Canon de 75 M(montagne) modele 1919 Schneider

Cannon de 75M(montagne)modele 1919 Schneider

A Brazilian Model 1919 gun on display at the Fort Copacabana Museum.
Type mountain gun
Place of origin France
Service history
Used by  Brazil
 Nazi Germany
 Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Wars Chaco War, World War II
Production history
Designer Schneider
Manufacturer Schneider et Cie
Produced 1919
Weight Combat: 660 kg (1,455 lbs)
Travel:721 kg
(1,589 lbs)

Shell 6.33 kg (14 lbs)
Caliber 75 mm (2.95 in)
Carriage box trail
Elevation -10° to +40°
Muzzle velocity 400 m/s (1,312 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 9,025 m (9,869 yds)
Ceremonial battery of the Brazilian Army composed by four Schneider canons during a gun salute.

The Canon de 75 M(montagne) modèle 1919 Schneider (75 mm mle.1919) was a French mountain gun designed as a replacement of the 65 mm mle 1906. The mle 1919 was manufactured by Schneider et Cie and used during World War II. For transport, the gun could be broken down into seven sections. This weapon was used by Brazil, Greece, Paraguay, and Yugoslavia. When captured by the Germans, the French guns were designated 7.5 cm GebK 237(f); the Yugoslav guns were designated 7.5 cm GebK 283(j).[1] The gun crew was protected by an armoured shield.

Greek service

This gun was used by the Hellenic (Greek) Army in the Greek-Italian war from October 1940 - Spring 1941. It was used in divisional service in conjunction with the Schneider 105 mountain gun of 10,5 cm caliber as they called it. Each Greek division had an artillery regiment with 16 mountain 75mm and 8 mountain 105mm guns. A total of 192 Mle 1919 75mm were procured by Greece, that equipped 12 (of 15) divisional artillery regiments.


In Hellenic (Greek) War Museum, Athens,Greece
Template,In Hellenic (Greek) War Museum, Athens,Greece


  1. Infantry, Mountain, and Airborne Guns - p.16

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