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75mm mle 1897 gun (GUS571)

75mm mle 1897 gun (GUS571)
Includes two 75mm mle 1897 guns, two large artillery bases and one plastic base-plug sprue.

Despite its age, our 75mm mle 1897 guns are one of the best support weapons around. Known affectionately as the soixante-quinze, this groundbreaking design of the 19th Century can provide rapid-fire support for our doughboys and take on any German armour we may run up against.

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1918 saw great changes in the warfare of the Western Front. Russia pulled out of the war, freeing thousands more German troops to push the Allies back huge distances. The Allied counteroffensives, with the new tanks, evolving tactics, and the arrival of the Americans, forced the Germans back towards their own borders and defeat.

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The high rate of fire of the soixante-quinze sets it apart from the guns used by the British and the Huns across no-man’s land, making it a devastating weapon, particularly when used against infantry in the open.

Gun designed by Karl Cederman
Crew designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Aaron Mathie

75mm mle 1897 gun (GUS570) 75mm mle 1897 gun (GUS570)
75mm mle 1897 gun (GUS570) 75mm mle 1897 gun (GUS570)
75mm mle 1897 gun (GUS570) 75mm mle 1897 gun (GUS570)

Contents & Assembly Guide for the 75mm mle 1897
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GUS571 75mm mle 1897 Guns

a. 2x Gunners with foot on trail.
b. 2x NCOs gesturing.
c. 2x Standing gun crewmen.

d. 2x Standing crewmen holding shell.
e. 2x Kneeling crewmen holding shell.
f. 2x 75mm gun barrels.
g. 2x Gun trails.
h. 2x Limber tow bars.

i. 2x Limber ammunition chests.
j. 2x Limber door sprues.
k. 8x Wheels.
l. 2x Gun shields.

 Assembling the 75mm mle 1897 gun
75mm mle 1897 gun (GUS570)
75mm mle 1897 gun (GUS570)

Assembling the Gun Teams
Each gun team has a gun, a limber, and one of each gun crewman (d. to h. above) on a large artillery base. Use plastic base plugs to fill the unneeded holes in the base.

For convenience, many people prefer to paint the gun and limber separately from the crew, then glue them to the base after painting. 

Last Updated On Friday, December 1, 2023 by Ryan Smith