75 mm/35 (2.95") Model 1925 and 1928
A light AA weapon used on coastal submarines. Fired fixed rounds.
I have been unable to determine the differences between the Model years, but I suspect that they had to do with the mountings.
Actual bore length was 34.5 calibers.
|Designation||75 mm/35 (2.95") Model 1925 and Model 1928|
|Ship Class Used On||"600-tonnes" coastal submarine classes of the Loire-Simonot, Schneider-Laubeuf and Normand-Fenaux types
Saphir class mine-laying submarines
|Date Of Design||1925 and 1928|
|Date In Service||1926|
|Gun Length oa||111 inches (2.817 m)|
|Bore Length||101.9 in (2.588 m)|
|Rate Of Fire||about 15 rounds per minute|
|Weight of Complete Round||N/A|
|Projectile Types and Weights||HE: 13.6 lbs. (6.175 kg)
SAP: 17.6 lbs. (7.98 kg) 1
|Projectile Length||N/A - Complete round 25.6 in (64.95 cm)|
|Muzzle Velocity||HE: 1,870 fps (570 mps)
SAP: 1,657 fps (505 mps)
|Approximate Barrel Life||N/A|
|Ammunition stowage per gun||N/A|
- ^SAP was intended for use against surfaced submarines.
|No information available||No information available|
- "Naval Weapons of World War Two" by John Campbell
- "Navies of the Second World War - The French Navy" by Henri le Masson
- "The French Navy under Steam" picture essay in "United States Naval Institute Proceedings" Vol. 80, No. 7, July 1954
- 03 March 2012
- New datapage