Putilov 152mm fortress howitzer M. 1909

 

 

 

 

Bulgarian designation :

150-мм руска гаубица Д-15

Russian designation :

152-мм крепостная гаубица обр. 1909 г.

German designation :

russ. s.F.H. 15,24 cm L/14

Calibre :

152.4mm L/14

Weight of the barrel :

1106 kg

Weight of the breech-block :

61.4 kg

Weight in action :

2725 kg

Weight in marching order :

3050 kg

Barrel length :

2.160 m

Barrel grooves

number :

36

depth :

1.27 mm

width :

9.47 mm

Shield thickness :

4 mm

Shell weight :

41 kg

Muzzle velocity :

381 m/s

Max. range :

9000 m

Elevation :

+ 41 / - 0

Traversing angle :

5

Remarks :

Quick firing heavy howitzer. Many of them were captured by the German Army during the war, and some of them were delivered to the Bulgarian artillery. In 1918 8th and 9th batteries of 2nd heavy artillery regiments were armed with these howitzers.