It is reported that there are two types of specially constructed light-weight German
guns, the L.G.1 and L.G.2 (L.G. being the abbreviation for Leichtes Geschutz or
L.G.1 still remains rather an unknown quantity. It seems probable that the caliber
is 75-mm and there are indications that it is modelled on the lines
of the normal 75-mm infantry gun. There is evidence that this weapon is
very low and compact, with a very light split trail, exceedingly small wheels, and a
small light shield. It is most unlikely that such a gun could achieve a reasonable
degree of accuracy except at very close range, and economy in material appears to
have been carried to such lengths that the strength, reliability, and life of the
weapon must be seriously affected.
L.G.2 is known to be of 105-mm caliber and has been reported as
similar in design to L.G.1. There may also be an L.G.3.
The development of parachute and airborne warfare by the Germans made inevitable the
development of special artillery weapons. It may also become necessary to provide
antitank guns, built on similar lines, of sufficient velocity and caliber to be
effective against modern armor. The probable use of hollow-charge ammunition by the
existing light-weight artillery guns is not likely to relieve this requirement, and
it is probable that normal types of antitank guns will have to be modified or
redesigned if large-scale airborne operations should be contemplated.