Schneider-Canet 150mm field howitzer M. 1910

 

 

 

 

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 :

829 kg

Weight of the carriage :

1534 kg

Weight in action :

2363 kg

Weight of the gun limber :

389 kg

Weight in marching order :

2752 kg

Weight of the wagon limber :

1097 kg

Weight of the wagon body :

1663 kg

Weight of the ammo wagon :

2760 kg

Barrel length :

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 :

7500 m

Shrapnel

weight :

40 kg 900 balls x 20 g

charge : 390 g of black powder

max. range :

7800 m

Muzzle velocity :

330 m/s

Quadrant angle at max. range :

45

Angle of descent at max. range :

52

Height of the line of sight :

1255 mm

Elevation :

+ 42 50 / - 4 25

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. Romanian Army bought two four-pieces batteries of these howitzers in 1912, while three batteries were seized in August 1914 and delivered to the Belgian Army. They were employed during the siege of Antwerpen. Since these two batteries were in the inventory of the Romanian Army also in 1918, I think that the Bulgarian Army did not employed them during the war.

 

 

 

firing order

marching order