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The French 75 mm Field Gun

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A gilt bronze model of The French 75 mm field gun. A quick-firing field artillery piece adopted in March 1898 and widely regarded as the first modern artillery piece.

At the beginning of World War I the French Army had about 4,000 of these field guns in service. By the end of that war some 12,000 had been produced.

The French 75 set the pattern for almost all early 20th century field pieces, with guns of mostly 75 mm forming the basis of many field artillery units into the early stages of World War II.

This finely produced desk piece set on a green marble base with a gilt bronze under-plate.

w:6.5 in x d:3.75 in x h:4 in 



Item Code: 4595

£ 580

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