10.5cm leFH 18/40 - left side

Here we see a side view of the 10.5cm le FH 18/40, with the gun shield removed. The 18/40 was a wartime expedient, combining the gun from the 10.5cm le FH 18/M with the carriage from the 75mm Pak 40 anti-tank gun. This was a lighter, less sturdy carriage that made the howitzer easier to move, but less stable.

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 - left side , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_10_5cm_leFH18_40_side.html

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