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The 10.5 cm Feldhaubitze 98/09 (10.5 cm FH 98/09), a short barreled (1625 mm) 105mm howitzer, also referred to as the 10.5 cm leichte Feldhaubitze (light field howitzer) 98/09, was used by the German Empire
German Empire
as well as the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
in World War I and after. It had a maximum range of 6,300 metres (20,700 ft).[1]German 10.5-cm. light field howitzer (l. F. H. 98/09), with ammunition

Contents

1 History 2 Ammunition 3 See also

3.1 Weapons of comparable role, performance and era

4 References 5 Notes 6 External links

History[edit]

Turkish gunners in action, 1917

It was originally built by Rheinmetall
Rheinmetall
as the 10.5 cm Feldhaubitze 98, an old-fashioned, fixed-recoil weapon delivered to the German army in 1898; between 1902 and 1904, it was redesigned, by Krupp, with a new recoil mechanism and a new carriage.[2] However, it wasn't accepted for service until 1909, hence the ending designation 98/09. Existing weapons were rebuilt to the new standard. As usual, two seats were attached to the gun shield. There were 1,260 in service at the beginning of World War I.[3] Ammunition[edit] The 10.5 cm used three different types of ammunition and the aiming instruments were marked with three different meter scales and a dial sight for both direct and indirect fire. Originally, it used 7 charges of propellant, but this was increased during the war to 8 in an effort to extend its range.[4]

Feldhaubitz granate 98: A 15.8 kilogram (35 lb) high-explosive shell. Feldhaubitz schrapnel 98: A 12.8 kilogram (28 lb) shrapnel shell.

See also[edit] Weapons of comparable role, performance and era[edit]

QF 4.5-inch howitzer
QF 4.5-inch howitzer
British equivalent

References[edit]

Jäger, Herbert. German Artillery of World War One. Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire: Crowood Press, 2001 ISBN 1-86126-403-8

Notes[edit]

^ 10.5 cm LIGHT FIELD HOWITZER MODEL 98/09- Retrieved 2012-02-29. Archived 2012-03-06. ^ Transformation of the 10.5 cm Feldhaubitze 98/09- Retrieved 2012-02-29. Archived 2012-03-06. ^ Jäger, p. 28 ^ Ammunition- Retrieved 2012-02-29

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to 10.5 cm leFH 98/09.

10.5 cm FH 98/09 on Landships List and pictures of World War I
World War I
surviving 10.5 lFH 98/09 howitzers

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German artillery of World War I

Infantry and mountain guns

7.62 cm Infanteriegeschütz L/16.5 7.7 cm Infanteriegeschütz L/20 7.7 cm Infanteriegeschütz L/27

Mortars

7.58 cm leMW 9.15 cm leichtes Minenwerfer System Lanz 17 cm mMW 24 cm Ladungswerfer Ehrhardt schwerer 24 cm Flügelminenwerfer "Iko" 25 cm sMW Albrecht mortar

Field, medium and heavy guns

7.7 cm FK 96 7.7 cm FK 96
7.7 cm FK 96
n.A. 7.7 cm FK 16 7.7 cm KiH 10.5 cm FH 98/09 10.5 cm leFH 16 10 cm K 04 10 cm K 14 10 cm K 17 13.5 cm K 09 15 cm L/40 Feldkanone i.R. 15 cm sFH 02 15 cm sFH 13 15 cm Kanone 16 17 cm SK L/40 i.R.L.

Superheavy and siege artillery

21 cm Mörser 10 21 cm Mörser 16 21 cm Paris Gun 28 cm Haubitze L/12 38 cm Langer Max 42 cm Gamma Mörser 42 cm Big Bertha

Railroad artillery

15 cm SK "Nathan" 17 cm SK L/40 "Samuel" 21 cm SK "Peter Adalbert" 24 cm SK L/30 "Theodor Otto" 24 cm SK L/40 "Theodor Karl" 28 cm SK L/40 "Bruno" 28 cm K L/40 "Kurfürst" 38 cm SK L/45 "Max"

Anti-aircraft artillery

8.8 cm Flak 16 F

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