Canon d'Infanterie de 37 modele 1916 TRP

The Canon d'Infanterie de 37 modèle 1916 TRP (37mm mle.1916) was a French infantry support gun, first used during World War I. TRP stands for tir rapide, Puteaux (fast-firing, designed by the Atelier de Puteaux). The tactical purpose of this gun was the destruction of machine gun nests. It was also used on aircraft such as the Beardmore W.B.V and the Salmson-Moineau. Fighter ace René Fonck used a 37mm mle.1916 on a SPAD S.XII.

Country Name Origin Year
France 1916
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Type Infantry support gun
Aircraft artillery
Place of origin  France
Service history
Used by France
United States
Wars World War I
World War II
Production history
Designer Atelier de Puteaux
Produced 1916
Weight Combat: 108 kg (238 lbs)
Travel: 160.5 kg (354 lbs)
Barrel length 74 cm (2 ft 5 in)
Caliber 37x94R mm (1.45 in)
Elevation -8° to 17°
Traverse 35°
Rate of fire Sustained: 25 rpm
Muzzle velocity 367 m/s (1,200 ft/s)
Effective firing range 1,500 m (1,600 yd)
Maximum firing range 2,400 m (2,600 yd)

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