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50mm Brandt mortar model 1937
60mm Brandt mortar model 1935
25mm Puteaux anti-tank gun model 1937
81.4mm Brandt mortar model 1927/31
81.4mm Brandt mortar model 1939
37mm Bofors anti-tank gun model 1936
47mm Breda anti-tank gun model 1935
47mm Bohler anti-tank gun model 1935
50mm Pak 38 anti-tank gun model 1938
75mm Pak 97/38 anti-tank gun model 1897/38
75mm Pak 40 anti-tank gun model 1940
75mm DT-UDR 26 anti-tank gun model 1943
75mm Schneider field gun model 1897
75mm Schneider-Putilov field gun model 1902/36
75mm Skoda field gun model 1928
76mm field gun model 1942
105mm Schneider field gun model 1936
100mm Skoda field howitzer model 1934
105mm Krupp field howitzer model 1898/09
105mm Krupp field howitzer model 1912
105mm Krupp field howitzer model 1916
105mm Krupp field howitzer model 1918/40
105mm Skoda field howitzer model 1940/43
120mm De Bange field howitzer model 1878
122mm field howitzer model 1910/30
150mm Skoda field howitzer model 1934
75mm Skoda mountain gun model 1915
75mm Schneider mountain gun model 1906/09
76.2mm Putilov mountain gun model 1909
100mm Skoda mountain howitzer model 1916
105mm Bohler mountain howitzer model 1940
13.2mm Hotchkiss antiaircraft machine-gun model 1931
25mm Hotchkiss antiaircraft gun model 1939
20mm Oerlikon antiaircraft gun model 1928
20mm Gustloff antiaircraft gun model 1938
37mm Rheinmetall antiaircraft gun model 1939
40mm Bofors antiaircraft gun model 1930
75mm Vickers antiaircraft gun model 1936/39
76.5mm Skoda antiaircraft gun model 1925
88mm Krupp antiaircraft gun model 1936
155mm Schneider field gun model 1917
75mm Schneider field gun model 1897
75mm Schneider field gun model 1897.
Max range8000-11000m
Barrel length2.72m
Length of rifling2.23m
Rifling grooves24
Grooves depth0.5mm
Weight of breech27kg
Weight of recoiling mass461kg
Weight of gun in battery1140kg
Weight of wheel81kg
Length of gun in battery4.45m
Width of path1.51m
Recoil length114-122cm
Weight of gun in march w/ front wagon1970kg
Vertical field of fire-11°/+18°
Horizontal field of fire
Max rate of fire28 rounds/minute
Practical rate of fire6 rounds/minute
Muzzle velocity525-577m/s
Firing mechanismstraight hammer
Caisson capacity72 shells
User Comments Add Comment
gerard demaison  (29 April 2006)
Dear Sirs
The French 75mm field gun Mle 1897 was not a Schneider product. It was developped by the government-owned Puteaux Arsenal near Paris, by two officers from Ecole Polytechnique : Sainte-Claire-Deville and Rimailho. Initially they were under the direction of a colonel Deport. Some parts                 ( e.g.barrels )were sub-contacted during WW1 to other government arsenals. However final assembly,as well as the manufacture of the hydraulic recoil mechanism were all entirely carried out at Puteaux Arsenal.