Skoda 100 mm Model 16/19

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10 cm horska houfnice vz. 16/19
100 mm Skoda Gebirgskanone.jpg
Type mountain howitzer
Place of origin Czechoslovakia
Service history
In service 1919–1945
Used by  Czechoslovakia
 Nazi Germany
 Greece
 Hungary
 Italy
 Poland
 Yugoslavia
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer Skoda
Manufacturer Skoda
Specifications
Weight 1,350 kg (2,980 lb)
Barrel length 2.4 m (7 ft 10 in) L/24

Shell 16 kilograms (35 lb)
Caliber 100 millimetres (3.9 in)
Carriage box trail
Elevation -7° 30' to +70°
Traverse 5° 30'
Muzzle velocity 395 m/s (1,300 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 9,800 m (10,700 yd)

The Skoda 100 mm Model 16/19 (100 mm M.16/19) was a mountain howitzer modified by Skoda Works from the design of the M.16, and its most notable difference was the longer barrel. It is unclear if they were newly built, or rebuilt from older howitzers. The Czech Army used this gun in both its 100 mm and 105 mm variants. After 1938, the guns were used by the Wehrmacht as 10 cm GebH 16/19(t) and 10.5 cm GebH(t). In addition, some of these guns were also used by Italy and Turkey, although this needs confirmation. The gun broke down into 3 loads for transport. The gun crew was protected by an armoured shield.

References[edit]

  • Chamberlain, Peter & Gander, Terry. Infantry, Mountain and Airborne Guns. New York: Arco, 1975
  • 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
  • Hogg, Ian Twentieth-Century Artillery. New York: Barnes & Nobles, 2000 ISBN 0-7607-1994-2