Strength of Romanian Artillery on 15 August 1916

 

 

 

guns

rounds

remarks

[58mm] Trench mortars

100

10 000

 

63/85 [Armstrong] mountain guns

36

35 181

 

75/1904 [and 75/1908 Krupp field] guns

624

891 678

 

75/1904 B [Schneider] guns

12

4 297

[Bulgarian guns captured in 1913]

75/1912 [Schneider mountain] guns

16

8 960

 

75 Deport guns

4

 

used as a/a guns

75 French [Puteaux] guns

2

 

used as a/a guns

75/1880 [Krupp field] guns

192

66 207

45 used as a/a guns

78/1868 [Krupp field] guns

48

35 455

not employed in combat

87/1880 [Krupp field] guns

190

86 909

 

105/91 [Krupp fortress] guns

60

41 483

 

105/912 [Krupp] howitzers

120

107 899

 

120/901 [Krupp] howitzers

31

25 770

 

120mm L and 120mm C French guns

24

19 200

[12 long and 12 short guns]

150/912 [Schneider] howitzers

8

14 011

12 more howitzers had been seized by the French government in 1914

150/87 [Krupp] coast guns

4

659

 

150/85 [Krupp] siege guns

6

4 963

 

152.4/85 [Armstrong] guns

10

5 304

 

155/85 [De Bange] guns

3

1 500

 

210/87 [Krupp] coast guns

6

548

 

Artillery removed from the Bukarest fortress and Focsani – Nomoloasa – Galati line

37/85 [Gruson] guns

225

361 284

not employed in combat

53/87 [Gruson] guns

334

463 673

fitted on improvised carriages and assigned to infantry

57/91 [Hotchkiss] guns¹

247

39 735

79 assigned to infantry, 36 to mountain artillery and 132 used as a/a guns

120/87 [Krupp] guns in armoured cupolas

15

4 672

not employed in combat

120/87 [Gruson] mortars

42

7 114

not employed in combat

120/88 [Gruson] howitzers

46

29.066

only 36 fitted on carriage until 15 August

150/85 [Krupp] guns in armoured cupolas

88

33 344

only 31 fitted on carriage until 15 August

150/87 [Krupp] guns

4

557

 

210/85 [Krupp] mortars

4

1 996

 

210/88 [Krupp] howitzers

36

5 514

only 13 fitted on carriage until 15 August

 

General remark :

Official Romanian document – “Situation of the armament and the ammunition of artillery on 15 August 1916” – signed by the High Director of the armaments, general Lucescu and by the Director of the Arsenal colonel Presbiterianu, quoted in FRUNZETI : 165 ani de existenţă a artileriei romăne moderne…, p. 406. I added the words in brackets in order to identify the guns listed in the document.

¹ 125 pieces in turrets and 122 pieces in casemates