Artillery of France: the Canon de 120 mm L modèle 1878 – was a French piece of siege and field artillery which was widely used during the First World War

Artillery of France: the Canon de 120 mm L modèle 1878 – was a French piece of siege and field artillery which was widely used during the First World War and despite its obsolescence, it was still in use by some nations during the Second World War. The Canon de 120 mm L modèle 1878 was one of a series of heavy artillery pieces designed by Colonel Charles Ragon de Bang.

Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Years of production: 1878-1894

Country of origin: France

Issued: 2296 items

Weight: 2.7 t

Range of fire: 8.9 km

Crew: 5 persons

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