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155 mm GPF Field Gun

Country of OriginFrance
TypeField Gun
Caliber155.000 mm
Barrel Length5,915 mm
Weight13000.000 kg
Ammunition Weight43.10 kg
Rate of Fire2 rounds/min
Range19,500 m
Muzzle Velocity735 m/s

Contributor: C. Peter Chen

The Canon de 155 mm Grande Puissance Filloux mle 1917 field guns were designed for the French Army, but were also exported to the United States for use with the US Army and the US Marine Corps under the designation of M1917 and M1918. With the American forces, they were mounted on M12 Gun Motor Carriages and were the standard heavy artillery guns until 1942 when the 155-mm M1A1 "Long Tom" field guns replaced them, though they remained in use through WW2. The Philippine Army, operating under the US Army Forces in the Far East, also deployed these guns. The Germans operated a small number of them under the designation of 15.5-cm K 418(f) guns; they mainly served in coastal defense roles.

Source: Wikipedia.

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A gun of US Army 11th Field Artillery Regiment, US Territory of Hawaii, circa 1938Guns of US Army 11th Field Artillery Regiment, US Territory of Hawaii, circa 1938, photo 1 of 2Guns of US Army 11th Field Artillery Regiment, US Territory of Hawaii, circa 1938, photo 2 of 2Men of the US Army 11th Field Artillery Regiment sitting on a gun, US Territory of Hawaii, 18 May 1938




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Visitor Submitted Comments

  1. Alan Chanter says:
    21 Nov 2009 08:00:52 AM

    This gun was also purchased by the Republican Government of Spain during the Spanish Civil War(1936-39).

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