The Skoda 100 mm Model 16/19 (100 mm M.16/19) was a mountain howitzer modified by Skoda Works from the design of theM.16, and its most notable difference was the longer barrel. It is unclear if they were newly-built, or rebuilt from older howitzers. The Czech Army used this gun in both its 100 mm and 105 mm variants. After 1938, the guns were used by the Wehrmacht as 10 cm GebH 16/19(t) and 10.5 cm GebH(t). In addition, some of these guns were also used by Italy and Turkey, although this needs confirmation. The gun broke down into 3 loads for transport. The gun crew is protected by an armoured shield.
References: Chamberlain, Peter & Gander, Terry. Infantry, Mountain and Airborne Guns. New York: Arco, 1975Gander, Terry and Chamberlain, Peter. Weapons of the Third Reich: An Encyclopedic Survey of All Small Arms, Artillery and Special Weapons of the German Land Forces 1939-1945. New York: Doubleday, 1979 ISBN 0-385-15090-3
Service history In service 1919-1945 Used by Czechoslovakia
Italy Wars World War II Production history Designer Skoda Manufacturer Skoda Specifications Weight 1,350 kilograms (3,000 lb) Barrel length 2.4 metres (94 in) L/24 Shell 16 kilograms (35 lb) Caliber 100 mm Carriage box trail Elevation -7° 30′ to +70° Traverse 5° 30′ Muzzle velocity 395 m/s Maximum range 9,800 metres (10,700 yd)