|15 cm Mörser M 80|
|Place of origin||Austria-Hungary|
|Wars||World War I|
|Barrel length||1.2 metres (47 in) L/8|
|Shell||separate-loading, bagged charge|
|Caliber||149 millimetres (5.9 in)|
|Breech||horizontal flat wedge|
|Elevation||? to +65°|
|Maximum range||3,500 metres (3,800 yd)|
The 15 cm Mörser M 80 was a heavy howitzer used by Austria-Hungary in World War I. It had a bronze barrel and was intended for siege work, although it had carriages suitable for both field and siege duties. The siege carriage was a steel sledge-type and was equipped with a hydraulic braking device to help absorb the recoil forces. Two wheels could be attached to the front of the carriage and a limber attached to the rear for transport. The field carriage relied on chock blocks and a rope brake device to absorb the gun's recoil.
The howitzer could only be loaded at low elevations.
- 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
- Łukasz Chrzanowski "Artyleria Austro-Węgierska 1860-1890" Przemyśl, Wydawnictwo FORT, 2008, ISBN 978-83-923657-7-8
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