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15 cm sFH 02

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Type  Heavy field howitzer
In service  1903–1918
Wars  World War I
Place of origin  German Empire
Used by  German Empire
Designer  Krupp
15 cm sFH 02

The 15 cm schwere Feldhaubitze 1902 was a German heavy field howitzer cannon introduced in 1903 and served in World War I.

Design and history

It was the first artillery piece to use a modern recoil system in the German Army. Some 416 were in service at the beginning of the World War I. Its mobility, which allowed it to be deployed as medium artillery, and fairly heavy shell gave the German army a firepower advantage in the early battles in Belgium and France in 1914 as the French and British armies lacked an equivalent. France had a Canon de 65 M with a recoil system, but used it only as a mountain howitzer.

References

15 cm sFH 02 Wikipedia


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