10 cm Gebirgshaubitze M 99

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10 cm Gebirgshaubitze M 99
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A 10 cm Gebirgshaubitze M99 at Technical Museum Vienna
Type Mountain howitzer
Place of origin Austria-Hungary
Service history
Used by  Austria-Hungary
Wars World War I
Specifications
Width 90 centimetres (35 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 metres (6,700 yd)?

The 10 cm Gebirgshaubitze M 99 was a mountain howitzer used by Austria-Hungary during World War I. It consisted of the bronze barrel of the 10 cm Feldhaubitze M 99 on a new, narrow-gauge carriage that could be broken down for transport on animal carts. Like its brother, it lacked a modern recoil system, using only an ineffective spring-mounted spade brake, and was virtually obsolescent upon its introduction. Relatively few were made as the version of the standard 10 cm Feldhaubitze M 99 with a narrow, 1.3-metre (51 in) carriage was cheaper.

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