122 mm howitzer M1910

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122 mm howitzer M1910
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Type Field howitzer
Place of origin Russian Empire
Service history
Used by  Russian Empire
 Soviet Union
 Finland
Wars World War I
Russian Civil War
Winter War
Production history
Designer Schneider et Cie
Designed 1910
Specifications
Weight 1,330 kg (2,930 lb)[1]
Barrel length bore:1.53 m (5 ft) L/12.6
overall:1.56 m (5 ft 1 in) L/12.8

Shell Separate loading charge and projectile 121.92 x 159mm R
Shell weight 22.8 kg (50 lb)[1]
Caliber 121.92 mm (4.8 in)
Breech Interrupted screw
Recoil Hydro-pneumatic
Carriage Box trail
Elevation -3° to 45°
Traverse 4°71́
Muzzle velocity 335 m/s (1,100 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 7.7 km (4.8 mi)[1]

122 mm howitzer M1910 (Russian: 122-мм гаубица обр. 1910 гг.) was a Russian Empire 121.92 mm (4.8 inch) field howitzer used throughout World War I in large numbers.

Following the defeats of the Russo-Japanese War, Russia sought to modernize some of its equipment, which included the purchase of foreign designed artillery. Seeking new systems from both France and Germany, the 122 mm howitzer M1910 was developed by the French arms manufacturer Schneider et Cie.[2] Russia also bought a very similar system from the German arms manufacturer Krupp, the 122 mm howitzer M1909.

Up to 5,900 pieces were later converted by the Soviet Union into the 122 mm howitzer M1910/30, the most numerous divisional howitzer of the RKKA at the outbreak of Great Patriotic War, it saw service throughout the war.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "FINNISH ARMY 1918 - 1945: ARTILLERY PART 5". www.jaegerplatoon.net. Retrieved 2017-09-06. 
  2. ^ 122 mm howitzer M1910 from Landships