7.5 cm Gebirgsgeschütz 36 mountain gun file photo [11403]

7.5 cm Gebirgsgeschütz 36 Field Gun

Country of OriginGermany
TypeField Gun
Caliber75.000 mm
Barrel Length1,450.000 mm
Weight750.000 kg
Ammunition Weight5.75 kg
Rate of Fire6 rounds/min
Range9,250 m
Muzzle Velocity475 m/s


ww2dbase7.5 cm Gebirgsgeschütz 36 mountain guns were designed by the German firm Rheinmetall between 1935 and 1938 to meet a German Army requirement for modern mountain guns to replace those that were still in service since WW1. They were designed so that they could be towed completely assembled or could each be broken down into eight separate pieces for carrying by pack animals. They were relatively light for their firepower, thus at lower elevations they would at times jump excessively, with the trail spades acting as fulcrums; this issue was never resolved, and instead, gun crews were forbidden to fire these guns under 15 degrees of elevation. Each gun required a crew of five men. These mountain guns were typically organized into batteries of four guns with two to three batteries per battalion; a mountain artillery regiment would usually have one to three battalions of these guns. They were used by both German Army and Waffen-SS artillery units. While 1938 production numbers were unknown, between 1939 and 1945, 1,193 were built.

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7.5 cm Gebirgsgeschütz 36 mountain gun and crew, Mount Elbrus, Georgia, date unknown; note Ushba peak in backgroundGerman soldier with a 7.5 cm Gebirgsgeschütz 36 mountain gun, date and location unknownGerman Army 7.5 cm Gebirgsgeschütz 36 mountain gun operating at 3,000-meter altitude in the Caucasus Mountains in southern Russia, 21 Jan 1943

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