105mm guns ammunition in WW1

 

 

105mm L/30 gun

Shrapnel

Fuze:

Dopp. Z. s/43 (T&P Bulgarian fuze graduated up to 33’)

Shell:

16 kg – 470 lead bullets x 15 g

16 kg – 400 steel bullets x 15 g

Colour:

The body is red, the ogive is red or white

A 3 cm black ring below the driving band indicates steel bullets

Remarks:

The Dopp. Z. s/43 is graduated up to 33”, but burns up to 43”

H.E.Shell

Fuze:

H.Z. 14 (Krupp percussion fuze)

H.Z. 16 m.V. (Krupp percussion fuze with delay action mechanism)

H.Z. 16 o.V. (Krupp percussion fuze without delay action mechanism)

E.H.Z. 17 (sensitive percussion fuze)

Shell:

16 kg – 700 g of Füllpulver 02 (Trotyl)

16 kg – 1150 g of Füllpulver 60/40

Colour:

The body is black, the ogive is yellow

Charges

The gun fires both fixed ammunition, with the the propelling charge put into the cartridge-case, and separate ammunition, with the charges contained in pouches.

For fixed ammunition:

1,550/1,570 kg of 305x9x6,5 nitroglycerine powder Düneberg

For separate ammunition:

I charge: 963 g of 190x9x6 nitroglycerine powder

II charge: 587 g of 115x9x6 nitroglycerine powder

105mm L/35 K 14

10cm Schrapnellgranate 96

Fuze:

Dopp. Z. 92 n.F. (T&P fuze graduated up to 8500 m)

Shell:

16.06 kg – 506 x 11.3 steel bullets – 188 g of black powder

17.9/17.96 kg – 680 x 11.1 g lead bullets – 188 g of black powder

326 x 105 mm (without the fuze)

Thickness of the body 12mm – thickness of the wall 6.5/9.5mm

Width of the driving band 15mm

Colour:

The body and the ogive are blue

A 3 cm black ring below the driving band indicates steel bullets

10cm Granate 15

Fuze:

Dopp.Z. 15 (T&P fuze graduated up to)

Gr.Z. 14 (percussion fuze)

Shell:

18 kg – 1.8 kg of Füllpulver 02 (Trotyl)

409 x 100 mm (without the fuze)

Thickness of the body 28mm – thickness of the wall 14mm

Width of the driving band 15mm

Colour:

The body is grey, the ogive is black

10cm Granate 15 (Haube)

Fuze:

Gr.Z. 04 (percussion fuze)

Shell:

18.5 kg – 1.8 kg of Füllpulver 02 (Trotyl)

587x 105 mm (without the fuze)

Thickness of the body 33mm – thickness of the wall 14/17mm

Width of the driving band 13mm

Colour:

The body is grey, the ogive is black

Charges

basic charge: 1550 g of 374x6x3 of tubular nitroglycerine powder

                   140 g of 5x5x2 tubular nitroglycerine powder + 30 g of black powder

additional charge: 740 g of 210x8x4 tubular nitroglycerine powder

105mm L/47 gun

Shells

It used the same shells of the 10cm K14

Charges

basic charge: 1.3 kg of 125x8x4 tubular nitroglycerine powder

additional charge: 1.475 kg of 210x8x4 tubular nitroglycerine powder

additional charge: 825 g of 180x8x4 tubular nitroglycerine powder

105mm L/35 Romanian not QF gun

Shells

It used the same shells of the 105mm L/30 gun and of all the 105mm field howitzers

Charges

For fixed ammunition:

1340 g of tubular nitroglycerine powder

For separate ammunition:

I charge: 380 g of 450x11x9.5 + 410 g of 225x11x9,5 tubular nitroglycerine powder

II charge: 410 g of 224x11x9,5 tubular nitroglycerine powder