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149mm 14/31M Howitzer (HU580)

149mm 14/31 Howitzer (HU580) 149mm 14/31M Howitzer (HU580)
with two 149mm 14/31M howitzers, gun crew, two optional 100/14M barrels & two Large bases.

The artillery of the Hungarian infantry divisions underwent a number of changes since 1943. The infantry’s artillery fought with 100mm 14M Skoda howitzers as the standard weapons instead of the retired 80mm gun. The medium batteries were equipped with the 149mm 14/31M howitzer.
The 149mm 14/31M was the most accurate and the most powerful artillery piece in the Hungarian Army’s arsenal. The gun was capable of firing a shell weighing more than 40kg up to a maximum range of 14.5km.

The blister also contains barrels for the optional 100/14M howitzer.

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149mm 14/31 Howitzer (HU580)
"The 149mm 14/31M has a Gun shield which means that even if you fail a Gun save, your opponent must make a Firepower test to destroy that team. But remember, Gun shields only provide Bulletproof cover from shots fired from in front of the gun."
149mm 14/31 Howitzer (HU580) 149mm 14/31 Howitzer (HU580)
The 149mm 14/31M Howitzer in Flames Of War
Weapon
Mobility
Range
ROF Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
149mm 14/31M howitzer
Immobile
16"/40cm
1
8
1+
Gun Shield.
Firing bombardments
  72"/180cm
-
5
2+
 
149mm 14/31 Howitzer (HU580) 149mm 14/31 Howitzer (HU580)
"When firing bombardments, the 149mm 14/31M howitzer has plenty of range and the firepower to soften up dug in infantry anywhere on the tabletop."
149mm 14/31 Howitzer (HU580) 149mm 14/31 Howitzer (HU580)
The 100mm 14M Howitzer in Flames Of War
Weapon
Mobility
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
100mm 14M howitzer Immobile
24"/60cm
1
9
2+
Gun shield.
Firing bombardments   72"/180cm
-
4
4+
 
Telling The Different Between The Barrels
The 149mm barrel is much thicker than the 100mm barrel and has a distinctive block shape above the breech mechanism. See the examples below for more details.
Below: The 149mm 14/31M in Hungarian service.
Below: The 100/14M (100/17) in Italian service.
The 149mm 14/31M barrel The 100mm 100/14M barrel
149mm 14/31 Howitzer (HU580) 149mm 14/31 Howitzer (HU580)
"With an Anti-tank rating of 5, your opponent must respect the serious threat these guns pose to even the heaviest armour."
149mm 14/31 Howitzer (HU580) 149mm 14/31 Howitzer (HU580)
149mm 14/31 Howitzer (HU580) 149mm 14/31 Howitzer (HU580)
"In direct fire, the 149mm 14/31M howitzer packs a serious punch despite its short range. This can make opponents think twice before trying to overrun your artillery battery."
149mm 14/31 Howitzer (HU580) 149mm 14/31 Howitzer (HU580)
149mm 14/31 Howitzer (HU580)

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Designed by Karl Cederman
Painted by Wayne Turner

149mm 14/31 Howitzer (HU580)


Last Updated On Friday, May 6, 2011 by Blake at Battlefront