The older 7.7 cm FK 96 n.A. field gun was very mobile, but, once the war settled into trench warfare, its lack of range became a serious disadvantage. The FK 16 was intended to remedy this problem. The barrel was lengthened and it was given a box carriage to allow for greater elevation, which increased the range. It was also given separate-loading ammunition to reduce powder consumption and barrel wear at short ranges, although this had the drawback of reducing the rate of fire compared to the older gun.
The FK 96 saw use beyond the German Army in World War 1. Operators went on to include the Kingdom of Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and German allies the Ottoman Empire.
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Russian artillery tractor AT-T
Artilleriyskiy Tyagach Tyazholiy, or AT-T (Russian: Артиллерийский Тягач, Тяжёлый (АТ-Т), meaning heavy artillery tractor) was a Soviet Cold War era artillery tractor.
The AT-T is based on the Chassis and drive system from the T-54 Tank. The crew cabin is also located in the front part of the vehicle. The cab is from the ZIS-150 and ZIL-164 truck.
Soldiers are form hät soviet Tank Riders.