Ace Military Models 1/72 Cannon de 155C M1917 French Howitzer Gun w/Wooden-Type Wheels Kit
The Canon de 155 C modèle 1917 was a French howitzer designed by Schneider. It was essentially the Canon de 155 C modèle 1915 Schneider fitted with a different breech to use bagged propellant rather than the cartridge cases used by the older howitzer. It was used by France, Italy, Russian Empire, Belgium and the United States from 1917 during World War I. During World War I it became the standard heavy howitzer of the French Army during the later stages of the war. 2043 were still in service with France in 1939. Captured weapons were used by the Germans for their 2nd-line artillery.