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New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

M1897 "French 75" Field Artillery Gun

U.S. M2A2 Carriage

 

— 1914-1940 —

 
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By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
1. M1897 "French 75" Field Artillery Gun Marker
Inscription.  
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
Crew: 6
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

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By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
2. M1897 "French 75" Field Artillery Gun Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. M5 3 inch Anti-Tank Gun (here, next to this marker); The Post Magazine (here, next to this marker); D30 Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); M561 "Gamma Goat" (a few steps from this marker); AZP S-60 Anti-Aircraft Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); M1939 Automatic Air Defense G (61-K) (within shouting distance of this marker); Skoda 37 mm Kanon P.U.V. vz 37.L/47.6 (within shouting distance of this marker); MT-LB (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
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.
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