10.5 cm howitzer Model 1924

10.5 cm howitzer Model 1924
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TypeHowitzer
Place of originSweden
Service history
In service1924-1945
Used by Netherlands
WarsWorld War II
Production history
DesignerBofors
ManufacturerBofors[1]
Specifications
Mass1,650 kg (3,640 lb)
Barrel length2.31 m (7 ft 7 in) L/22[1]

Shell14 kg (31 lb)
Caliber105 mm (4.134 in)
Carriagebox trail
Elevation-5° to +45°
Traverse360°[1]
Muzzle velocity475 m/s (1,560 ft/s)
Maximum firing range10.5 km (6.5 mi)[1]

The 10.5 cm howitzer Model 1924 was a howitzer used by the Netherlands during World War II. Fourteen were bought by the Royal Dutch East Indies Army, where they equipped the 1st Howitzer Artillery Battalion from 1924 to 1945. It is unknown if the Japanese used them after conquering the Dutch East Indies in 1942.

This weapon was designed for motor traction with rubber-rimmed steel wheels. Maximum towing speed was only 30 km/h (18.6 mph). It had a firing platform that gave it 360° traverse. On mount traverse was only 8° 30'.

References[]

  1. ^ a b c d Chamberlain, Peter (1975). Light and medium field artillery. Gander, Terry. New York: Arco. p. 45. ISBN 0668038209. OCLC 2067331.

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