Canon de 75 mle TR

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Canon de 75 mle TR
Type Field gun
Place of origin  German Empire
Service history
In service 1905?-1945
Used by  Belgium
 Nazi Germany
Wars World War I, World War II
Production history
Designer Krupp
Manufacturer Fonderie Royale des Canons
Produced 1905?-1914
Specifications
Weight 1,190 kilograms (2,620 lb)
Barrel length 1.7445 m (5 ft 9 in) L/30

Shell 6.52 kilograms (14.4 lb)
Caliber 75 mm (2.95 in)
Breech horizontal sliding block
Recoil hydro-spring
Carriage pole trail
Elevation -10° to +21°
Traverse 6° 32'
Muzzle velocity 540 m/s (1,771 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 9,900 metres (10,800 yd)

The Canon de 75 mle TR was a field gun used by Belgium during World War I and World War II. It was a license-built copy of the Krupp M 1905 gun. Production continued during World War I until the Germans overran the factory in 1914. After 1940, the Wehrmacht designated this as the 7.5 cm FK 235(b) and armed occupation forces in Belgium with them.

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

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