french 75mm guns

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french 75mm guns

Post by YAN » 02 Oct 2006 16:21

Hi, has anybody out there got any images of french 75mm, mainly the 75mm mle 1928 mtn gun & 75mm mle 1923 inf gun. thanx Yan.

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Post by David Lehmann » 03 Oct 2006 12:18

Hello,

2 photos from Ferrard's books and a photo from 94e RAM from a magazine IIRC.
I don't know about the 75mm Mle1923 infantry gun.

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Post by The Edge » 03 Oct 2006 15:18

David Lehmann wrote:I don't know about the 75mm Mle1923 infantry gun.
Me neither! :roll: :?

Where did you got info about this model? :roll:

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Post by jopaerya » 03 Oct 2006 19:40

Hello David

Could it be possible that the your second
photo is the "Canon de M mle 1919 Schneider" ?

Regards Jos

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Post by David Lehmann » 03 Oct 2006 20:34

jopaerya wrote:Hello David

Could it be possible that the your second
photo is the "Canon de M mle 1919 Schneider" ?

Regards Jos
Hello Jos,

I must say I am only familiar with the standard weapons issued to the units for 1939-1940 and not with all the older models or 'export only' versions.
After you asked the question I noticed that the gun on the second photo has something rounded in the shield that does not seem present on the other photos ... might indeed be an other gun. Nonetheless in Ferrard's book the caption says 75mm M 28.

First introduced after 1908 under the Schneider designation "75 M.P.C. Maroc'. Variants of this gun were exported to Russia, Rumania, Serbia and Montenegro. Issued to French Army in 1919 to replace the 65mm mountain guns [Perhaps than indeed as Mle1919].

Modified after 1919, the gun became the definite 75M Mle1928 gun. 156 of these guns were in service in the French alpine troops in May 1940. In German hands it became the 7.5cm GebK 237(f).

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David

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Post by adolpheit » 10 Oct 2006 20:08

Hi all!
This is my first post. I joined this group thanks of the effort of The Edge. I have a few datas about the 75mm Infantry Gun Mle. 1923 (SOURCE : F.KOSAR, Infanteriegeschütze und Rückstosserfreie leichtgeschütze, Stuttgart, Motorbuch Verlag 1979):

Canon d’infanterie de 75mm St. Chamond Mle. 23
Calibre : 75mm L/12
Weight in action : 75 kg
Shell weight : 3 kg (bursting charge : 0.73 kg)
Max. range : 1800 m
Elevation : + 70° / - 0°
Traversing angle : 40°

AFIK only some prototypes of this gun were manufactured and it was not adopted by French Army.
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Post by David Lehmann » 10 Oct 2006 20:51

Hello and welcome :)

Thanks for your input, I had never heard of this gun before.

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David

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Post by The Edge » 10 Oct 2006 21:46

Well, the efforts paid very lovely dividendes! :)

Welcome! :D

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