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The trident of the German Field artillery.
The 10.5cm leFH 18.
In 1940, in an effort to increase the range of the le FH 18, a muzzle brake was added and the recoil system altered to accept a slightly heavier propelling charge and new long-range HE shell. The new guns, designated 10.5cm le FH 18M, the M standing for Mündungsbremse (muzzle brake), were able to fire the long-range HE shell 12,325m, an increase of over 1,500m compared to the maximum range of the unmodified le FH 18.
When first confronted with the Soviet T-34, KV-I and KV-II tanks in 1941, German anti-tank weaponry was quickly found to be inadequate. Initially, the only guns capable of destroying the medium and heavy Soviet tanks at anything but point-blank range were the 8.8cm Flak 18/36 and the 10.5cm le FH 18 firing armor piercing or hollow charge shells. In these instances, many le FH 18 crews found themselves operating in direct fire roles for the first time.
Sources: The German 10.5 cm leFH 18 Howitzer. http://www.battlefront.co.nz/Article.asp?SectionID=2%20
10.5cm leFH 18 http://www.angelraybooks.com/diewehrmac ... htmoffline
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