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10 cm Gebirgshaubitze M 8
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M.8 or M.10 at an Italian military cemetery
Type Mountain howitzer
Place of origin  Austria-Hungary
Service history
Used by  Austria-Hungary
Wars World War I
Specifications
Shell 14.3 kilograms (32 lb)
Caliber 104 millimeters (4.1 in)
Breech horizontal sliding wedge
Carriage box trail

The 10 cm Gebirgshaubitze M 8 was a mountain howitzer used by Austria-Hungary during World War I. It was the first Austrian howitzer to use a modern hydraulic variable-recoil system. It used the same ammunition as the earlier 10 cm Gebirgshaubitze M 99, which was shown to be accurate, but lacked sufficient power to destroy bunkers, during World War I. It had a gun shield. It could be mounted on a special sled carriage designed to allow for high-angle fire between +43° and 70° elevation. This sled was transported on a special bedding cart with removable wheels. The wheels were removed when in position to fire.

The 10 cm Gebirgshaubitze M 10 was virtually identical except that it had its traversing and elevating handwheels on different sides and it was not given a high-angle mount.

References[]

  • Ortner, M. Christian. The Austro-Hungarian Artillery From 1867 to 1918: Technology, Organization, and Tactics. Vienna, Verlag Militaria, 2007 ISBN 978-3-902526-13-7


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