OBICE DA 75/18 MODELLO 34 & 35

OBICE DA 75/18 MODELLO 34 & 35
Image: 75/18 Modello 35 (Flames of War)
Year1934 (M34)
1940 (M35)
Weapon TypeLight Mountain Howitzer
Origin & DesignerItaly/Ansaldo
Numbers Produced118 (M34)
186 (M35)
Calibre75mm (75x185R)
Elevation-10° to +65° (M34)
-10° to +45° (M35)
BreechHorizontal Sliding Wedge
Gun Sight[@gun_sight]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
CarriageSplit Trail (M34)
Box Trail (M35)
Gun Shield4.2mm
Armoured Plate[@armoured_plate]
Barrel Length1.557mm (L/18)
Overall Length[@length]
WeightWeight in Traction:
1.832 kg (M34)
1.850 kg (M35)
Weight in Action:
780 kg (M34)
1.065 kg (M35)
Round Weight6.3 kg (HE)
Muzzle Velocity425 m/s (HE)
450 m/s (AP)
Magazine Capacity[@magazine_capacity]
Practical Rate of Fire[@practical_rate_of_fire]
Rate of Fire12 r.p.m.
Maximum Rate of Fire[@maximum_rate_of_fire]
Maximum Ceiling[@maximum_ceiling]
Maximum Ground Range[@maximum_ground_range]
Maximum Range9.500m
Armour Penetration48mm @ 500m @ 30°
TractionM34: Pack (Eight Loads) or Motorised (OM Autocarretta)
M35: Motorised (TL37 Tractor)
NotesIn 1934 the Italian army received a new light howitzer and this was known as the Obice da 75/18 Modello 34. It was such a good weapon that it was not only issued to mountain divisions and a variant was also produced to allow for use in infantry divisions. The mountain version was named Modello 34 and could be broken down into eight loads for pack transport. The infantry version was called the Modello 35 and could not be broken down and was towed by tractor. The 75/18 gave good service and fought on all fronts, but the Italians could not produce them in enough numbers.