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United States' 75 mm M1897
75 mm Gun M1897, 75 mm Gun M2

Was based on the French Mle 1897.

The 75 mm M1897 was modernized and became the 75 mm Gun M2.

Ammunition

The 75 mm Gun M2 used HE, AP, APC and chemical smoke rounds.

Carriage

A two wheel split trail was used by the M2. The crew could fire the gun from either the wheels or carriage. It took the average crew around 3 minutes to emplace the M2.

  75 mm M1897, 75 mm Gun M1897 75 mm Gun M2
Caliber 2.95"  
Length   17' 3"
Width   6' 8"
Height   4' 8"
Length of gun 8' 11.1"  
Length of bore    
Rifling    
Length of rifling    
Weight traveling    
Weight in action 2,657 lb 3,400 lb
Elevation 19° +49.5° to -9°
Traverse 30°
Muzzle Velocity 1,955'/sec  
Range of shell 13,950 yards 13,600 yards
Range of anti-tank shell   1,000 yards
Rate of fire   10 rpm
Shell weight 14.7 lb 13 - 15 lb
Armor penetration    
Breech mechanism    

Sources:

  1. Allied Artillery of World War Two, Ian V. Hogg, 1998
  2. Standard Guide to U.S. World War II Tanks & Artillery, Konrad F. Schreier Jr., 1994
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site