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CZK - vz. 14/19 (10 cm lehká houfnice)

vz. 14/19
Originální název:
Original Name:
vz. 14/19
lehká houfnice
Škodovy závody, Plzeň /
Období výroby:
Production Period:
Vyrobeno kusů:
Number of Produced:
Prototyp vyroben:
Prototype Built:
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Technical Data:
Bojová hmotnost:
Combat Weight:
1548 kg
Přepravní hmotnost:
Manoeuvre Weight:
2937 kg
100 mm
Délka hlavně:
Barrel Length:
2400 mm
Celková délka:
Overall Length:
5490 mm
Celková šířka:
Overall Width:
? mm
Celková výška:
Overall Height:
1118 mm
-8° - +50 °
±6 °
Přepravní rychlost:
Manoeuvre Speed:
10 km/h
Používaná munice:
Ammo Used:
Maximální dostřel:
Maximum Range:
9800 m -
Rychlost střelby:
Rate of Fire:
6 ran/min
Úsťová rychlost:
Muzzle Velocity:
395 m/s -
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Lightweight howitzer vz. 14/19 caliber 10 cm

Weapon system damage is ... mainly, produced a joint Stock company, formerly the škoda works, Plzeň, a modernised modification of the lightweight howitzer vz. 14 caliber 10 cm. Modernization took place during the years 1919 to 1921, production from the years of 1921 to 1934 gave over 2,000 units, of which more than 600 were destined for the domestic customer and the other for export to the region of southeast Europe.
The gun was equipped with a steel main, a horizontal wedge in conclusion, liquid zákluzovou brake and zpruhovým vratníkem, the barrel was placed on the chobotové a post with a shield.
The howitzer was transported hipicky (šestispřeží) along with the limber, or was, as a whole, together with a service loaded on the artillery car vz. 24.
From the mid-thirties was gradually replaced by a light howitzer vz. 30 caliber 10 cm, but even in the autumn of 1938 was in almost all regiments divisního artillery.

Tactical-technical data
weight shipping – 2 937 kg, the weight of the combat – 1 548 kg, caliber – 100 mm, barrel length – 2.40 m (24 caliber), the hit – +50° to -8°, the reading – ±6°, the weight of the charge – up to 16 kg, muzzle velocity – 395 m/s, the maximum range of a – 9 800 m rate of fire – 6 shots per minute.

Fidler, George - Woodcock, Václav: the Encyclopedia of military power of czechoslovakia 1920-1938. Prague, Libri 2006..
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This howitzer was the first gun after 1. world war, which Buick added for the czechoslovak army. The gun under the designation 10cm houfnice vz. 14/19 with improved performance was soon in demand in other armies, was exported e.g. in Greece, Hungary, Poland and Yugoslavia. Italy also gained part of the upgraded works and the signal is Modello 14s. The czechoslovak army adapted howitzer as the vz. 14/19 led as the standard field gun. Howitzer vz.14/19 become one of the most important artillery weapons in the central european area, in 1939 there served more than a thousand.

This sturdy gun suffered well to rough handling. Many Italian models were equipped with wheels with pneumatic tyres for motor traction, but often in these bikes because of the wire spokes were wrenched, therefore montovaly back loukoťová wheels.

In Poland took place before the outbreak of the 2. world war adjustment and upgrading cannons. After 1940, entered the gun into service in the Wehrmacht under the designation LeFH 14/19(t). Cannons were abundantly používana in may and červenu 1940 in the French campaign. It is good to remember that there were used the Polish prize howitzer under the designation LeFH 14/19(p). The cannon but it was the most used at the beginning of the campaign against the Soviet union, then, was the howitzer vz. 14/19 reassigned to týlovým departments. From these units went into building the Atlantic wall, where používály up to the landing of the Allies..
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During the fighting in Tobruk used by the czechoslovak soldiers, the Italian captured guns against their former owners. It was apparently one of the few cases where a gun was captured on the Axis used against her. And even that only thanks to the fact that our soldiers knew from home..
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Lehká houfnice vz. 14/19, Musée Royal de l'Armée et d'Histoire Militaire, Brusel, 2003.

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An ammunition box and ammunition..
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A few photos capturing the seven pieces of the filling into the listed weapons. Dust refills are numbered with the numbers 1-7 and the other side is the exact determination of gunpowder, including powder weights. Refills are protected from damage and moisture sealed in mikroténovém packaging.
Shipping the ammunition box is designed for two pieces of shell casings from the manufacturing production for the German wermacht..
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Fotografia tohto dela z múzea SNP v Banskej Bystrici (máj 2007)
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Photos ľahkej húfnice vz. 14/19 in the service of the Slovak delostrelcov in the USSR

Source: Magazine Military história 2/2006.
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Howitzers of this type were used to transport the remains T. G. Masaryk in 1937 and 21. 12. 2011 her military history institute in lent for the same purpose, for the transportation of the remains Václav Havel. Howitzers, on which the carriage rests a coffin, was dragged šestispřežím kladrubských vraníků. It was made in 1921.

Today's procession accompanying the coffin vezenou the carriage rolled out of the to the barracks of the Castle guard in Loreto street and through Hradčanské square through the Gate of giants in the Prague castle, where through the first, second and third courtyard, the casket was transported to the Old royal palace. Here is a coffin exposed in Vladislavském hall.

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