._
.
._
.
._._
.__
.
16
3
12-inchmortar
in
coast-defense
emplacement
.-
..
..
.-
...
...
...
.
.-
.--
.-
.
.
.
20
4
Sample
of
ordnance
machine
work-spring
counterrecoilcylinder
for
United
States
75-mm
gun
carriage,
billet
before
machining
..
.
.
.
.
..
..
.-
...
.....
22
5
Shrinking
of
tube
for
14-inch
wire-wound
gun-coolingequipment
.
.
.....
.
236
.
75-mm
.
gun
(French),
model
of
1897
...
-
.
-
.
-
.
_.
_.
..._
._
..._-_
..
..
...
...._
28
74
.7-inch
field
gun,
model
of1906
..
.
.
.
.
.
.
-
..
._
.
------------------
___
318
.
37-min
.
gun
on
portable
mount
------------------------------------------
349
.
75-mm
gun
carriage,
model
1916,
gun
at
53°
elevation,
maximum
traverse
to
the
left
...
..
.
..
.
..
..
.....
..
.
.
.-----------
...
.
.
...
....
...
.....
...
38
10
.
3-inch
gun
caisson,
model
of
1916,
rear
view,apron
up
...
.---
..
..
....
.
.
...
4011
.
3-inch
gun
caisson,
model
of
1916,
left
front
view,
door
open,
apron
down,
fuze-setter
bracket
down
.
--------------------------------------------
4012
.
75-mm
field
gun,
model
of
1897
(French)
.
.
.
.
.
.
..
.-
.
.
...
...
...
...
.
.
.-
.
...
4113
.
75-mm
.
field
gun,
model
of
1897
(French),
breechblock
open
to
receive
cartridge
.
.
...
._
.
..
..
..
..
....
....
.
.
.
.-
.
._-
..
...
...
....
..
....
.
.
.
...
.
._
4214
.
75-mm
field
gun,
model
of
1897
(French),
breechblock
closed-
.-----------
4315
.
75-mm
.
field
gun,
model
of
1917
(British)
.
.
.
.
.
.
..
.---
.-
.
...
..
..
.-
..
....
.
.
4516
.
4.7-inch
field
gun,
model
of
1906,
showing
panoramic
sight,
recuperator,
and
breech
.....
.
...
.
...
.
...
..
.....
.....
.
.
...
...
....
..
....
..
....
....
..
48
17
.
155-mm
.
gun,
model
of
1918
(Filloux)
..
.
--------------------
------------
150
18
.
155-mm
.
gun,
model
of
1918
(Filloux),
section
.
..
.
_
.
.
-
.
.
.
.._
_..
-_._
..
....-
5219
.
6-inch
Bethlehem
howitzer,
model
of
1917,pilot
gunand
carriage
.
.
...----
54
20
.
155-mm
.
howitzer,
model
of
1918
(Schneider),
section---------------
.
_-_
55
21
.
155-mm
.
howitzer,
model
of
1915
(Schneider)
.
..
.
.
..
-
-------------------
5722
.
8-inch
British
howitzer
...
.
.
..
.
.
.
..
.
.
.
.
.
.--------------------------------
6023
.
9.2-inch
howitzer
carriage,
model
of
1917,
Vickers,
Mark
I-_------------
6224
.
240-mm
.
howitzer,
model
1918
(Schneider),
section
..
-----------------------
6625
.
240-mm
.howitzer,model1918(Schneider)--------
.-.-
.
._
.
._
..
._
.___
._._
6726
.
Panoramic
sight
for
United
States
mobile
Field
Artillery
.
-----------
-----
7027
.
5-inch
and
6-inch
seacoast
gunson
pedestal
or
barbette
mounts
.
..
........
82
28
.
8-inch
and
10-inch
seacoast
gunson
barbette
carriages-
.-
..
.
.
-------------------
8429
.
5-inch
and
6-inch
seacoast
guns
on
improvisedwheel
mounts
..
.
.
.
--------------
86
30
.
7-inch
Navy
gun
on
railway
mount
....
....
....
..
.
.
...
..
...
_-----------
9031
.
8-inch
gun
on
railway
mount,
side
view
.
.
.
.
.
.
..
.
.
....
....
.
....
....
..
.
....
92
32
.
8-inch
railwaymount,
showing
struts
and
floats-------------------_------
9333
.
Ammunition
train,
United
States
railway
artillery_--------------------
94