10.5 cm howitzer Model 1924

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10.5 cm howitzer Model 1924
Type Howitzer
Place of origin Sweden
Service history
In service 1924-1945
Used by  Netherlands
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer Bofors
Manufacturer Bofors
Specifications
Weight 1,650 kg (3,640 lb)
Barrel length 2.31 m (7 ft 7 in) L/22

Shell 14 kg (31 lb)
Caliber 105 mm (4.134 in)
Carriage box trail
Elevation -5° to +45°
Traverse 360°
Muzzle velocity 475 m/s (1,560 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 10,500 m (11,500 yd)

The 10.5 cm howitzer Model 1924 was a howitzer used by the Netherlands during World War II. Fourteen were bought by the Royal Dutch East Indies Army, where they equipped the 1st Howitzer Artillery Battalion from 1924 to 1925. It is unknown if the Japanese used them after conquering the Dutch East Indies in 1942.

This weapon was designed for motor traction with rubber-rimmed steel wheels. Maximum towing speed was only 30 km/h (18.6 mph). It had a firing platform that gave it 360° traverse. On mount traverse was only 8° 30'.

References[edit]

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

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