Skoda 100 mm Model 16/19

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10 cm horska houfnice vz. 16/19
100 mm Skoda Gebirgshaubitze.jpg
Typemountain howitzer
Place of originCzechoslovakia
Service history
In service1919–1945
Used by Czechoslovakia
 Nazi Germany
 Greece
 Hungary
 Italy
 Poland
 Yugoslavia
WarsWorld War II
Production history
DesignerŠkoda
ManufacturerŠkoda
Specifications
Mass1,350 kg (2,980 lb)
Barrel length2.4 m (7 ft 10 in) L/24[1]

Shell100 x 183 mm R[2]
Shell weight16 kg (35 lb)
Caliber100 mm (3.9 in)
BreechHorizontal sliding-wedge
RecoilHydro-pneumatic
CarriageBox trail
Elevation-7° 30' to +70°
Traverse5° 30'[1]
Rate of fire5 rpm
Muzzle velocity395 m/s (1,300 ft/s)
Maximum firing range9.8 km (6.1 mi)[1]

The Škoda 100 mm Model 16/19 (100 mm M.16/19) was a mountain howitzer modified by Škoda Works from the design of the M.16, and its most notable difference was the longer barrel. It is unclear if they were newly built, or rebuilt from older howitzers. The Czechoslovak Army used this gun in both its 100 mm and 105 mm variants. After 1938, the guns were used by the Wehrmacht as 10 cm GebH 16/19(t) and 10.5 cm GebH(t). In addition, some of these guns were also used by Italy and Turkey, although this needs confirmation. The gun broke down into 3 loads for transport. The gun crew was protected by an armoured shield.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Chamberlain, Peter (1975). Infantry, mountain, and airborne guns. Gander, Terry. New York: Arco. p. 4. ISBN 0668038195. OCLC 2067391.
  2. ^ "78- MM CALIBRE CARTRIDGES". www.quarryhs.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-10-02.

References[edit]

  • Chamberlain, Peter & 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
  • Hogg, Ian Twentieth-Century Artillery. New York: Barnes & Nobles, 2000 ISBN 0-7607-1994-2