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Rimailho 155mm Howitzer Field Gun

A battery of French Rimailho 155mm Howitzers, a gun capable of delivering up to 15 rounds per minute. With a range of 6,500 yards, it was obsolete by 1916.
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La Guerre 1914-1915 Artillerie lourde française - Batterie de 155 Rimailho
104 P.P. Paris French heavy artillery - 155 Rimailho's battery.
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Message dated July 18, 1915(?), and written in three directions. The writer had "le plaisir de voir 28 aeros française qui revenaient de chez les boches" - the pleasure of seeing 28 French planes returning from the Boche.

A battery of French Rimailho 155mm Howitzers, a gun capable of delivering up to 15 rounds per minute. With a range of 6,500 yards, it was obsolete by 1916.

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La Guerre 1914-1915 Artillerie lourde française - Batterie de 155 Rimailho



104 P.P. Paris French heavy artillery - 155 Rimailho's battery.



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Message dated July 18, 1915(?), and written in three directions. The writer had "le plaisir de voir 28 aeros française qui revenaient de chez les boches" - the pleasure of seeing 28 French planes returning from the Boche.

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French Colonel Rimailho designed his a a rapid-fire weapon, and a crew could achieve a rate of 15 shots per minute. The field gun was used in 1914 and '15, but its range of 6,500 yards was inadequate by 1916.

Calibre: 155mm (6.1in); weight: 3,200kg. (3.14tons); length: 2.40m (94in); elevation: 0˚ to 41˚; traverse: 6˚; shell type: high explosive; shell weight: 42.9kg (92.5lb); maximum range: 6,000m (6,560yds)

Rimailho 155mm Howitzer is an artillery: field gun.