75mm Field Gun

75mm Field Gun (HM1BJA)

Location: Florence, AL 35630 Lauderdale County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 48.728', W 87° 37.443'

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This 75mm field gun is a modification of a French gun that was designed in 1917. The 75mm was the most effective light field gun in W.W. I. It was also usedagainst infantry, tanks, and other armored targets in W.W.II.

This gun is 17'-3" long, and weighs 3,400 lbs. Its range was 13,870 yards, and fired 6 rounds per minute. The 75mm shell weighted 19 lbs., and could be fixed, high-explosive, chemical, smoke, or armor-piercing.

The 105mm now replaced the 75mm gun as the light artillery weapon.
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HM NumberHM1BJA
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 12:58pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 442924 N 3852387
Decimal Degrees34.81213333, -87.62405000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 48.728', W 87° 37.443'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 48' 43.68" N, 87° 37' 26.58" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 91-133 Veterans Park Dr, Florence AL 35630, US
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