305 mm howitzer M1915

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Type 1915 305 mm howitzer
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Type 1915 in Saint Petersburg Artillery Museum.
Type Heavy gun
Place of origin Russian Empire
Service history
Used by Russian Empire, Soviet Union
Wars World War One, World War Two
Weight 63.9 t (140,874 lbs)

Caliber 305 mm (12 in)
Elevation 58°
Traverse 60°
Rate of fire 0.3 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity 442 m/s (1,450 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 13.47 km (8.36 mi)

Type 1915 305 mm howitzer (Russian: 305-мм гаубица образца 1915 года) was a Russian heavy howitzer that saw service during World War One and Two. Originally intended for Naval use, it was later purchased by the Army at a cost of 271,500 Rubles apiece, with the first order of 8 being sent on 13 August 1915.

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