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75mm Artillery Battery

75mm Artillery Battery
Sub Category: Flames of War
Product Note: Early
Publish Year: 2011
Restockable: No
Mfg. part #: BFMFRX02
Type: Miniatures Box Set
Age Range: 14 Years and Up

75mm Artillery Battery
75mm Artillery Battery

Description

Despite its age the 75mm mle 1897, known to the French as the Soixante Quinze, or ‘Seventy Five’, remains a revolutionary weapon. More than 40 years after its introduction it is still a devastating weapon, particularly when used against infantry in the open. 4,500 of the guns form the core of the French artillery arm.

On 5 June 1940, the 5th Battery of 37ème RAD (Régiment d’Artillerie Divisionnaire) consisting of four 75mm mle 1897 guns, one fitted with a Arbel turntable to allow it to engage tanks attempting to flank the battery, were deployed east of Sains near Amiens. There they fought an engagement against 40 German tanks, destroying 12 before they were overrun.