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Canon de 105 court mle 1934
Type howitzer
Place of origin France
Service history
In service 1935-1945
Used by  France
 Nazi Germany
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer Schneider
Manufacturer Schneider
Produced 1935-1940
Specifications
Weight 1,722 kg (3,796 lb)
Barrel length 2.09 metres (6 ft 10 in)

Caliber 105 mm (4.13 in)
Carriage split trail
Elevation -8° to 43°
Traverse 45°
Rate of fire 5 rpm
Muzzle velocity 465 m/s(1,525 ft/s)
Maximum range 10,700 metres (11,700 yd)

The Canon de 105 court modèle 1934 Schneider was a French howitzer used in World War II. Captured weapons were used by the German Heer as the 10.5 cm leFH 324(f). It was a conservative design by Schneider et Cie. Production was slow with only 144 built by the beginning of the Battle of France. A more advanced 105 mm howitzer design, the Canon de 105 court mle 1935 B, was produced by the State Arsenal at Bourges, and was ordered in larger numbers.

References

  • 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

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