75mm Schneider field gun model 1897
75mm Schneider field gun model 1897.
Specifications
Caliber75mm
Max range8000-11000m
Barrel length2.72m
Length of rifling2.23m
Rifling grooves24
Grooves depth0.5mm
Weight of breech27kg
Weight of recoiling mass461kg
Weight of gun in battery1140kg
Weight of wheel81kg
Length of gun in battery4.45m
Width of path1.51m
Recoil length114-122cm
Weight of gun in march w/ front wagon1970kg
Vertical field of fire-11/+18
Horizontal field of fire6
Max rate of fire28 rounds/minute
Practical rate of fire6 rounds/minute
Muzzle velocity525-577m/s
Firing mechanismstraight hammer
Caisson capacity72 shells
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gerard demaison  (29 April 2006)
Dear Sirs
The French 75mm field gun Mle 1897 was not a Schneider product. It was developped by the government-owned Puteaux Arsenal near Paris, by two officers from Ecole Polytechnique : Sainte-Claire-Deville and Rimailho. Initially they were under the direction of a colonel Deport. Some parts                 ( e.g.barrels )were sub-contacted during WW1 to other government arsenals. However final assembly,as well as the manufacture of the hydraulic recoil mechanism were all entirely carried out at Puteaux Arsenal.