10.5 cm leFH 16

The 10.5 cm leichte Feldhaubitze 16 (10.5 cm leFH 16) was a field howitzer used by Germany in World War I and World War II. It shared the same carriage as the 7.7 cm FK 16. Guns turned over to Belgium as reparations after World War I were taken into Army service after the conquest of Belgium as the 10.5 cm leFH 327 (b).

10.5 cm leFH 16
Class Vehicle
Type Towed Artillery
Manufacturer Krupp
Origin Germany
Country Name Origin Year
Germany 1916
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Belgium View
Germany 1916 1945 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Krupp View

Type Field howitzer
Place of origin German Empire
Service history
In service 1916–45
Used by  German Empire
 Nazi Germany
Wars World War I
World War II
Production history
Designer Krupp
Weight 1,525 kg (3,362 lb)
Barrel length 2.31 m (7 ft 7 in) L/22
Shell separate-loading, cased charge
Shell weight 14.81 kg (32.7 lb) (HE)
14.25 kg (31.4 lb) (AP)
Caliber 105 mm (4.1 in)
Breech horizontal sliding block
Carriage box trail
Elevation -10° to +40°
Rate of fire 4-5 rpm
Muzzle velocity 395 m/s (1,300 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 9,225 m (10,089 yd)
Filling TNT
Filling weight 1.38 kg (3.0 lb)

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