10 cm Feldhaubitze M 99

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10 cm Feldhaubitze M 99
10cm Feldhaubitze M99 im HGM Wien.jpg
10 cm M. 99 Feldhaubitze in the HGM, Vienna
Type Field howitzer
Place of origin Austria-Hungary
Service history
In service 1903-1918
Used by  Austria-Hungary
Wars World War I
Production history
Designed 1899-1902
Specifications
Weight 997 kg (2,198 lb)
Barrel length 1.35 m (4 ft 5 in) L/13
Width 1.56 metres (5 ft 1 in)

Shell 14.3 kilograms (32 lb)
Caliber 104 millimetres (4.1 in)
Breech eccentric interrupted screw
Carriage box trail
Muzzle velocity 305 m/s (1,000 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 6,100 m (6,700 yd)

The 10 cm Feldhaubitze M 99 was a howitzer was used by Austria-Hungary during World War I.

It used bronze for its barrel and lacked a modern recoil system, using only an ineffective spring-mounted spade brake, and was virtually obsolescent upon its introduction. Nonetheless it was the standard field howitzer for the Austrian Army upon the outbreak of the war.

It donated its barrel to the 10 cm Gebirgshaubitze M 99, although few of those were made, being largely replaced by a version of the standard Feldhaubitze M 99 with a narrow, 1.3 metres (51 in) carriage for use on mountain paths. The axle seats were deleted from these narrow carriages in the interest of saving weight.

References[edit]

  • Ortner, M. Christian. The Austro-Hungarian Artillery From 1867 to 1918: Technology, Organization, and Tactics. Vienna, Verlag Militaria, 2007 ISBN 978-3-902526-13-7