Was based on the French Mle 1897.
The 75 mm M1897 was modernized and became the 75 mm Gun M2.
The 75 mm Gun M2 used HE, AP, APC and chemical smoke rounds.
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|
|Length of gun||8' 11.1"|
|Length of bore|
|Length of rifling|
|Weight in action||2,657 lb||3,400 lb|
|Elevation||19°||+49.5° to -9°|
|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|