The 75 mm Feldkanone 18 (in-game: Haubitze 75mm) is a German siege howitzer. It was developed by Rheinmetall before World War II to meet the German Army's request for a modern light howitzer. 104 were produced between 1939 and 1940. It saw service in the Battle of France and spent the rest of the war on the Eastern Front, participating in Operation Barbarossa, the Siege of Sevastopol, the Siege of Leningrad and helped to put down the Warsaw Uprising in 1944.
In-game, the Haubitze 75 is one of the strongest and most resilient howitzers that can be deployed. Although commanders prefer self-propelled artillery like the StuG or the Sturmtiger, a few of these can provide very offensive support. It is more effective at pounding tanks than any other howitzer.
Development of the gun began in 1927, by Rheinmetall. The crew was protected by an armored shield. There was a mountain gun variant, the 7.5 cm le.GebIG 18. For transport, The mountain variant could be broken down into six to ten packs, the heaviest weighing 74.9 kg. The Germans would typically assign two of these to each mountain battalion. Six 7.5 cm le.IG 18F were manufactured in 1939. These were airborne guns, capable of being broken down into 4x140 kg loads. The airborne variant had smaller wheels and no shield. There was also an infantry support gun, known as the 7.5 cm Infanteriegeschütz L/13 which was designed as a replacement for the le.IG 18, this gun could be broken into four to six loads. However though prototypes were tested the German army felt that it did not improve on the existing design sufficiently to merit introduction and the army stayed with the earlier gun.
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