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

Romanian designation :

Obuzierul grele de camp, cal. 150mm, md. 912

Schneider designation :

Obusier de campagne tir rapide de 150mm, type O.C. 150 N 5

Calibre :

150mm L/12

Weight of the barrel :

835 kg

Weight of the breech-block :

57 kg

Weight of the carriage :

1055 kg

Weight in action :

2215 kg

Weight of the gun limber :

300 kg

Weight in marching order :

2515 kg

Weight of the ammo wagon :

2450 kg (with shells) - 2350 kg (with shrapnel)

Barrel lenght :

1.800 m

Number of barrel grooves :

48

Height of the line of fire :

1300 mm

Shield

weight :

105 kg

thickness :

3.5 mm

Weight of the charge :

1.535 kg

Shell

weight :

40 kg charge : 8.785 kg of Trotyl

max. range :

8000 m

Shrapnel

weight :

40 kg 900 balls x 20 g

charge : 390 g of black powder

max. range :

7800 m

Muzzle velocity :

300 m/s (up to 20)

330 m/s (from 20 to 43)

Quadrant angle at max. range :

45

Angle of descent at max. range :

52

Height of the line of sight :

1255 mm

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. These howitzers were adopted also by the Romanian Army, that ordered 4 batteries, but 2 of them were seized by the French government at the beginning of the World War and employed in France and Belgium. Some of them 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.

 

 

 

firing order

marching order