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155mm C17S
Schneider 155mm 1
Role Howitzer
Operators France
Free France
Vichy France
United States
No. of positions 1
Position 1 155mm gun
155mm C17S battery
Schneider 155mm battery
Role Howitzer
Operators France
Free France
Vichy France
No. of positions 1
Position 1 155mm guns

Canon de 155 C modèle 1917 Schneider is a French howitzer.

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Developed and first in combat in 1917, the Canon de 155 C modèle 1917 Schneider became the standard heavy howitzer of the French army during the later stages of World War I and the following two decades. At this time, the C17S was superior to any other weapon of its class, so the United States Army also purchased large numbers of this howitzer, as well as a license to produce spare parts and whole guns. Many other countries also purchased the C17S, among them Belgium, Poland, Greece and Yugoslavia. Captured ones were also used by Finland, Germany and Italy. In the interwar period, many howitzers were fitted with rubber tyres to be towed by trucks and improve their mobilty. A large number of them were still in service by the time World War II broke out. They continued and saw extensive combat in Europe, North Africa and in the Pacific, still proving the worth of this excellent weapon.

In Battlegroup42, the howitzer appears in two variants: as a single gun and as a battery of three guns, both fixed to their positions. While the single variant can fully rotate, the battery variant can only traverse several degrees to the left and right.

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