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105/28 Howitzer Battery

105/28 Howitzer Battery
Condition: SW (MINT/New)
Was: $34.95
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105/28 Howitzer Battery
Product Note: Early
Publish Date: 2011
Restockable: No
NKG part #: 2147813959
Mfg. part #: BFMIBX08
Type: Miniatures Box Set

105/28 Howitzer Battery
105/28 Howitzer Battery

Description

The 105/28 howitzer was a World War One vintage gun of French design (Canon de 105 mle 1913 Schneider or L13 S); originally starting life as a design on the drafting board of the Russian Putilov Armaments factory. It proved a popular design and was exported to various countries, Italy among them.

The breech mechanism was based on a screw design; a swinging arm allowed the breech to swing in and out of the breech ring without having to be withdrawn axially. Upon opening the breech, a shell guide was raised from the bottom of the breech ring to assist in guiding the shell into the chamber. The 105/28 also had a number of safety features to ensure the gun wasn’t discharge unless the breech was properly closed and the barrel had fully recovered from the recoil of a previous firing.

The 105/28 howitzer had a maximum elevation of 37o and could fire it’s 16.3kg shell up to range beyond 12kms. It remained a common weapon during World War Two and continued in Italian service until 1943 seeing action on both the African and Russian fronts.

Contents:

  • four 105/28 howitzer with crew
  • Command Rifle team
  • Staff team
  • Observer Rifle team