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French 37mm/50 M1933 Antiaircraft Gun


Photograph of dual 37mm/50 AA gun mount

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Specifications:


Bore
37mm
1.457"
Ammunition type     
Fixed contact fused HE shell

Projectile weight

1.598 lb
0.725 kg

Velocity

2789 feet per second
850 m/s

Rate of fire

30-42 rounds per minute

This was the original light antiaircraft gun used in the Richelieu class, pending availability of the 37mm/50 M1935. The latter never got beyond a prototype and the M1933 proved inadequate. It was replaced by 40mm Bofors on Richelieu during her 1943 refit in New York.


References

Campbell (1985)



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