Skoda 105 mm Model 1939

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Skoda 105 mm Model 1939 (D9)
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Gun in Finnish service
Type Mountain gun
Place of origin Czechoslovakia
Service history
In service 1939-1945?
Used by  Romania
 Afghanistan
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer Skoda
Manufacturer Skoda
Specifications
Weight 1,400 kg (3,100 lb)
Barrel length 2.51 m (8 ft 3 in) L/23.9

Shell 15 kilograms (33 lb)
Caliber 105 mm (4.13 in)
Carriage box trail
Elevation -7° 30' to +70°
Traverse
Muzzle velocity 450 m/s (1,476 ft)
Maximum firing range 11,000 m (12,000 yd)

The Skoda 105 mm Model 1939 (105 mm M.39) was a mountain gun, manufactured by Skoda Works as a companion piece for the 75 mm M.39. This was a revised version of the 100 mm M.16 and 100 mm M.16/19. Like them it was broken down into three loads, each towed by a pair of horses, for transport.

References[edit]

  • Chamberlain, Peter and Gander, Terry. Infantry, Mountain and Airborne Guns