Canon de 75 mle GP1

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Canon de 75 mle GP I
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
Weight 2,337 kilograms (5,152 lb) (travelling)
Barrel length 2.625 metres (8 ft 7.3 in) L/35

Shell Fixed QF 75 x 150mm R
6.125 kilograms (13.50 lb)[1]
Caliber 75 mm (2.95 in)
Carriage Box trail
Elevation -13° to +42°
Muzzle velocity 579 m/s (1,899 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 11 kilometres (6.8 mi)

The Canon de 75 mle GP I was a field gun used by Belgium during World War II. Cockerill mounted lengthened Canon de 75 mle TR barrels on ex-German 10.5 cm leFH 16 howitzer carriages received as reparations after World War I. After 1940, the Wehrmacht designated captured guns as the 7.5 cm FK 233(b) and used them to equip occupation units in Belgium.


  1. ^ "75-77 MM CALIBRE CARTRIDGES". 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