Canon de 75 mle GP III

The Canon de 75 mle GPIII was a field gun used by Belgium during World War II. Cockerill mounted a sleeve in the barrels of ex-German 7.7 cm FK 16 guns received as reparations after World War I to convert them to the standard Belgian 75mm ammunition. After 1940, the Wehrmacht designated captured guns as the 7.5 cm FK 236(b). This gun was nearly the equivalent of the German 7.5 cm FK 16 nA and apparently saw wider service than the other captured Belgian guns.

Canon de 75 mle GP III
Class Vehicle
Type Towed Artillery
Manufacturer Cockerill Maintenance & Ingenierie
Origin Belgium
Country Name Origin Year
Belgium 1919
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Belgium 1919 1945 View
Germany View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Cockerill Maintenance & Ingenierie View

Type field gun
Place of origin Belgium
Service history
In service 1919?-1945
Used by  Belgium
 Nazi Germany
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer Cockerill
Manufacturer Cockerill
Weight 1,390 kilograms (3,060 lb)
Barrel length 2.806 metres (9 ft 2 in) L/37.4
Shell 6.125 kilograms (13.50 lb)
Caliber 75 mm (2.95 in)
Carriage box trail
Elevation -8° to +35°
Muzzle velocity 579 m/s (1,899 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 11,000 metres (12,000 yd)

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