Canon de 75 mle GP11

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Canon de 75 mle GP11
Type field gun
Place of origin Belgium
Service history
In service 1919?-1945
Used by  Belgium
 Nazi Germany
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer Cockerill
Manufacturer Cockerill
Specifications
Weight 1,510 kilograms (3,330 lb)
Barrel length 2.2274 metres (7 ft 4 in) L/37.4

Shell 6.125 kilograms (13.50 lb)
Caliber 75 mm (2.95 in)
Carriage box trail
Elevation -7° to +43°
Traverse
Muzzle velocity 579 m/s (1,899 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 11,000 metres (12,000 yd)

The Canon de 75 mle GP11 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]

  • 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