The Blockhaus Schneider 75mm gun (Canon de 75 court modèle 1916 Schneider) was the primary armament of the Schneider CA 1 IFV used during World War I by the French Army, fired from its front right port. It was adapted from a trench mortar of similar size, adding a recoil compensator and gun shield for use as a fortification (blockhouse) gun.
|75mm HE Howitzer|
Light tank (Howitzer)
1 shell (HE)
|Reserve reload time||
5 second delay + 5 seconds per shell
Its power comes with low muzzle velocity, requiring high arcing trajectories and plenty of lead time to hit long-range targets. The casemate design used by the tank also limits the horizontal coverage of the weapon, requiring the tank itself to be turned to aim beyond 45° to either side. The heavier shells take longer to load than the 37mm variant, lowering its comparative rate of fire.