Canon d'Infanterie de 37 modèle 1916 TRP


Canon d'Infanterie de 37 modèle 1916 TRP

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name= Canon d'Infanterie de 37 modèle 1916 TRP


caption= A 37 mm Infantry gun in the Brussels Army Museum.
origin= FRA
type= Infantry support gun
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weight= Combat ready: 108 kg (238 lbs)
Transport mode: 160.5 kg (354 lbs)
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caliber=37 mm (1.45 in)
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elevation=-8° to 17°
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The Canon d'Infanterie de 37 modèle 1916 TRP (37mm mle.1916) was a French infantry support gun, first used during World War I. TRP stands for "tir rapide, Puteaux" (fast-firing, designed by the "Atelier de Puteaux").

Description

For transport, this weapon could be broken down into 3 sections. In addition, wheels could be attached for towing. These guns were sometimes equipped with an armoured shield.


History

During the First World War, the US acquired a number of these guns, which they designated 37mm M1916; however, by 1941 the US Army had put these into storage (or scrapped them). The Japanese Type 11 was based on this design. In 1940, the Wehrmacht began using these as 3.7cm IG 152(f).


ee also

*Infantry support gun
*List of artillery#Infantry_and_mountain_guns

External links

* [http://www.archive.org/details/handbookofartill00unitrich 37-Millimeter Gun Matériel, Model of 1916. In "Handbook of artillery : including mobile, anti-aircraft and trench matériel". United States. Army. Ordnance Dept. May 1920]


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