75mm Mle 1897 in german service

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Re: 75mm Mle 1897 in german service

Post by tom1977 » 15 Nov 2018 08:59

Luftwaffen-Sperrfeuer-Batterie 189 - Czechoslovakia Ostrava 1941 - Ebay
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Malacky Czechoslovakia 1941 - school battery -Ebay
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Re: 75mm Mle 1897 in german service

Post by Sturm78 » 23 Nov 2018 17:36

Hi all,

An image from Ebay: It seems on conical pedestal mount = 7.5cm KM97f

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Post by Sturm78 » 04 Mar 2019 22:47

Hi all,

An image from Ebay:

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Re: 75mm Mle 1897 in german service

Post by CNOCK » 07 Mar 2019 19:49

Hi Kurmark,
you picture shows 7,5 cm F.K. 97 (f) Schneider on guncarriage mod.1916.
Picture take at Cap Gris Nez, where these guns were used for firing star shells.

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Post by Sturm78 » 05 Feb 2020 20:09

Hi all,

Two images from Ebay
According to photo caption, Denmark

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Post by Sturm78 » 02 Jun 2020 20:23

Hi all,

An 75mm Mle 1897 on conical pedestal mount Mle 1916. I am not sure if in German use or not

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Post by jory » 24 Aug 2020 18:54

Hi all
I complete the pictures from following posts:
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#30 page 2
#46 page 4
The gun was installed into the old French Fort St Georges de La Didonne at « Pointe Vallieres » near Royan.Image
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Post by Sturm78 » 29 Nov 2020 20:54

Hi all,

An image from Ebay. According to photo caption, Poland, 1941

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Post by carius » 10 Jun 2022 14:49

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Re: 75mm Mle 1897 in german service

Post by ThatZenoGuy » 27 Jun 2022 12:19

Were these guns even remotely useful as AA?

How could they be hooked up to a fire control system like the 88's? And without fuze setters they must've been all but useless against even low aircraft.

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Re: 75mm Mle 1897 in german service

Post by Eax-E » 28 Jun 2022 20:04

Hello

It depends of the distribution of the rare fire-control equipments, as for the coastal artillery.
The 7,5 cm Flak (f) from WW1 could be used with a mecanical french fire-control station -quite akin to Kommando-Hilfsfgerät 35.

When such equipment was not available -if german had seized and understood the operating methods of if, the guns were used in so-called free and and barrage fire. Please see random example.
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The fire was not coordinated and was of course not very efficient.
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Post by ThatZenoGuy » 29 Jun 2022 04:42

Eax-E wrote:
28 Jun 2022 20:04
Hello

It depends of the distribution of the rare fire-control equipments, as for the coastal artillery.
The 7,5 cm Flak (f) from WW1 could be used with a mecanical french fire-control station -quite akin to Kommando-Hilfsfgerät 35.

When such equipment was not available -if german had seized and understood the operating methods of if, the guns were used in so-called free and and barrage fire. Please see random example.
7,5.JPG

The fire was not coordinated and was of course not very efficient.
As I understand it the state of the art 88's required thousands of rounds to take out bombers, and these guns were smaller, less accurate, and probably didn't have quite as good fuzes. I'd be surprised if they shot down even a single bomber or agile fighter. I guess it would've worked as a weapon to simply scare off pilots though.

Seems to me like these guns would've been best used as HEAT lobbing AT guns, you can squeeze 100mm+ pen out of a 75mm shell in WW2.

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Re: 75mm Mle 1897 in german service

Post by TH » 29 Jun 2022 07:12

ThatZenoGuy wrote:
29 Jun 2022 04:42
Seems to me like these guns would've been best used as HEAT lobbing AT guns, you can squeeze 100mm+ pen out of a 75mm shell in WW2.
Lots of guns were converted to the 7.5 cm Pak 97/38.

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