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10.5 cm leichte Feldhaubitze 16
Feldhaubitze M16 10,5 cm Memorial de Verdun.jpg
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 range 9,225 m (10,089 yd)
Filling TNT
Filling weight 1.38 kg (3.0 lb)

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).


  • Engelmann, Joachim and Scheibert, Horst. Deutsche Artillerie 1934-1945: Eine Dokumentation in Text, Skizzen und Bildern: Ausrüstung, Gliederung, Ausbildung, Führung, Einsatz. Limburg/Lahn, Germany: C. A. Starke, 1974
  • Gander, Terry and Chamberlain, Peter. Weapons of the Third Reich: An Encyclopedic Survey of All Small Arms, Artillery and Special Weapons of the German Land Forces 1939-1945. New York: Doubleday, 1979 ISBN 0-385-15090-3
  • Hogg, Ian V. German Artillery of World War Two. 2nd corrected edition. Mechanicsville, PA: Stackpole Books, 1997 ISBN 1-85367-480-X
  • Jäger, Herbert. German Artillery of World War One. Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire: Crowood Press, 2001 ISBN 1-86126-403-8

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