105 mm MÁVAG 40/43M

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105 mm MÁVAG 40/43M
Type Howitzer
Place of origin Hungary
Service history
In service 1940-1945
Used by Royal Hungarian Army
Wars World War II[1]
Production history
Designer MÁVAG
Manufacturer MÁVAG
Produced 1940-1945
No. built 72?
Variants 43M Zrínyi assault gun[1]
Specifications
Weight 1,600 kg (3,500 lb)
Barrel length 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) L/20.5[1]

Shell weight 15 kg (33 lb)
Caliber 105 mm (4.1 in)
Carriage box trail
Muzzle velocity 448 m/s (1,470 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 10.4 km (6.5 mi)[1]

The 105 mm MÁVAG 40/43M was a Hungarian howitzer used in World War II. It was designed and produced by MÁVAG for the Royal Hungarian Army, it was a conservative design with horse traction, box trail and a muzzle break. It is estimated that only 72 were produced between 1940-1945 with the majority being used to arm the 43M Zrínyi assault gun.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Chamberlain, Peter; Gander, Terry (1975). Light and Medium Field Artillery. New York: Arco. p. 33. ISBN 0668038209. OCLC 2067331.