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10.5 cm Feldhaubitze M.12
|Obuzierul Krupp, caliber 105 mm, model 1912|
|Wars||Second Balkan War
World War I
World War II
|Mass||1,155 kilograms (2,546 lb)|
|Barrel length||1.47 metres (4 ft 10 in) L/14|
|Shell||14 kilograms (31 lb)|
|Caliber||105 mm (4.134 in)|
|Elevation||-5° to +60°|
|Muzzle velocity||300 m/s (985 ft/s)|
|Maximum firing range||6,500 metres (7,100 yd)|
The Obuzierul Krupp, caliber 105 mm, model 1912 was a Romanian upgrade of the German 10.5 cm Feldhaubitze 98/09 howitzer used extensively during World War I. After two years of planning and experimentation by Romanian officers, the final design was approved and the required modifications were performed at Arsenalul Armatei in Bucharest. The German aiming system was replaced with an improved Romanian system and the maximum range was increased to 6,500 meters, being superior to the 6,300 meters maximum range of its German counterpart. Maximum elevation was also increased from 40° to 60°. Thirty batteries (120 pieces) were converted by Arsenalul Armatei before and during World War I. They appear to have lingered in Romanian service into World War II. Guns captured by the Bulgarians appear to have been placed into service, although they seem to have been out of service by the outbreak of World War II.
- 10.5 cm leFH 16 1916 successor to 10.5 cm Feldhaubitze 98/09
- "The History of Romanian artillery - Howitzers (Romanian)". Archived from the original on 2016-02-24. Retrieved 2016-02-17.
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