ID of French artillery piece

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Re: ID of French artillery piece

Post by Sturm78 » 12 Feb 2019 21:54

karlik wrote
Hi!
I saw this photo signed as "Canon colonial de 75 Le Masne-Vallet"
Thanks, Karlik.... I had never heard of this cannon.... 8O

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Re: ID of French artillery piece

Post by Sturm78 » 22 Oct 2019 13:59

Hi all,

Is this Bolivian gun an 75mm Schneider-Danglis mountain gun ? Exact model ?

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Re: ID of French artillery piece

Post by Sturm78 » 29 May 2020 17:56

Hi all,

Can somebody identify this naval gun ?
According to photo caption, French

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Re: ID of French artillery piece

Post by Sturm78 » 07 Jun 2020 16:45

Nobody for my last image ?

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Re: ID of French artillery piece

Post by Sturm78 » 26 Feb 2022 20:33

Hi all,

I found this image on images defense website. I think it is a US-built (GPF) M2-M3 gun. Is this correct ?
Does anyone know when and in what quantity the Americans provided these guns to the French?

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Re: ID of French artillery piece

Post by EwenS » 27 Feb 2022 10:17

If this is the weapon you are talking about
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_de_155mm_GPF

then the answer is 48 per Hyperwar. See here on page 8.
https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/re ... ip-3A.html

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Re: ID of French artillery piece

Post by Sturm78 » 31 Mar 2022 21:31

Hi all,

I found this image on Getty webpage. The image was taken in Marseille, so I think a French naval gun. Any idea about the exact model ?
It seeems a Canet design around 75mm caliber....

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Re: ID of French artillery piece

Post by ROLAND1369 » 01 Apr 2022 01:16

It is a "75 MM M1897-15 on a CA M1925 MOUNT" used on submarines. Source, NAVAL WEAPONS OF WWII, JOHN CAMPBELL, PG 307
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Re: ID of French artillery piece

Post by Sturm78 » 07 Apr 2022 21:35

ROLAND1369 wrote
It is a "75 MM M1897-15 on a CA M1925 MOUNT" used on submarines. Source, NAVAL WEAPONS OF WWII, JOHN CAMPBELL, PG 307
Thank yoy very much for your help, ROLAND1369

In this link, is mentioned an 75mm Mle 1925 and Mle 1928, but now I can see that this is the designation of the mount model, not the gun model. There is a drawing of the Mle 1928 mount
http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNFR_3-35_m1925.php

I have not been able to find any additional information about this gun on the net...

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Re: ID of French artillery piece

Post by ROLAND1369 » 08 Apr 2022 15:07

I am afraid that the M 1928 gun drawing fro Navweapons has no relation to the original M1925 gun in the picture you posted other than being dual purpose naval guns. The model 1925 75 mm aa gun was a navalized version of the tube and Nordenfelt eccentric breech used in the 75 MM field gun M1897. The M 1928 gun was a newly designed tube which used a snider type rotating breechblock. The 1928 mount was a newly designed mount and recoil system of different design. The only common point may have been the 75 mm caliber, I doubt even the shell case/propellant weight was common to both weapons. The 1928 gun was designed for aa defense in the postwar french cruisers, early destroyers, and larger submarines.

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Re: ID of French artillery piece

Post by Sturm78 » 09 Apr 2022 19:40

Hi ROLAND1369,

Well. I'm a bit confused.
You have identified the gun in my image as a Mle 1897-15 in a Mle 1925 mount.
And on the Navweapons page there is talk of a Mle 1925 and a Mle 1928 model, but I am no longer sure if it is about the gun models and/or the mounts....

According to my information, the 75mm Mle 1897-15 in Mle 1925 mount only was used in Aigle-class destroyers, not in cruisers. Do you know any other ship in use this gun ?

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