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Skoda 37 mm Kanon P.U.V. vz 37.L/47.6

Czechoslovakia

 

— 1936-1939 —

 
Skoda 37 mm Kanon P.U.V. vz 37.L/47.6 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
1. Skoda 37 mm Kanon P.U.V. vz 37.L/47.6 Marker
Inscription.  
Type: 37mm Anti-Tank Gun
Manufacturer: Skoda Works, Czech Republic
Weight: 800 lbs (.4 tons)
Rate of Fire: 12 rounds per minute
Effective Range: 3,000 ft
Ammunition: High Explosive, Anti-Tank, High Velocity, Armor Piercing
Crew: 2

One of the objectives of Hitler's forces in the annexation of Czechoslovakia in 1938 was to capture the excellent Skoda weapons factory. The Skoda Model 37 is an example of the light, but hard hitting, anti-tank guns which were used by most armies at the beginning of World War II. Production of this gun continued as the German Pak 37 which was used as a "standard issue" weapon until its performance against modern armor rendered it obsolete.

SN: 2296: Object ID# 666211
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, World II.
 
Location. 29° 57.53′ N, 90° 0.41′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Chenault Boulevard 0.2 miles south of North Claiborne Avenue (State Highway 39), on the right when traveling

Skoda 37 mm Kanon P.U.V. vz 37.L/47.6 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
2. Skoda 37 mm Kanon P.U.V. vz 37.L/47.6 Marker
south. 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 are within walking distance of this marker. M1937 Anti-Tank Gun (here, next to this marker); M1939 Automatic Air Defense G (61-K) (a few steps from this marker); AZP S-60 Anti-Aircraft Gun (a few steps from this marker); M1938 (M30) Field Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); M561 "Gamma Goat" (a few steps from this marker); ZiS2 M1943 Anti-Tank Gun (a few steps from this marker); ZPU 4 (within shouting distance of this marker); M1897 "French 75" Field Artillery Gun (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.
 
Also see . . .  Geaux Guard Museum website. (Submitted on December 20, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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