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7.5 cm le.IG 18 field gun file photo [9282]

7.5 cm le.IG 18 Field Gun

Country of OriginGermany
TypeField Gun
Caliber75.000 mm
Weight400.000 kg
Ammunition Weight6.00 kg
Range3,375 m
Muzzle Velocity210 m/s

Contributor:

ww2dbaseThe German 7.5 cm leichtes Infanteriegeschütz 18, or 7.5 cm le.IG 18 for short, were developed by the firm Rheinmetall beginning in 1927. The mountain gun variant design was soon developed; designed 7.5 cm le.GebIG 18, it had the capability to be broken down to six to ten parts for ease of transport, with the heaviest weighing 74.9 kilograms. In 1939, a small production of six guns were developed specifically for airborne units; they were designed 7.5 cm le.IG 18F, capable of breaking down to four parts weighing 140 kilograms each. Although they were not initially welcomed with enthusiasm as they were not perceived to be significantly better than their predecessors, these guns were used in all fronts that the Germans operated during the European War.

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German Army General Werner Kienitz speaking to recruits at the Heldenplatz in Vienna, Austria, 9 Dec 1938; note 7.5 le.IG 18 infantry guns on displayGerman motorized troops traveling on muddy road in Poland, Sep 1939
See all 12 photographs of 7.5 cm le.IG 18 Field Gun



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German Army General Werner Kienitz speaking to recruits at the Heldenplatz in Vienna, Austria, 9 Dec 1938; note 7.5 le.IG 18 infantry guns on displayGerman motorized troops traveling on muddy road in Poland, Sep 1939
See all 12 photographs of 7.5 cm le.IG 18 Field Gun


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