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75mm mle 1897 gun (GFR570)

75mm mle 1897 Gun (GFR570)

75mm mle 1897 gun (GFR570)
Includes Command Pistol team, two 75mm mle 1897 guns, one small three-hole base, two large artillery bases and three plastic base-plug sprues.

Entering into this war, our 75mm mle 1897 was the world’s best artillery piece; and four years of war have only improved its reputation. This gun, known for its quick fire, can bombard German positions anywhere on the front and pin down the Boche until we close in.

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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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75mm mle 1897 gun (GFR570)

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

75mm mle 1897 gun (GFR570) 75mm mle 1897 gun (GFR570)
75mm mle 1897 gun (GFR570) 75mm mle 1897 gun (GFR570)
The 75mm mle 1897 in Great War
Team Mobility  Range

75mm mle 1897 gun

Heavy 24"/60cm
Gun shield, Quick fire.
    Firing bombardments   64"/160cm -
3 6
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Quick Fire
The canon de 75mm mle 1897 is a superb piece of French engineering. It was the first gun in the world to combine a breech-loading weapon with an effective recoil system. This quick-firing weapon made every other artillery piece obsolete.

Re-roll all failed To Hit rolls from Artillery Bombardments with at least four 75mm mle 1897 guns in total. Batteries with one to three 75mm mle 1897 guns do not need to re-roll successful To Hit rolls. 

75mm mle 1897 gun (GFR570) 75mm mle 1897 gun (GFR570)
75mm mle 1897 gun (GFR570) 75mm mle 1897 gun (GFR570) 75mm mle 1897 gun (GFR570)

Contents & Assembly Guide for the 75mm mle 1897
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75mm mle 1897 gun (GFR570)

a. 1x Officer with pistol.
b. 1x NCO gesturing.

c. 1x Standing rifleman.
d. 1x Kneeling pointing NCO.
e. 1x Standing NCO.

f. 2x Standing crewmen holding shell.
g. 2x Standing gunners.
h. 2x Standing crewmen.
i. 2x Kneeling crewmen.
j. 2x 75mm gun barrels.
k. 2x Gun trails

l. 2x Limber tow bars.
m. 2x Limber ammunition chests.
n. 2x Limber door sprues.
o. 8x Wheels.
p. 2x Gun shields.

Assembling the Command Pistol Team
To assemble the Command Pistol team, simply arrange the officer figure, the gesturing NCO figure and the standing rifleman figure on the small three-hole base.

75mm mle 1897 gun (GFR570)
 Assembling the 75mm mle 1897 gun
75mm mle 1897 gun (GFR570)
75mm mle 1897 gun (GFR570)

Assembling the Gun Teams
Each gun team has a gun, a limber, one NCO (either d. or e. above) and one of of each gun crewman (f. to i. 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 to the base after painting. 

Last Updated On Thursday, November 5, 2015 by James at Battlefront