About the M1897 - 75mm Field Gun:
As World War I raged in Europe, the US Army found itself in need of a modern artillery piece should America decide to become involved. The French 75mm Modele 1897 was the best candidate and is widely considered by historians to be the first modern cannon. When America entered the war, the US Army adopted the French design for its field artillery batteries and fielded more than 1900 guns by the war's end. Domestic production began in spring of 1918, but most guns used during the war were French manufactured. The M1897 again saw service in World War II with many being exported to Great Britain under lend-lease agreements and others being adapted as anti-tank guns.
Caliber: 75mm (2.95 in)
Velocity: 500 m/s (1,600 ft/s)
Max Range: 11,000 m (12,000 yds)
Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:
The M1897 75mm Field Gun features seats for two crewmen, raiseable lower gun shield, and collapsible hand spike.
Designed by Daniel Siskind
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Sophomore Skill Level (2-4 years building experience recommended)