Skoda 100 mm Model 1916

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10 cm Gebirgshaubitze M. 16
10 cm Gebirgshaubitze.jpg
Type Mountain gun
Place of origin Austria-Hungary
Service history
In service 1916-1945
Used by  Austria-Hungary
 Austria
 Czechoslovakia
 Germany1918-1933
 Nazi Germany
 Hungary
 Italy
 Poland
 Romania
Wars World War I, World War II
Production history
Designer Skoda
Manufacturer Skoda
Produced 1915—18
Variants 10.5 cm Gebirgshaubitze M. 16(T)
Specifications
Weight 1,235 kg (2,723 lb)
Barrel length 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) L/19

Shell weight 16 kg (35 lb) (Czech)
13.4 kg (30 lb) (Italian)
Caliber 100 millimetres (3.9 in)
Carriage box trail
Elevation -8° to +70°
Traverse 5.5°
Muzzle velocity 341 m/s (1,120 ft/s) (Czech)
407 m/s (1,340 ft/s) (Italian)
Effective firing range 7,090 m (7,750 yd) (Czech)
Maximum firing range 8,490 m (9,280 yd) (Italian)

The Skoda 100 mm Model 1916 (100 mm M.16) was a mountain howitzer used by Austria-Hungary during World War I. The Turks used a 105 mm variant, the M.16(T). The Wehrmacht redesignated this as the 10 cm GebH 16 or 16(ö). Guns acquired from Italy, after 1943, were known as 10 cm GebH 316(i); those acquired from Czechoslovakia were 10 cm GebH 16(t). The Italians referred to weapons gained either through capture or reparations as the Obice da 100/17 modello 16. The gun could be broken into three sections, intended for towing by two animal carts. The gun crew was protected by a gun shield. The Italians used lighter shells than the Czechs, which accounts for the greater range and muzzle velocity of their guns.

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  • Chamberlain, Peter and 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