10 cm Gebirgshaubitze M 99

10 cm Gebirgshaubitze M 99
10 cm Gebirgshaubitze M99 beim Stabsquartier. (BildID 15461301) (cropped).jpg
TypeMountain howitzer
Place of originAustria-Hungary
Service history
Used by Austria-Hungary
WarsWorld War I
Specifications
Width90 cm (35 in)

Shell14.3 kg (32 lb)
Caliber104 mm (4.1 in)
BreechEccentric screw
CarriageBox trail
Muzzle velocity305 m/s (1,000 ft/s)
Maximum firing range6,100 m (6,700 yd)?
A 10 cm Gebirgshaubitze M99 barrel at Technical Museum Vienna

The 10 cm Gebirgshaubitze M 99 was a mountain howitzer used by Austria-Hungary during World War I. It consisted of the bronze barrel of the 10 cm Feldhaubitze M 99 on a new, narrow-gauge box trail carriage that could be broken down for transport on animal carts. Like its brother, it lacked a modern recoil system, using only an ineffective spring-mounted recoil spade, and was virtually obsolescent upon its introduction. Relatively few were made as the version of the standard 10 cm Feldhaubitze M 99 with a narrow, 1.3-metre (51 in) carriage was cheaper.

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