120mm guns and howitzers ammunition in WW1

 

 

120mm L/25 not QF gun

Shrapnel

Fuze:

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

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

Shell:

16 kg – 570 lead bullets x 13 g

Colour:

The body and the ogive are red

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 – 1190 g of Füllpulver 60/40

Colour:

The body is black, the ogive is yellow

Charge

1.1 kg of 270x8x6.5 nitroglycerine powder + 30 g of black powder

120mm L/28 not QF gun Schneider

Shrapnel

Fuze:

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

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

Shell:

20.5 kg – 550 lead bullets x 15 g

Colour:

The body and the ogive are blue

German Shrapnel

Fuze:

Dopp.Z 92 lg. Brlg. (long burning T&P fuze)

Dopp.Z. 92 n.F. (T&P fuze graduate up to 28”)

Shell:

20.16 kg – 592 lead bullets x 13 g

Colour:

The body and the ogive are red

H.E.Shell

Fuze:

У.З. съ закъснител (Bulgarian percussion fuze with delay action)

У.З. безъ закъснител (Bulgarian percussion fuze without delay action)

Gr.Z. 04 B. (percussion fuze for the Bulgarian Army)

Shell:

20.5 kg – 3.115/3.160 of Füllpulver 60/40

Colour:

The body and the ogive are yellow or green

Mine Shell

Fuze:

Gr.Z. 04 (percussion fuze)

Shell:

20.5 kg – 2 kg of Füllpulver 60/40

Colour:

The body and the ogive are yellow

Charges

full charge: 2 kg of tubular nitroglycerine powder

reduced charge: 600 g of tubular nitroglycerine powder

 

120mm L/11.6 not QF howitzer Krupp

Shrapnel

Fuze:

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

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

Shell:

20 kg – 460 x 16 g lead bullet – 200 g of black powder

396 x 120 mm

Colour:

The body and the ogive are blue

Cast iron shell

Fuze:

У.З. съ закъснител (Bulgarian percussion fuze with delay action)

У.З. безъ закъснител (Bulgarian percussion fuze without delay action)

Shell:

20 kg – 1.2 kg of

480 x 120 mm

Colour:

The body and the ogive are yellow

Steel shell

Fuze:

У.З. съ закъснител (Bulgarian percussion fuze with delay action)

У.З. безъ закъснител (Bulgarian percussion fuze without delay action)

Shell:

20 kg – 2.5 kg of

300 x 120 mm

Colour:

The body and the ogive are yellow

Remarks

It fires also the ammunition used by the 120 L/28 Schneider gun.

Charges

I charge: 185 g of 4 x 4 x 1 scaly ballistite powder

II charge: 285 g of 4 x 4 x 1 scaly ballistite powder

full charge: 470 of 4 x 4 x 1 scaly ballistite powder