9.15 cm leichte Minenwerfer System Lanz


9.15 cm leichte Minenwerfer System Lanz

Infobox Weapon
name=9 cm Minenwerfer M 14


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origin=Germany
type=light trench mortar
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service=1914-1918
used_by=flag|German Empire
flag|Austria-Hungary
wars=World War I
designer=Heinrich Lanz
design_date=1914-5
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production_date=1915-18
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weight=convert|114|kg|lb
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part_length=convert|595|mm|in
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cartridge=convert|3.8|kg|lb
caliber=91.5 mm
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max_range=convert|450|m|yd (M 14/16)
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The 9.15 cm leichte Minenwerfer System Lanz (Trench mortar) was a light mortar used by Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I. It was a smooth-bore, breech-loading design that used smokeless propellant. It was chosen by the Austrians as an interim replacement for their 9 cm Minenwerfer M 14, pending development of a superior domestic design, which eventually turned out to be the 9 cm Minenwerfer M 17. The older Austrian design had a prominent firing signature, a less effective bomb and shorter range than the Lanz. Over 500 were ordered with deliveries beginning in April 1917.

References

* Ortner, M. Christian. "The Austro-Hungarian Artillery From 1867 to 1918: Technology, Organization, and Tactics". Vienna, Verlag Militaria, 2007 ISBN 978-3-902526-13-7

External links

* [http://www.landships.freeservers.com/adh_germart1_l-mortars.htm Minenwerfer Lanz on Landships]


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