Canon de 75 mle GP II

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Canon de 75 mle GP11
TypeField gun
Place of originBelgium
Service history
In service1919?-1945
Used by Belgium
 Nazi Germany
WarsWorld War II
Production history
DesignerCockerill
ManufacturerCockerill
Specifications
Mass2,477 kg (5,461 lb) (travelling)
1,510 kg (3,330 lb) (combat)
Barrel length2.806 m (9 ft 2.5 in) L/37.4

ShellFixed QF 75 x 150mm R
Shell weight6.125 kg (13 lb 8 oz)[1]
Caliber75 mm (2.95 in)
CarriageBox trail
Elevation-7° to +43°
Traverse
Muzzle velocity579 m/s (1,899 ft/s)
Maximum firing range11 km (6.8 mi)

The Canon de 75 mle GP II was a field gun used by Belgium during World War II. Cockerill mounted lengthened Canon de 75 mle TR barrels on ex-German 7.7 cm FK 16 gun carriages received as reparations after World War I. After 1940, the Wehrmacht designated captured guns as the 7.5 cm FK 234(b) and used them to equip occupation units in Belgium.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "75-77 MM CALIBRE CARTRIDGES". www.quarryhs.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-09-02.
  • Chamberlain, Peter & Gander, Terry. Light and Medium Field Artillery. New York: Arco, 1975
  • Gander, Terry and Chamberlain, Peter. Weapons of the Third Reich: An Encyclopedic Survey of All Small Arms, Artillery and Special Weapons of the German Land Forces 1939-1945. New York: Doubleday, 1979 ISBN 0-385-15090-3