Canon de 76 FRC

The Canon de 76 FRC was a Belgian infantry support gun, produced by the Fonderie Royale des Canons (FRC). The gun was typically of 76 mm calibre; however, an optional 47 mm barrel could be fitted instead. The gun was designed for transport via a trailer towed by a vehicle. In 1940, the Wehrmacht redesignated these as 7.6 cm IG 260(b). At the start of World War II, 198 of these guns had been produced.

Canon de 76 FRC
Class Vehicle
Type Towed Artillery
Manufacturer Fonderie Royale des Canons
Origin Belgium
Country Name Origin Year
Belgium 1940
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
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ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Fonderie Royale des Canons 198 View

Place of origin  Belgium
Service history
Used by  Belgium
 Nazi Germany
Wars World War II
Production history
Manufacturer Fonderie Royale des Canons
Number built 198
Specifications
Weight travel: 275 kg (606 lbs)
combat: 243 kg (536 lbs)
Shell 4.64 kg (10.22 lbs)
Caliber 76 millimetres (3.0 in)
Elevation -6° to +80°
Traverse 40°
Muzzle velocity 160 m/s (525 ft/s)
Effective firing range 2,200 m (2,406 yds)

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