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
 Hungary
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), armed occupation forces in Belgium with them and handed some over to the Hungarians.

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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