Germany's 7.5-cm Gebirgsgeschütz 36

Rheinmetall-Borsig was given the task to develop a new artillery weapon for the mountain infantry in 1935.1

It entered service in 1938.1 It had variable recoil and a large pepperpot type muzzle brake.1

Usage

It could be broken down into eight loads.1 It was fairly easy for the troops to handle it and it had good stability.1

7.5-cm Gebirgsgeschütz 43

Rheinmetall and Bohler offered designs, and Bohler's was chosen.1

Only four were produced.1

  7.5-cm Gebirgsgeschütz 36
Caliber 2.95"1
75 mm1
Length of gun 57"1
1.4475 m1
Rifling  
Length of rifling  
Weight traveling  
Weight in action 1,653 lb1
750 kg1
Elevation -10° to +70°1
Traverse 40°1
Muzzle Velocity 1,558'/sec1
475 m/sec1
Range of shell 10,390 yards1
9,150 m1
Shell weight 12.85 lb1
5.83 kg1
Armor penetration  
Breech mechanism  

Sources:

  1. Artillery of World War II, Chris Chant, 2001
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site