Canon de 105 court mle 1934 Schneider

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Canon de 105 court mle 1934
Type howitzer
Place of origin France
Service history
In service 1935-1945
Used by  France
 Nazi Germany
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer Schneider
Manufacturer Schneider
Produced 1935-1940
Specifications
Weight 1,722 kg (3,796 lb)
Barrel length 2.09 metres (6 ft 10 in)

Caliber 105 mm (4.13 in)
Carriage split trail
Elevation -8° to 43°
Traverse 45°
Rate of fire 5 rpm
Muzzle velocity 465 m/s(1,525 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 10,700 metres (11,700 yd)

The Canon de 105 court modèle 1934 Schneider was a French howitzer used in World War II. Captured weapons were used by the German Heer as the 10.5 cm leFH 324(f). It was a conservative design by Schneider et Cie. Production was slow with only 144 built by the beginning of the Battle of France. A more advanced 105 mm howitzer design, the Canon de 105 court mle 1935 B, was produced by the State Arsenal at Bourges, and was ordered in larger numbers. 70 105 mm howitzers mod. 1934 Schneider bought by Lithuania (105 mm 1934 m. haubica) in 1937.

References[edit]

  • Engelmann, Joachim and Scheibert, Horst. Deutsche Artillerie 1934-1945: Eine Dokumentation in Text, Skizzen und Bildern: Ausrüstung, Gliederung, Ausbildung, Führung, Einsatz. Limburg/Lahn, Germany: C. A. Starke, 1974
  • Gander, Terry and Chamberlain, Peter. Weapons of the Third Reich: An Encyclopedic Survey of All Small Arms, Artillery and Special Weapons of the German Land Forces 1939-1945. New York: Doubleday, 1979 ISBN 0-385-15090-3