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75 mm mle 1897

Frederico

New Member
The below image, as well as the below video, show a French 75 in action with Italians in Tunisia.

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The footage can be found here. The gun can be seen in the first 40 seconds.

What was the Italian designation for this gun? Is this a one-off, or was there a unit which fielded these?

Thanks!
 

jwsleser

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The Italian designation was 75/34 mod. 97 P.B. These guns were used in costal defense and in many cases found scattered around as individual pieces. I am not aware of any units equipped with this gun but it is always possible that conditions in Tunisia would see these guns being pressed into active field service.
 
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