Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Portuguese Field Gun

Near the entrance to the Military Museum in Funchal, Madeira was an example of a Portuguese Field Gun from the pre-First World War and inter-war period.




It appears to be a 75mm Schneider-Canet Model 1904 Field Gun, examples of which were used by the Portuguese Army for many years. 144 of these 75mm calibre Field Guns were delivered to Portugal, and they had a barrel length of 2.35m. The weighed 1,077kg and could fire a 6kg shell 6.0km.

2 comments:

  1. Now there's something you don't see every day.

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    1. Conrad Kinch,

      The only one like it that I have seen is in the Army Museum in Lisbon.

      All the best,

      Bob

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