10.5 cm Feldhaubitze M.12

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Krupp 10.5 cm Feldhaubitze M.12
105mm M12 KRUPP.jpg
Type Howitzer
Place of origin German Empire
Service history
In service 1912-1945
Used by  Romania
 Bulgaria
Wars World War I
Production history
Designer Krupp
Manufacturer Krupp
Specifications
Weight 1,155 kilograms (2,546 lb)
Barrel length 1.47 metres (4 ft 10 in) L/14

Shell 14 kilograms (31 lb)
Caliber 105 mm (4.134 in)
Carriage box trail
Elevation -5° to +60°
Traverse
Muzzle velocity 300 m/s (985 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 6,500 metres (7,100 yd)

The Krupp 10.5 cm Haubitze M.12 (Romanian: Obuzierul Krupp, calibrul 105 mm, model 1912) was a howitzer used by Romania in World War I. 60 were bought from Krupp before World War I. They appear to have lingered in Romanian service into World War II. Guns captured by the Bulgarians appear to have been placed into service, although they seem to have been out of service by the outbreak of World War II.

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  • Chamberlain, Peter & Gander, Terry. (1975). Light and Medium Field Artillery. New York: Arco.

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Media related to Obuzier Krupp, calibrul 105 mm, model 1912 at Wikimedia Commons