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Light field howitzer 18

Light field howitzer 18

At the beginning of the 30's the light field howitzer 18 was developed by Rheinmetall. 1935 it was given to the Wehrmacht. It is a light field gun. It was a good and often used artillery weapon. It was used during the whole war. The wheels and spokes consisted of wood. It was not a self-propelled gun carriage, it had to be pulled and so it was not mobile.

Technical data about the Light field howitzer 18
Type of weapon Field gun
Manufacturer Rheinmetall
Caliber 10.5 cm
Total mass 2 t
Ammunition High-explosive grenade
Projectile mass 14.81 kg
Muzzle speed 470 m/s
Maximum range 12 km

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Last Update: 15.12.2004