120mm guns and howitzers ammunition in WW1

 

 

120mm L/25 not QF gun

Shrapnel

Fuze:

Dopp. Z. S/43 (T&P Bulgarian fuze graduated up to 33 lines)

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

Turkish Shell

Fuze:

Dopp. Z. S/35 (T&P Turkish fuze graduated up to 35”)

Shell:

17.5 kg – charge: 3.5 g of black powder (Grobkörniges Art.-Pulver)

Colour:

The body is black, the ogive is yellow with the letter T impressed

Charges

Bulgarian :

1.1 kg of 270 x 8 x 6.5 nitroglycerine powder + 30 g of black powder

Turkish :

1.2 kg of 190 x 3 x 2 yellowish pyroxilin powder + 30 g of black powder

1.25 kg greenish pyroxilin powder 190 x 3 x 2 + 30 g of black powder

Remarks

The Turkish ammunition was employed only at the beginning of the war.

120mm L/28 not QF gun Schneider

Shrapnel

Fuze:

Dopp. Z. S/43 (T&P Bulgarian fuze graduated up to 33 lines)

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 red

The body has the script 12cm с.с. и не с.с. гаубици и Д/28 оръдя.

12cm Schr. 15

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

300 mm (with the ogive)

Colour:

The body and the ogive are blue

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

1.7 kg of 250 x 9 x 5,5 tubular nitroglycerine powder D.R.P. + 30 g of black powder

2 kg of nitroglycerine powder + 30 g of black powder (full charge)

0.6 kg of nitroglycerine powder + 30 g of black powder (reduced charge)

120mm L/11.6 not QF howitzer Krupp

Shrapnel

Fuze:

Dopp. Z. S/43 (T&P Bulgarian fuze graduated up to 33 lines)

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 black powder

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 black powder

300 x 120 mm

Colour:

The body and the ogive are yellow

Mine shell

Fuze:

 

Shell:

20.65 kg - 4.72 kg of Schneiderite

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 + 10 g of black powder

II charge: 285 g of 4 x 4 x 1 scaly ballistite powder + 10 g of black powder

full charge: 470 of 4 x 4 x 1 scaly ballistite powder + 10 g of black powder

 

120mm L/13 QF howitzer Schneider

Shrapnel

Fuze:

Dopp. Z. S/43 (T&P Bulgarian fuze graduated up to 33 lines)

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.

The body has the script 12cm с.с. и не с.с. гаубици и Д/28 оръдя.

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

French Mine Shell

Fuze:

 

Shell:

20.65 kg - 4.72 kg of Schneiderite

Colour:

The body and the ogive are yellow

German 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

I charge: 195 g of French pyroxylin powder B.M.

II charge : 330 g of French pyroxylin powder B.M.²

III charge : 465 g of French pyroxylin powder B.M.²

IV charge : 600 g of French pyroxylin powder B.M.²

V charge : 700 g of French pyroxylin powder B.M.²

I charge: 195 g of 123x1 W.A.S. (tiles of nitroglycerine powder)

II charge: 330 g of 123x1 W.A.S. (tiles of nitroglycerine powder)

III charge: 465 g of 123x1 W.A.S. (tiles of nitroglycerine powder)

IV charge: 600 g of 4x14x1 W.A.S. (tiles of nitroglycerine powder)

V charge: 700 g of 4x14x1 W.A.S. (tiles of nitroglycerine powder)