The 10.5 cm leFH 18 howitzer was a good weapon that served the Wehrmacht well. It was the backbone of the German artillery, and was used throughout the conflict on almost every theatre. It maybe thought of as the plain Jane of the German gun arsenal when compared to more glamorous contenders like the 8.8cm FlaK 36 and the 7.5 cm PaK 40, but in overall damage done to the Allies by the leFH 18 would be hard to beat. 

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The 10.5 cm leFH 18 (German: leichte FeldHaubitze "light field howitzer") was a German light howitzer. It was designed and developed by Rheinmetall in 1929–30 and entered service with the Wehrmacht in 1935. While its weight proved useful in its sturdy construction and as a stable firing platform (it weighed 1985 kgs), it was a draw back when it came to manoeuvrability. The gun was built with both pressed steel and spoked wheels, all with rubber tires, and came in both horse-drawn and mechanized versions. It could fire an HE fragmentation projectile weighing 14.81 kilograms to a range of 10,675 meters. 

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The 10.5 cm leFH 18 was the standard divisional field howitzer used by the Wehrmacht during the Second World War. Generally it did not equip independent artillery battalions until after the Battle of Stalingrad in 1943. Over 6,900 were built between 1935 and 1945. It was exported to by many countries: Spain, Finland, Hungary, Sweden, and Bulgaria. 

The 10.5 cm leFH 18 howitzer deployed on the Eastern Front [Via]

The same gun was used in the SdKfz 124 'Wespe', also known as Leichte Feldhaubitze 18 auf Fahrgestell Panzerkampfwagen II ("Light field howitzer 18 on Panzer II chassis"), seeing combat from February 1943 until mid-1944.

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