Skoda 150 mm Model 1918

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Skoda 150 mm Model 1918
Type mountain howitzer
Place of origin Czechoslovakia
Service history
In service 1918-1945?
Used by  Czechoslovakia
 Nazi Germany
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer Skoda
Manufacturer Skoda
Produced 1918?
Specifications
Weight 2,800 kg (6,200 lb)
Barrel length 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) L/13

Shell 42 kilograms (93 lb)
Caliber 149.1 mm (5.87 in)
Carriage box trail
Elevation -5° to +70°
Traverse
Muzzle velocity 340 m/s (1,115 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 8,000 m (8,700 yd)

The Skoda 150 mm Model 1918 was a heavy mountain howitzer, manufactured by Skoda Works. The design was begun during World War I, but the first prototype was completed as the war ended. After 1938, the Wehrmacht designated the few built as 15 cm GebH 18(t), although it's uncertain if they were actually used. The gun could be transported on six carts; each cart pulled by at least two horses or mules. The barrel assembly required three towing animals.

References[edit]

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