1897

The 75 mm cannon

The 1897 model of the 75 mm cannon revolutionised field artillery of the time. It brought together all the latest advances in artillery at the end of the 19th century: smokeless powder, cartridge ammunition, airburst shells, breech loading and hydropneumatic recoil brake.
In 1914, it formed the backbone of the French artillery and made a major contribution to reversing French fortunes at the Battle of the Marne (September 6th to 13th, 1914).

On display at the Army Museum in Paris and at the Artillery Museum in Draguignan.

Canon 75 mm