Mortier de 150 mm T Mle 1917 Fabry

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Mortier de 150 mm T Modèle 1917 Fabry
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A Fabry Trench Mortar at the U.S. Army Field Artillery Museum, Ft. Sill, OK
TypeHeavy trench mortar
Place of originFrance
Service history
In service1917 - 1940
Used byFrance
United States
WarsWorld War I
World War II
Production history
No. built1,159+
Specifications
Mass615 kg (1,353 lbs)
Barrel length2100 mm
Diameter150 mm

Calibre150 mm
Breechmuzzle-loading
Recoilrecoil-recuperators in a flask rocker assembly
Carriagefiring platform
Elevation45° - 72°
Traverse27°
Rate of fire2-4 rpm
Muzzle velocity156 m/s
Maximum firing range2,000 m (2,167 yards)

The Mortier de 150 mm T Modèle 1917 Fabry, was the standard French heavy trench mortar of World War I. It remained in service through 1940, with some 1,159 available during the Phony War. The tube was supported by two recoil-recuperators in a flask-rocker assembly that was mounted on a platform with six fixed spades. The finned mortar "bomb" was loaded from the muzzle, but the propellant was loaded from the breech and ignited by a percussion ignition system.

For transport it was broken down into three loads, each towed on machine gun carts by either one horse or eight men. Each cart also carried twenty 17-kilogram (37 lb) bombs.

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