Schneider-Canet 75mm M. 1911 mountain gun

 

 

 

 

Turkish designation :

7,5/16 sm. Fransız Şinayder seri ateşli dağ top

French designation :

Matériel de montagne tir rapide, de 75mm, type MD² T

Calibre :

75mm L/16

Weight of the barrel :

109 kg

Weight of the carriage :

328 kg

Weight in action :

513 kg

Barrel length :

1.200 m

Number of barrel grooves :

28

Height of line of fire :

773 mm

Shield

thickness :

4.5 mm

weight :

85 kg

Cartridge weight :

6.105 kg

Shell weight :

5.3 kg - bursting charge: 0.7 kg

Shrapnel

weight :

5.3 kg

281 bullets x 10 g

fuze :

time and percussion

Muzzle velocity :

300 m/s

Max. range :

4900 m / 5900 m

Elevation :

+ 20° / - 10° (with axle in low position)

+ 28° / + 13° (with axle in high position)

Traversing angle :

30’

Track :

900 mm

Height of wheels :

900 mm

Transport :

5 loads : 1 - gun; 1 - carriage and axle; 1 - shield and fittings; 1 - cradle, 1 - trail and wheels

Remarks :

Quick firing mountain gun, with hydro-pneumatic recoil system, swinging block breech mechanism. It was fitted for an independent line of sight. In 1911-12 Turkish Army bought 18 four-guns batteries. At least 1, but more likely 6 of these guns were captured by the Bulgarian Army during the Balkan war.