Otherwise, the gunner would be thrown off when the gun jumped. All the best! Improvements in explosives and metallurgy made it possible create more powerful cannons than ever before, but one problem plagued designers—recoil. I agree that the drink stays refreshingly cold when served on the rocks. It was simple and reliable. This “counterrecoil” pushed the gun back into firing position, ready for the next shot. No contracts were signed, nor did Mathieu seek approval from his superiors. Range of fire was up to four miles. VERDUN, FRANCE - AUGUST 26: An unexploded French 75mm artillery shell from World War I found by a local farmer lies next to a field at Brabant-sur-Meuse on August 26, 2014 near Verdun, France. A shell casing is still in the air above the cannon. Some say it was created by British soldiers in France in World War I and mixed in spent shell casings, but it was enjoyed (with a different name) by the Prince of Wales as far back as the 18th Century. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. The Savoy Cocktail Book, by Harry Craddock, The Craft of the Cocktail: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master Bartender, by Dale Degroff, The PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender’s Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy, by Jim Meehan, UPDATE: So much has been discovered since this post originally went up, about the dangers of quinine in people with quinine sensitivity. Recoil-absorbing systems were created, but none of those in general use did the job well enough to solve the problem, and the cannons still jumped upon firing. i’ve been fooling around with using pink peppercorn gin (sourced from france) and have discovered that its makes an absolutely lovely 75 with a slight vanilla-ly finish. This recipe is making my quarantined Mother’s Day much more enjoyable since I can’t spend it at an expensive brunch in the Quarter with kids who don’t really want to be there anyway. Which do you recommend? The seat was only really useful if the gun’s recoil was sufficiently managed by the new recoil system to keep the gun from jumping when fired. The 75 mm tank gun has its origins in the famous French Canon de 75 modèle 1897 field gun of World War I fame, which was also adopted by the United States and used well into World War II as the 75 mm M1897 field gun. Great fun! Note the large pile of expended shells and ammunition packing tubes behind the gun, indicating its high rate of fire. Brass .75 mm artillery shell. I say we have an international smash day and make every single one of them disappear. $75: T-987 Rare Trench Art shell for the 213TH Pursuit Squadron. Both the tank and field guns fired the same range of 75x350R ammunition. French "Soisante-quinze" 75mm model 1897 field gun was the most universal weapon of the French artillery during World War I. Clicking on a product takes you to Amazon, which helps me keep this site running, so thank you in advance! They are providing a bit of afternoon cheer during the quarantine. Not really sure what ‘cobbled’ ice is, but this is just regular 3/4″ cubes out of the ice machine at work. If the gun was heavy enough to soak up the recoil forces, it was no longer transportable by a reasonably sized horse team. The bar at the Bellevue (WA) Marriott serves a French 75 on the rocks, and it beats every other “fluted” 75 I’ve had everywhere else. Which is far cry from the odd concoction being served without ice in Champagne flutes and being passed around on trays at wedding receptions these days. 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