75mm m/97 cannon

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Ike_FI
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75mm m/97 cannon

Post by Ike_FI » 13 Dec 2002 17:55

Hi all,
I bet someone here might know more about this piece of artillery I shot (with camera :)) last summer. The cannon is Finnish, but somehow I think I've read that the barrels were originally from elsewhere (perhaps Central Europe). Maybe some of you gun freaks can recognize the stamping on the barrel and even tell the manufacturer?
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Post by Daniel L » 13 Dec 2002 18:00

It's a PaK 97/38:

The French army upgraded many of its old 75 mm Puteaux M.1897 field guns by adding pneumatic tires in the course of the 1938 and 1940 mobilization effort. Captured weapons were fitted with a PaK 38 carriage and a T.R. breech by the Wehrmacht. If German A.P.C.R. rounds were later fired from this weapon, the recoil springing system had to have been strengthened to accept the increased recoil. These guns had no muzzle brake, although they may have been fitted with proper sights and other minor design improvement. The weapon was issued to Axis allies deployed on the eastern front. After 1942, the 7.5 cm L.36.3 PaK 97/38 (f) or 97/40 (f) could not have been much use in combat.

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Post by Ike_FI » 13 Dec 2002 18:01

charlie don't surf wrote:It's a PaK 97/38:
http://www.miniatures.de


Wow, that was fast! Thanks.

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