French Artillery

French field artillery regiments consisted of 75mm field guns, 105mm howitzers and 155mm howitzers. Larger weapons such as 105mm and 155mm guns were kept at corps level. Many of the weapons in these regiments dated back to the Great War and in 1939 the French had around 4000 105mm and 155mm guns and howitzers. The standard field piece was the 75mm mle 1897 which was still available in large numbers. The French had two anti-tank guns, the first was a light 25mm gun which was issued to infantry battalions and the other was the 47mm mle 1937 which was one of the best anti-tank guns in operation in 1940.