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122 mm howitzer M1910

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Type  field howitzer
Designer  Schneider et Cie
Place of origin  Russian Empire
122 mm howitzer M1910
Used by  Russian Empire  Soviet Union
Wars  World War I, Russian Civil War
Barrel length  bore:1.53 m (5 ft) L/12.6 overall:1.56 m (5 ft 1 in) L/12.8

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. 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.

Weapons of comparable role, performance and era

  • 122 mm howitzer M1909 - very similar piece in Russian service designed by Krupp
  • QF 4.5-inch howitzer - British equivalent, also in Russian service
  • 10.5 cm Feldhaubitze 98/09 - early German equivalent
  • 10.5 cm leFH 16 - later German equivalent
  • References

    122 mm howitzer M1910 Wikipedia


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