M1897 "French 75" Field Artillery Gun
U.S. M2A2 Carriage
— 1914-1940 —
Type: 75mm Field Artillery Gun
Manufacturer: Puteaux, Bourges, Tarbes and St. Etienne Arsenals
Weight: 3,400 lbs (1.7 tons)
Rate of Fire: 20 rounds per minute
Range: 38,400 ft
Ammunition: High Explosive, Smoke, Illumination, Chemical
Number Built: 21,000+
The "French 75” was the workhorse of French and U.S. field artillery from World War I through the early years of World War II. Designed in 1897, it was the first gun to utilize its own recoil system, resulting in an increased rate of fire over contemporary pieces.
The Louisiana National Guard 141st Field Artillery Battalion was introduced to this
weapon during the latter stages of World War I.
SN: 109; Object ID# 666273
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military.
Location. 29° 57.544′ N, 90° 0.4′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Chenault Boulevard 0.2 miles from North Claiborne Avenue (State Highway 39). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4209 Chenault Boulevard, New Orleans LA 70117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Louisiana National Guard, Jackson Barracks base. The Ansel M. Stroud Jr. Military History & Weapons Museum is located on site. Museum is opened M-Sat 10-4. Highly recommend checking before a visit to make sure base/museum is opened and accessible to civilians, as it is an active military base.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.