Canon de 75 CA modèle 1940 Schneider

Canon de 75 mm contre avion Schneider, modèle 1940

Canon anti-aérien de 75mm modèle 1940 on display at Saint-Maurice castle
Type Anti-aircraft gun
Place of origin  France
Service history
Used by

Switzerland (Canon DCA 7.5 cm 1938)

Third Reich
Wars Second World War
Production history
Designer Schneider Electric
Designed 1938
Manufacturer K + W
Weight 3160 kg (firing position)
4060 kg (travel position)
Barrel length 3675 mm (L/49)
Crew 9

Shell high-explosive, air-burst
Caliber 75 mm
Breech vertical sliding block
Recoil hydropneumatic, variable (500-580 mm)
Carriage three-trail, one axle
Elevation 0-70°
Traverse 360°
Rate of fire 20-30 rpm
Muzzle velocity 700 m/s

The Canon de 75 contre avion modèle 1940 Schneider was a French piece of 75 mm artillery of the Second World War, designed and manufactured by Schneider et Cie in Le Creusot.

The gun was designed from 1928, evolving from the design of the Canon de 75 modèle 1897. The anti-air mounting went into service in the mid-1930s, and by May 1940, 75mm guns of models 1897 and 1928 were mounted as anti-aircraft artillery. These guns were used by both the French Army and the French Navy.

With a x6 scope, the Canon anti-aérien de 75mm modèle 1939 had anti-armour capabilities, in spite of the lack of armour-piercing ammunition.

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