World War 2 French Artillery (1939-1945) - Artillery Guns of the French Military in the Second World War
During the Second World War, the French were forced to reply on ages-old field artillery systems - such was the surprise of the German invasion.There are a total of 16 World War 2 French Artillery (1939-1945) - Artillery Guns of the French Military in the Second World War in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily primary operator. This listing includes pre-war and wartime developmental / prototype tanks, trainers, self-propelled vehicles and captured enemy tanks pressed back into service by the German Army.
The French relied on a variety of aged railway gun systems when the Germans invaded in 1940 - the 240mm TAZ Modele ...
Introduced in 1932, the Swedish Bofors 40mm excelled in both land and naval roles as an air defense gun - it still ...
The 37mm Mle 1916 came about during the fighting of World War 1 for French forces and was still in play by the time...
The Canon de 105 mle 1913 Schneider field gun was ever-present throughout two world wars....
The Canon de 155 C modele 1917 proved very effective in its single-minded battlefield role....
The Canon de 155 GPF mle 1917 fought through World War 1 and was still in use by the time of World War 2....
The modele 1897 field gun proved a success within the French and American armies among others....
The de Bange Model of 1877, a 90mm field gun of French design, managed to see combat service in both World Wars des...
The versatile and lightweight Pack 75mm Towed Howitzer proved a godsend for American and Allied units in World War ...
The 155mm M114 Howitzer began life in World War 2 as the M1 before seeing a name change in 1962 - it has served ove...
The M3 was another World War 2-era mobile artillery piece, this time intended for American paratroopers....
The M1/M59 Long Tom could be found in multiple theaters of war during World War 2 and saw action in Korea and Viet ...
The Swiss-originated 20mm Oerlikon automatic cannon proved a world-wide favorite for its capable, close-range anti-...
The BL 5.5-inch Medium Gun was introduced in World War 2 and - in some armies - continues service even today....