10.5cm leFH 18/40 in US Hands

Here we see three examples of the 10.5cm leFH 18/40 being examined by US troops. The 18/40 was a wartime expedient, combining the gun from the 10.5cm leFH 18M with the carriage from the 75mm Pak 40 anti-tank gun, in an attempt to produce a more mobile version of the howitzer and to replace t many lost in Russia in the winter of 1941-42.

German Heavy Artillery Guns 1933-1945, Alexander Lüdeke. Despite the title actually covers light, medium and heavy artillery as well as mortars and anti-tank guns (excludes railway guns, flak and rocket launchers). Each gets a useful write-up, supported by stats and at least one photo. Covers German-built guns and the many types captured and used by the Wehrmacht. [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (26 May 2018), 10.5cm leFH 18/40 in US Hands , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_10_5cm_leFH18_40_US.html

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