Schneider-Canet 150mm field howitzer M. 1910

 

 

 

 

 

Bulgarian designation :

150-мм с.с. сърбска гаубица

Serbian designation :

150 мм. пољски хаубица топ М. 1910 Шнаjдер

Schneider designation :

Obusier de campagne tir rapide de 150mm, type O.C. 150

Calibre :

150mm L/12.5

Weight of the barrel :

972 kg

Weight of the carriage :

1540 kg

Weight in action :

2512 kg

Weight of the gun limber :

358 kg

Weight in marching order :

2870 kg

Weight of the wagon limber :

1080 kg

Weight of the wagon body :

1610 kg

Weight of the ammo wagon :

2690 kg

Barrel length :

1.875 m

Number of barrel grooves :

48

Height of the line of fire :

1356 mm

Shield

weight :

115 kg

thickness :

4 mm

Weight of the charge :

1.535 kg

Shell

weight :

40 kg charge : 8.785 kg of Trotyl

max. range :

8200 m

Shrapnel

weight :

40 kg 900 balls x 20 g

charge : 390 g of black powder

max. range :

7800 m

Muzzle velocity :

360 m/s

Elevation :

+ 43 / - 3

Traversing angle :

5

Wheels

weight :

220 kg

height :

1330 mm

track :

1645 mm

Transport :

drawn by six horses

Ammunition :

wagon limber - 8, wagon body - 16

12 ammunition wagons for every battery

Remarks :

Quick firing field howitzer. Serbian Army ordered two four-pieces batteries of these howitzers in 1910-11 and received them during Balkan war. In 1913 they were allotted to 2nd Serbian Army and were used during the siege of Odrin. They were captured and used in the field by the Bulgarian artillery during World War 1, being assigned to 6th and 7th batteries of 2nd heavy artillery regiment.