Canon de 75 mm modèle 1924
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The Canon de 75 mm modèle 1924 represented on a 1/75 scale model of Tigre
TypeAnti-aircraft gun
Place of originFrance
Service history
In service1925–45
Used byFrance
WarsWorld War II
Specifications
Mass1,070 kg (2,360 lb)
Barrel length3.75 m (148 in) (bore length)

ShellFixed
Shell weight5.93 kg (13.1 lb)
Caliber75 mm (3.0 in)
Elevation-10° to +90°
Rate of firePractical: 8–12 rpm
Muzzle velocity850 m/s (2,800 ft/s)
Effective firing rangeHorizontal: 14,100 m (15,400 yd) @ 40°
Vertical: 10,000 m (11,000 yd) @ 90°

The Canon de 75 mm modèle 1924 was a French naval anti-aircraft gun designed after World War I. It served aboard Battleships, Cruisers and Destroyers during World War II.

Naval Service

Ship classes that carried the Canon de 75 mm modèle 1924 include:

Bibliography

  • Campbell, John (1985). Naval Weapons of World War II. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-459-4.
  • Jordan, John & Moulin, Jean (2015). French Destroyers: Torpilleurs d'Escadre & Contre-Torpilleurs 1922–1956. Barnsley, UK: Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84832-198-4.

External links

  • French 75 mm/50 (2.95") Model 1922, 1924 and 1927