152 mm howitzer M1910

The 152 mm howitzer Model 1910 Schneider or, more properly, 6 dm polevaja gaubitsa sistemy Schneidera as it was designated in Tsarist times, was a French howitzer designed by Schneider et Cie. It was used by the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union during World War I, the Russo-Polish War and the Russian Civil War. Finland captured nine during the Finnish Civil War, but didn't use them during that conflict. They did see combat during the Winter War and the Continuation War.

152 mm howitzer M1910
Class Vehicle
Type Towed Artillery
Manufacturer Schneider-Creusot
Origin France
Country Name Origin Year
France 1910
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Estonia View
Finland View
France 1910 1945 View
Russia (USSR) View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Schneider-Creusot View

Schneider designed the howitzer to meet an Imperial Russian specification and it was accepted as the Model 1910 Schneider to distinguish it from the Krupp design also bought that same year. It was manufactured by the Putilov Factory and the Perm Artillery Factory. It was used on the Eastern Front during World War I and fought in the Russo-Polish War and the Russian Civil War. Surviving examples were upgraded in the Thirties with a new carriage with pneumatic tires as the 152 mm gaubitsa obr. 1910/30.

Finnish weapons were used for training before the Winter War began, but were issued to Heavy Artillery Battalion 4 during the war. During the Continuation War they served with Heavy Artillery Battalion 30 although they were withdrawn relatively quickly because they were worn out and stored until 1966 against future need.

When World War I broke out this was the most modern howitzer design that France had available so it was rebarreled in 155 mm (6.1 in), the standard French caliber, mounted on the carriage and recoil system of the Canon de 105 modèle 1913, which was itself modified from the carriage of the Russian 152 mm howitzer Model 1910. It was accepted into service in 1915 as the Canon de 155 C modèle 1915 Schneider

Type Heavy field howitzer
Place of origin France
Service history
In service 1910-1945
Used by Russian Empire
Soviet Union
Finland
Estonia
Wars World War I, Russian Civil War, Russo-Polish War
Production history
Designer Schneider et Cie
Manufacturer Schneider et Cie, Putilov, Perm
Specifications
Weight 2,250 kilograms (4,960 lb)
Barrel length about 1.9 m (6 ft 3 in)
Shell separate-loading cased charge
Shell weight 43.5 kilograms (96 lb)
Caliber 152.4 millimetres (6.00 in)
Breech interrupted screw
Recoil hydro-pneumatic
Carriage box trail
Elevation -1° to +42°
Traverse
Muzzle velocity 335 metres per second (1,100 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 8,700 metres (9,500 yd)

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