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10 cm Feldhaubitze M 99

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Type  Field howitzer
In service  1903-1918
Wars  World War I
Place of origin  Austria-Hungary
Used by  Austria-Hungary
Designed  1899-1902
10 cm Feldhaubitze M 99

The 10 cm Feldhaubitze M 99 was a howitzer used by Austria-Hungary during World War I.

It had a bronze barrel and lacked a modern recoil system, using only an ineffective spring-mounted spade brake, and was virtually obsolescent on its introduction. Nonetheless, it was the standard field howitzer for the Austrian Army at the outbreak of the war.

It donated its barrel to the 10 cm Gebirgshaubitze M 99, although few of those were made, being largely replaced by a version of the standard Feldhaubitze M 99 with a narrow, 1.3 metres (51 in) carriage for use on mountain paths. The axle seats were deleted from these narrow carriages in the interest of saving weight.

References

10 cm Feldhaubitze M 99 Wikipedia


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