155mm M1 Howitzer on carriage M1A1 – American Medium Artillery Field Gun


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155mm M1 Howitzer carriage M1A1 – photo 2022

The 155mm M1 Howitzer was produced from 1942 as a Medium Artillery field gun (later designated M114) and was used by the American Army during WW2. The gun as seen here had a total weight of almost 9 tons and a maximum firing range of 14km (approx. 9mi). To fire the gun it required a separate-loading bagged charge. In some countries the latest variant of this gun, the M114A1 is still in service.

This gun was heavily used during the Battle of Bastogne by the 333rd and 969 Field Artillery Battalions in support of the US 101st Airborne Division.

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155mm M1 Howitzer carriage M1A1 – photo 2022

This gun was photographed in the National Museum of Military History in Diekirch, Luxembourg.

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155mm M1 Howitzer carriage M1A1 front – photo 2022
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155mm M1 Howitzer carriage M1A1 – photo 2022
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155mm M1 Howitzer carriage M1A1 label – photo 2022
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155mm M1 Howitzer carriage M1A1 gun breech – photo 2022
US 155mm M1 Howitzer
155mm M1 Howitzer carriage M1A1 – photo 2022
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155mm M1 Howitzer close up of carriage M1A1 trails – photo 2022
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155mm M1 Howitzer out of order – photo 2022

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