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240mm Howitzer M1 on Cassino Front, 1944


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240mm Howitzer M1 on Cassino Front, 1944

This picture shows a US soldier demonstrating the workings of the massive 240mm Howitzer M1 somewhere on the Cassino front early in 1944. His audience comes from the British contingent to Clark's Fifth Army.


240 mm howitzer M1

The 240 mm howitzer M1, popularly nicknamed the "Black Dragon", [1] was a towed howitzer used by the United States Army. The 240 mm M1 was designed to replace the World War I era 240 mm Howitzer M1918 which was based on a 1911 French design and was outdated by World War II. The project to replace the M1918 began in 1941. [2] The 240 mm howitzer was the most powerful weapon deployed by US field artillery units during World War II, able to fire a 360 lb (160 kg) high explosive projectile 25,225 yards (23 km). [3] It was the largest field piece used by the US Army during the war except for naval ordnance adapted into railway guns. [4] The weapon addressed the requirement for super heavy field artillery capable of attacking heavily reinforced targets like those likely to be found along the Siegfried Line.

The 240 mm howitzer M1 was designed together with the longer ranged 8-inch Gun M1, and they both shared a related carriage. [3] While use of the 8-inch gun was limited due to excessive bore wear and poor accuracy, the howitzer saw considerable action during World War II in Europe due to its effectiveness against difficult targets such as heavy concrete fortifications. It was also used in the Pacific campaign, notably in the Battle of Manila, but few targets there were heavily-fortified enough to justify its use. [5]

The US army retained the 240 mm howitzer after World War II, and later deployed it in the Korean War. The howitzer remained in US service until ammunition stocks were exhausted in the late 1950s. [4]

The 240 mm howitzer M1 is still in service with the Taiwan's Republic of China Army, stationed in hardened bunkers of the frontline Kinmen and Matsu Islands.


Tag: M1 240mm Howitzer

Craig here. XBrad opened the door (and threatened to push me through it) with regard to heavy howitzers noting the Republic of China use of what is basically the US M-1 240mm howitzer of World War II vintage. There’s a bit of irony finding those howitzers defending the shores of Taiwan. To appreciate such, let me discuss the background of those big old howitzers.

By the close of the American Civil War, heavy howitzers faded from the seacoast batteries of most nations. The United States retained a rather effective seacoast defense weapon known as the Columbiad which combined the ballistics of guns and howitzers. But most nations turned to higher velocity, direct fire rifled breechloading guns. Almost alone among major powers, the Americans produced several large-caliber mortars for coast defense.

During the “First War of the Twentieth Century,” the Russo-Japanese War of 1904, the Japanese laid siege to Port Aurthur (now in Manchuria, mainland China). Firing on the Russian far east stronghold were batteries of relatively new breech-loading rifled artillery, to include some of these big boys:

Japanese 28cm Howitzers at Port Arthur

These large siege guns not only caused great damage to the Russian defenses, but also worked over ships in the port. The 28cm (11-inch) howitzers were products of the great German armaments manufacturer, Krupp. Designed for use in the defenses of Tokyo, the Japanese reallocated the howitzers when the Russian fleet ceased to be a threat after the battle of Tsushima. And these big howitzers did a job on the Russian fleet in Port Arthur.

Remains of Russian Fleet at Port Arthur

European observers watched this development with great interest. In the years before World War I, all the great powers produced their own heavy siege howitzers. Although these could pull double duty as seacoast weapons, most of the continental powers looked for something to reduce the reinforced concrete fortifications on land. Of this “generation” of heavy guns Schneider, the French armaments manufacturer, produced a 280mm howitzer marketed for the Russians who were then re-arming. A few of these weapons ended up in French service during World War I.

When the US entered World War I, planners saw the need for a heavy howitzer to work over the German defenses on the western front. Furthermore, the Ordnance Department saw a need, beyond the wartime requirement, for a new heavy howitzer for mobile coast defense batteries. After some negotiation, the Army struck a deal with Schneider for license production of a 240mm version of their howitzer. Schneider built one example in France and shipped it to the US. And the French also sent engineers to the US to help start the production. Yet the project never picked up momentum. Only the original French gun was on hand at the time of the Armistice.

But with the mobile coast defense requirement in mind, the M1918 9.5-inch (240mm) howitzer project continued after the end of hostilities. Eventually a few rolled out of the factory. And only with a wink and a nod, we might call this “mobile.”

And I’ll start the unsubstantiated rumor the entire outfit was cleared for air-drop….

Only took six hours for the crew to set up this beast. And in action she looked intimidating.

The M1918 could throw a 346 pound shell over 17,000 yards. State of the art for that day. Only one problem… when the first M1918 went to the range for proofing, the cannon blew up! And follow-up corrections failed to resolve many of the gun’s problems. Only after a long gestation were 330 examples produced. Some of these guns went to Hawaii where concrete pads allowed wide traverse and coverage of potential enemy approaches.

M1918 on Coast Defense Mount

But for the most part, the Army shunted these howitzers to the storage yards. I’m not certain, but don’t think any were even offered up as Lend-Lease in 1940.

With America’s entry into the next world war, clearly the M1918 was a dated design. So back to the drawing boards went the Ordnance Department. The main drawback to the M1918 was (duh!) mobility. In the inter-war period, experiments to match the M1918 to high-speed towed carriages and even self-propelled platforms failed. But lessons learned projected into a new design, as XBrad highlighted – the M1 240mm howitzer.

T33 Prime Mover pulling a M1 240mm Howitzer

Regardless of what you downsize, big cannons are just… well big. The Army tried several different carriages, but finally settled on a two load arrangement. In the picture above the barrel, with recoil system, is on a six wheel trailer. A similar trailer transported the carriage. The concurrently developed M1 8-inch gun used the same carriage and transport. The M1 240mm howitzer weighed 64,700 pounds in action and fired a 360 pound shell to over 25,000 yards. The M1 8-inch gun weighed 69,300 pounds and pushed a 240 pound shell to 35,600 yards (with a 90 pound super charge).

These battery mates saw heavy action in the Anzio beachhead in 1944, firing counter-battery against the German railway guns.

240mm howitzer of Battery `B', 697th Field Artillery Battalion, just before firing into German held territory. Mignano area, Italy. January 30, 1944

These big guns followed the allied advance through Europe and also served in the Pacific.

240mm Howitzer in the Philippines

But the “system” was not mobile enough for the desires of US planners. Once again, someone figured to put the big cannons on tracked carriers. Based on the M26 Pershing Medium (originally Heavy) tank chassis, the T92 240mm Howitzer Motor Carriage and the T93 8inch Gun Motor Carriage made an appearance in 1945. Despite orders for several hundred, and designation of “limited standard,” only a handful rolled out before the end of the war.

Even in the face of air power lessons-learned during World War II, the Army still figured super-heavy artillery had some place in 1946. In particular, the Ordnance Department considered the newest technology in regard to counter-battery, interdiction, and coast defense. After all, everyone was giddy about the “atom” in those days. So out came the T1 240mm Gun.

And not quite so happy with that caliber, the Army turned to the T71 280mm which eventually became the M65 280mm Atomic Cannon.

Nuclear Test using 280mm M65

Or for those who like the ‘splodie fast forward to the 9 minute mark:

While the new carriages (based off some German heavy gun and railway carriages) were more mobile than the World War II types, the mushroom cloud effect sort of made that irrelevant. A few dozen of these entered service, but soon the Army turned to rockets and missiles that offered a little better range (well with the exception of that Davy Crockett thing). So by the 1960s the “big guns” of the field artillery were 8-inch howitzers and 175mm guns.

But consider the turn about here. The Armies and the cannons change, but from one century to another there are still those big howitzers placed to defend a Chinese coastline.


World War II Database


ww2dbase The design effort for what would result in US Army's 240-millimeter Howitzer M1 field gun took place between 1941 and 1943. Except for those converted from naval guns, the 240-mm Howitzer M1 guns were the largest in the US Army arsenal during WW2, requiring 14 men to operate a single gun. They were placed into service in 1943 and first saw action with the US 5th Army at Anzio, Italy in Sep of that year. They were generally regarded favorably for their firepower and relative accuracy when attacking German fortifications and even tank concentrations. A number of these weapons were used by the British Eighth Army during WW2. Production ceased after the end of the war after 315 were built. During the Korean War, 12 of them were reactivated for action with the US 213th and 159th Field Artilleries. In the late 1950s, about 30 of them were transferred to the Republic of China they were deployed on the islands of Kinmen and Matsu near mainland China to guard against potential communist aggression, and they are still in active service in the Republic of China military today.

Last Major Revision: Feb 2012

240 mm Howitzer M1 Field Gun Interactive Map

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Susie Henry says:
28 Jun 2010 04:04:03 PM

My uncle, David E. Mathis, was a cannoneeer with the 697th field artillery battalion on the fifth army front in Italy. The battalion was the first unit to fire the new American 240 millimeter howitzer in combat. I have an article from our local paper. They were in combat in Cassino. Any further information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Susie Henry

2. Kevin D.: says:
12 Nov 2010 06:26:09 PM

Hi Susie,
I just came across your post. Your uncle was a private with Battery A of the 697th. The roster shows that he was from Milton, Florida. My uncle Ed Keeney was in Battery C. I have an e-copy of the Informal History of the 697th FA BN put together by members of this batallion. If you like, I could forward it to you. Batteries A & B were the first to fire on Monte Cassino. Also, they were not just at Cassino, but also in four other campaigns. True warriors all.
Regards. Kevin

3. LAMBERT says:
13 Jun 2011 07:49:09 PM

Anybody at Camp Polk 209th FA ?

4. Myles Hylton says:
13 Aug 2011 11:52:42 AM

My father, Joseph G. Hylton, was a technical sergeant in the 697 Field Artillery. Any info regarding the 697 or its observation planes would be appreciated. I am particularly interested in obtaining a copy of the e-copy of the Informal History of the 697th FA BN
My email is [email protected] Thanks

5. Susie Henry says:
25 Jan 2012 01:14:28 PM

Thanks Kevin. I just came across your post. Sorry it's taken so long. Yes, any info would be greatly appreciated. My email is: [email protected]
Thank you.

6. Jason schoonover says:
12 Feb 2012 01:01:53 PM

My grandfather Hugh Northrop was on 679th crew also, he arrived in Cassino but never knew where they went from there any info would be great.

7. Gene Parker says:
30 Aug 2012 09:01:25 PM

I was a member of the 758th FA (Battery C)during the Korean conflict. The 758 was an active reserve unit that was activated and scheduled for Korea but unlike the reserve units od today we were so under strength and untrained that we never made it overseas. We were activated in 1952. We did most of our training on the British version of the 155 howitzer but finished our training on the 240. I'm not sure what ever happened to the 758 because most of the original members were transferred to a new unit the 868 FA and trained on the new 280 mm which was capable of firing a shell equipped with an atomic warhead. The 868FA went to Germany after my enlistment was up.

8. Ali Plamondon says:
3 Jan 2013 04:27:00 PM

Hey! Im trying to find information on my pepere's background including any of the men he served with. He was a heavy machine gunner and was a member of the 697th field artillery Battalion. If you jave anymore information or could tell me where you found yours, my family and I would greatly appreciate it!! )

9. Fred Avery says:
21 Apr 2013 09:59:38 PM

My father Vestal Avery was Commander of "C" Battery, 272nd FA Battalion in action through France, Belgium, and Germany 1944-45. Correspondence with comrades or families would be very welcome. Relevant copies of any Battalion related photos would be even more appreciated.

10. Mike L. Sanders says:
16 Apr 2015 09:35:45 AM

My late father Lester Harold Sanders was cpl T5 radio switchboard operator with 272nd FA "A" Battery. I have some photos, his dress uniform and more of his unit. Anyone welcome to e-mail me.

11. Mike L. SandersAnonymous says:
29 Jun 2015 10:37:51 AM

Any 272nd FA desendants are welcome to get in touch.

12. Carol Kain says:
15 Feb 2016 01:42:13 PM

My dad, Harold Musselman, is a former member of the 272nd Field Artillery Battalion during WWII. He's one of the few survivors as of Feb 2016. Contact me if you want more info. I have a written history of the 272.

13. Pam Briggs says:
9 May 2016 11:14:35 AM

Carol Kain, I would like more information on the history you wrote. My dad was in the 272nd in WWII.

14. Mac Cranford says:
30 Jun 2016 03:41:51 PM

Carol,
I would like a copy of the history of the 272nd FA Battalion my father serve with the unit.

15. Mike L. Sanders says:
3 Aug 2016 10:19:38 AM

I would like a copy of the History of the 272nd FA Battalion also if still available.

16. Kris Miller says:
1 Jun 2017 11:43:21 AM

My grandfather served in the 272nd and I have lots of information I am willing to share. Email me at [email protected]

17. Anonymous says:
18 Oct 2017 10:00:24 AM

There is no way the rate of fire is 30 rounds/minute. That is a 300 pound round, manually carried to the breach.

18. KARL KNOBLOCK says:
15 Nov 2018 11:50:41 AM

LOOKING FOR ANY INFO ON THE 270TH FA, IT WAS A 240MM HOWITZER UNIT BETWEEN APRIL1944 AND OCTOBER1945. MY FATHER-IN -LAW WAS WITH THE SERVICE BATTERY. BUT ANY INFO ON THE UNIT WOULD BE HELPFULL. CONTACT ME AT THE ABOVE EMAIL ADDRESS.THANKS

19. Drew Rodgers says:
31 Jan 2019 07:47:59 PM

Carol Kain, I would like a copy of the written history of the 272nd FA Battalion. My grandfather, Beusse H. Snow, was a member of the 272. My email address is [email protected]

20. Nicelyb says:
8 Jun 2019 03:24:18 PM

I have info about the 270th FA Bn

21. Bill O'Brien says:
5 May 2020 12:50:25 PM

Looking for After Action Reports for the 270th FA Battalion, can anyone provide?
Thanks

22. Train Hatton says:
28 Jul 2020 05:35:41 AM

I would like info on 266th FA Battalion, can anyone provide?

23. Al Kennedy says:
20 Sep 2020 03:09:36 AM

I have information about 266th FA Bn in world war II. My father was in Battery C.

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The first operational use of the super heavy 240 mm Howitzer was by the U.S. 5th Army at the Anzio Beachhead in Italy in September 1943. [ 5 ] Its debut was an instant success, along with the 8-inch (200 mm) gun (which was deployed later at Anzio in April 1944) – super heavy artillery was used as counter-battery fire against German guns in their class. [ 5 ] Their fire was accurate enough to not only knock enemy artillery out of action but also to destroy targets as small as German heavy tanks. [ 5 ] US super heavy artillery also played a role in countering the infamous Anzio Annie railway gun and putting it out of action. [ 5 ]

In Italy, the 240 mm Howitzer was highly valued for its capability to destroy key bridges at long range. [ 6 ] Army Ordnance officers credited the "devastating fire power and incredible accuracy" of the 240mm howitzer in playing a decisive role in the Italian Campaign. [ 1 ] During the Battle of Monte Cassino, the weapon was used in the final destruction of the monastery at Monte Cassino already damaged by air attacks. [ 6 ] In the Italian theater, a small number of the 240 mm howitzers also saw action in the service of the British Eighth Army. [ 4 ]

Despite of their initial misgivings over the deployment of such a heavy and unwieldy weapon, 5th Army commanders dubbed the 240 mm Howitzer as, "the most generally satisfactory weapon" in service in 1944. [ 6 ] The 240 mm howitzer would go on to see extensive service in the Western Front reducing reinforced targets requiring super heavy artillery. [ 6 ]

During the Korean war, twelve 240 mm howitzers were brought out of 'mothballs' and sent to the front lines to deal with deep bunkers and fortifications built by the Chinese that could not be effectively attacked by smaller artillery weapons then on hand. They were utilized in two units in Korea, the 213th and 159th Field Artilleries. The weapons went into action on May 1, 1953. On that day, the first round was fired by Baker battery 213th at a target on top of a hill called ‘the donut’ by aerial observers. The first round was just supposed to be a ceremonial shot, however it struck an ammo dump directly on top of ‘the donut’ which set off a chain reaction and blew part of the top of the hill off in a spectacular fashion. [ 7 ]

In the late 50s, several M1s were transferred to the Republic of China and stationed in the front line Kinmen and Matsu Islands. The guns were put on rails to enable the howitzers to deploy outside for fire missions and to retreat inside their hardened bunkers/tunnels for protection (capable of withstanding direct hits from aerial bombs) when needed. [ 8 ] [ 9 ]


T92 artillery

Also known as Nuke Cannon or King Kong. The T92 HMC is the hardest-hitting artillery vehicle in the game, armed with a massive 240mm howitzer. The damage and splash from this gun is enormous and can cripple any tank it hits, but the burst radius of each shell is so vast that it is not required to make a direct hit The Type 92 battalion gun was a light howitzer used by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II. The Type 92 designation was for the year the gun was accepted, 2592 in the Japanese imperial year calendar, or 1932 in the Gregorian calendar. Each infantry battalion included two Type 92 guns therefore, the Type 92 was referred to as battalion artillery The 240 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage T92 was a self-propelled howitzer developed by the United States during World War II. The same mounting with the 8-inch Gun M1 was developed as the T93. Neither was built in significant numbers and the war ended before they could be used in combat Once such project for the American Army became the 240mm Howitzer Motor Carriage T92 (240mm HMC T92) which incorporated the massive 240mm M1 field howitzer onto a modified chassis and hull of the T-26 Pershing Heavy Tank (the T26E3). The M1 was a powerful indirect fire weapon introduced during 1943 with production numbers reaching 315 by 1945. It fired a 240mm shell through a muzzle velocity of 2,300 feet-per-second out to ranges of 14 miles. The weapon was chambered through.

The American T92 Self Propelled Gun artillery system was the perfect example of the need and advantages of a self propelled gun over towed guns. The M1918 240mm calibre towed artillery gun proved troublesome and time consuming to set up, traverse and move across the battlefield during World War 2 The 240mm Howitzer Motor Carriage, T92 is a prototype self-propelled howitzer developed in 1945. The T92 is identical to the T93 save the main gun. The T92/93 are based on the Medium Tank, T26E3 with an extended chassis, adding an extra road wheel and moving the drive sprocket to the front. The maximum firing range for the T92 is 23.093km at a rate of 1 round per minute. There is a single T92. T92 Light Tank was an innovative American light tank developed in the 1950s by Aircraft Armaments. At 18.5 tonnes, 5m length, it was designed as an airborne/airdropped replacement for the 5 tonnes heavier M41 Walker Bulldog. The T92 was never accepted into service. The main gun was a conventional 76 mm cannon with a very low profile turret. Little more was exposed than the main gun and two crew cupolas which allowed 50 caliber and 30 caliber machine guns to fire buttoned up. The. The T92, as a light tank, can perform as an adequate reconnaissance tank in the battlefield, using the low profile the weave through small cover that most larger tanks cannot exploit. The 76 mm cannon also allowed for a great ambush weapon with its great gun depression, with the 76 mm having access to a HEATFS and APDS rounds. Like most light tanks, however, with only around 40 mm of effective frontal armour, the T92 cannot take any abuse larger than a 12.7 mm machine gun round so any. Download files and build them with your 3D printer, laser cutter, or CNC. Thingiverse is a universe of things

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The 240 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage T92 was a self-propelled howitzer developed by the United States of America during World War II. The same mounting with the 8-inch Gun M1 was developed as the T93. Neither were built in significant numbers and the war ended before they could be used T92 Light Tank, or 76-mm Gun Tank, T92, was an American light tank developed in the 1950s by Aircraft Armaments. At 18.5 tonnes, 5m length, it was designed as an airborne/airdropped replacement for the 5.1 tonnes heavier M41 Walker Bulldog. The T92 was never accepted into service. The main gun was a conventional 76 mm cannon with a very low profile turret. Little more was exposed than the main World of Tanks T92 HMC Gameplay, AP Rounds. World of Tanks T92 HMC, Tier 10 American Artillery. World of Tanks Christmas Giveaway. Beast Mode Gear: https://g.. If you have better accuracy and 12 m splash, T92 would be the most hated one.shotting arty (which already is) but still, you have arty capable of one-shotting tier X tanks, you can miss 6 meters and still do damage to tanks and modules and you want to snipe with it. Learn how to lead shots and aim better. RNG will do its thing and that's the way it should be

World of Tanks Best Artillery. Pz. Sfl. IVb. GW Panther. 105 leFH18B2. HMH FV305. T92 HMC. Advertisement. Picking the right tank for the job is vital to your team's success, so let's take a look. The T92 Howitzer Motor Carriage was a self-propelled artillery piece used by the United States during World War II. Only five were built World of Tanks New Artillery Shells on T92 HMC, Tier 10 American Artillery Gameplay. World of Tanks Artillery / SPG Rework Balance and SPG Ammo Rework 2021.. 3D Printing T92 Self-propelled Artillery(Challenge your limits) Published 2018-03-29T14:54:56+00:0 The T92 HMC is an American tier 10 self-propelled gun. A U.S. SPG developed in 1945 on the basis of the T26E3 for destroying bunkers and underground hideouts on islands of the Pacific. Five vehicles were built, including the experimental one. The project was discontinued when the war ended. Also known as Nuke Cannon or King Kong. The T92 is the hardest-hitting artillery vehicle in the game.

Type 92 battalion gun - Wikipedi

  • Making the artillery system self-propelled was the primary solution as less crew and time would be needed to transport and set up a firing position for the gun. The Caterpillar Mk IV was such a machine, born as a single pilot vehicle designed to propel a large-caliber 240mm howitzer. The 240mm, 9.5-inch M1918 Schneider howitzer of French origins was the largest-caliber field gun to be deployed.
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  • Anfang 1945 wurde die Entwicklung des T92 begonnen. Bei diesem Fahrzeug fanden viele Teile und Komponenten des M26 Verwendung. Im März 1945 wurde das Fahrzeug in den Aberdeen Proving Grounds erprobt, eine Serienfertigung erfolgte aber nie
  • Ein Replay von der T92 Artillerie verspricht allein schon wegen des Namen, dass man viel Schaden erwarten darf und genau das ist auch hier wieder einmal der Fall. Dabei kommen Treffer zu Stande, welche die Gegner schier wahnsinnig werden lassen müssen und als Zuschauer ist das einfach ein großer Spaß. Ähnliche Beiträge . Tweet ← Vorheriger Artikel. Nächster Artikel → Kommentar.
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The T92 is unbelievably inconsistent and when your shells are landing every which way across/outside of your aiming circle you simply cannot do anything about it other than continue to miss shot after shot. However, when your shells land where you aim(or even in the general vicinity) the T92 is a good SPG to playbut knowing when this will occur is something you will never know entering a. T92 HMC | Realistic Artillery! 12.3k RusTanker 4.0 years ago . × Spotlight Airplane. Spotlighting lets you share this airplane with all of your followers. This is a great way to help new players get the recognition they deserve for their work. Click the Spotlight button below and all of your followers will receive a notification. Cancel Spotlight. Download Airplane ×. If you are on Mac, copy. All you need to know about T92 Howitzer Motor Carriage (HMC) from a scale modeler perspective. Info. Category: Vehicles - Self-propelled artillery Vehicles - Self-propelled artillery: Also known as: Used from: 1945: Used by: Manufacturer: State Arsenals - USA: Model: T92 Howitzer Motor Carriage (HMC) Hot kits . Products . T92 240mm Howitzer Motor Carriage GHQ 1:285 US98 2012 | New tool /search. . It contains historical battle locations on different fronts. Add media RSS USA T92 HMC Heavy Mobile Artillery Gun! (view original The 240 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage T92 was a self-propelled howitzer developed by the United States during World War II. The same mounting with the 8-inch Gun M1 was developed as the T93. Neither was built in significant numbers and the war ended before they could be used in combat. Howitzer Motor Carriage T92 First T92 HMC pilot vehicle. Place of origin: United States: Specifications Mass.

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  • T92 - one of the most powerful self-propelled artillery mounts mid-XX century. Developed in the USA at the end of the Second World War. Serially, this 240-mm ACS has never been produced, the 5 prototypes of this machine were manufactured in total. Today, this artillery installation is familiar to many who at least played a little World of Tanks. And although in reality she was unable to take.
  • T92 - eine der stärksten selbstfahrenden Artillerie-Montierungen in der Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts. Entwickelt in den USA am Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Serienmäßig wurde dieses 240-mm-ACS nie hergestellt, die 5-Prototypen dieser Maschine wurden insgesamt hergestellt. Diese Artillerie-Installation ist heute vielen bekann
  • The T92 was designed to replace the M41 Walker Bulldog as a lighter and airborne/paradropped light tank. The T92 was eventually passed over for the M551 Sheridan. When news of the new Soviet PT-76 arrived, it was too late to adapt the T92 for an amphibious role, which led to the manufacture of the M551 Sheridan

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The T92 240mm Howitzer Motor Carriage was one of two attempts to mount very heavy artillery pieces on the chassis of the M26 Pershing tank.. The T92 was part of a Heavy Weight Combat Team, a series of vehicles based on the T26/ M26 Pershing /ae 1000 artillery_equipment_1 - using this command would add 1000 Towed Artillery. You may first need to unlock equipment before using it. You can do this with the 'research_on_icon_click' command. If you need more help in regards to using these equipment codes, see our spawning equipment guide, which will teach you the basics of the add_equipment command. Name Code Submarine: submarine. Bat.-Châtillon 155 58 Conqueror Gun Carriage G.W. E 100 Object 261 T92 HMC. Tier IX. Artillery 212A Bat.-Châtillon 155 55 FV3805 G.W. Tiger M53/M55. Tier VIII. Artillery FV207 G.W. Tiger (P) Lorraine 155 mle. 51 M40/M43 SU-14-2. Tier VII. Artillery Crusader 5.5-in. SP G.W. Panther Lorraine 155 mle. 50 M12 S-51 SU-14-1. Tier VI. Artillery AMX 13 F3 AM FV304 Hummel M44 SU-8. Tier V. Artillery. T92 and high tier artillery team balancing. - posted in The Barracks: Joco3000, on 02 December 2014 - 04:13 AM, said: Topic 2: This is something that Ive noticed for a while. Basically, whenever one team gets one tier X artillery, the other team more than likely gets two tier IX artillery. And yes, they are more than likely going to both be M53/55s This page details the development and operational history of the T92 240mm Howitzer Motor Carriage (HMC) including technical specifications and pictures. T92 240mm Howitzer Motor Carriage (HMC) More information. Crane Construction . Us Armor. Military Weapons. Military Art. Tank Destroyer. Harbin. Ww2 Tanks. Fire Powers. Fotografia. T92 240mm Howitzer Motor Carriage (HMC) This page details the.

In erfahrenen Händen wird der T92 außerdem zu einem guten Unterstützer der Flanke und durch seine Beweglichkeit kann er feindliche Artillerie überraschen. Fügt ihn jetzt mit diesem Paket eurer Garage hinzu! Angebote - T92LT. STUFE VIII DER WOCHE: T92 . 25,06 € statt 36,36 € KAUFEN. PAKETINHALT. VIII T92 100% BESATZUNG GARAGENSTELLPLATZ PREMIUM-SPIELZEIT (TAGE): 30 15× AUFTRÄGE. M26 Pershing (NA / T92 HMC / NA) T95 1945: M46 Patton (NA / NA / M42 Duster) Artillery techs Tech year Anti-Air Artillery Rocket Artillery Anti-Tank 1934: 75 mm Gun M1897: 1936: 37 mm Gun M1 : 37 mm Gun M3 1939: 105 mm M101A1: 1940: 40 mm M1: M8: 57 mm Gun M1 1942: 155 mm M114: 1943: 90 mm Gun M3: M16: 3-inch Gun M5 Naval techs (Without ) Type 1922 1936 1940 1944 Destroyer: Clemson Class.

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  2. Anfang 1945 wurde mit der Entwicklung des T92 begonnen. Bei diesem Fahrzeug fanden viele Teile und Komponenten des M26 Verwendung. Im März 1945 wurde das Fahrzeug in den Aberdeen Proving Grounds erprobt, zur Serienfertigung kam es aber nie
  3. Tactical AP shell damage on Sandbox: HE Shells and Artillery Combined Test (HP): X Object 261 : 470 HP: 520 HP: X G.W. E 100 : 525 HP: 570 HP: X T92 HMC : 580 HP: 650 HP: X Bat.-Châtillon 155 58 : 415 HP: 450 HP: X Conqueror Gun Carriage : 565 HP: 620 H
  4. Le T92 (à ne pas confondre avec le T92 HMC) est un prototype de char léger américain à l'apparence plutôt futuriste. Comparé au M41 Bulldog, le T92 se joue comme un char léger traditionnel, et se concentre d'abord sur l'éclairage passif/actif. Il dispose de toutes les caractéristiques nécessaires pour remplir pleinement son rôle, mais il ne se limite pas pour autant à ça ! Style.
  5. The 240 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage T92 was a self-propelled howitzer developed by the United States of America during World War II.The same mounting with the 8-inch Gun M1 was developed as the T93. Neither were built in significant numbers and the war ended before they could be used
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  7. Deine Lieblingsartillerie/die Artillerie die du am wenigsten magst und warum? T57, T92 & M53/55 sind meine Lieblinge, habe allerdings noch keine Brits getestet. S-51 hab ich gehasst, zwar sehr gute Gun, aber der Richtwinkel ist bescheiden. FR hat für meinen Geschmack zu wenig Alpha für einen Supportpanzer

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  6. Yes, it has the same name as tier 10 American artillery. Light Tank T92 LIGHT TANK — this is a prototype, which the US military department planned to put into service. Work on the project took place 1952-1956 years. Initially, T92 planned alternatively technically obsolete tank M41 «Bulldog», however, supposed to create a lighter and maneuverable vehicles. AAI company, engaged in the.
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  1. T92 - posted in SPGs/Artillery: Should I keep my m43 and grind money for the t92 or just sell the m43 and get the t92 quicker? Jump to content. Search Advanced. Search section: This topic Forums World of Tanks official forum → Game Discussion → General Discussion → Armored Vehicle Discussion → Tanks and Armored Vehicles → SPGs/Artillery 1. T92. Started by Hitman365, Jan 20 2012.
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  6. Bat.-Châtillon 155 58 Conqueror Gun Carriage G.W. E 100 Object 261 T92 HMC. Tier IX. Light Tanks AMX 13 90 GSOR3301 AVR FS Panhard EBR 90 Spähpanzer Ru 251 T-54 ltwt. T49 WZ-132A. Medium Tanks AMX 30 1er prototype Bat.-Châtillon 25 t AP Centurion Mk. 7/1 Char Futur 4 Cobra CS-59 E 50 Kampfpanzer 50 t Kunze Panzer Leopard Prototyp A M46 Patton Object 430 Object 430 Version II Prototipo.
  7. Die M12 ist für mich optisch eine Artillerie, wie sie im Bilderbuch im 2. WK auszusehen hatte. Unbeweglich, großkalibrig und mit einigen Soldaten drumrum springend. Genau so präsentiert Sie sich im Spiel. Eine Arty, die sich kaum vom Fleck bewegen kann geschweige denn die Kanone weit drehen kann, ohne dass man die Wanne mitdrehen muss und.

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  1. SU-14, T92, G.W. Tiger, Bat.-Châtillon 155 58. i View more info. Light tanks. Light tanks are indispensable as scouts, engaging enemy artillery units, and hunting down enemy scouts. Their high mobility allows light tanks to reveal units on the battlefield and transfer their coordinates to teammates. They're best used as forward observers, revealing enemy positions and relaying that.
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  3. The T92 is an American tier 8 self-propelled gun. Development of the T92 started at the beginning of 1945. The vehicle was to share many components with the M26. A prototype underwent trials at Aberdeen Proving Ground, but the T92 never entered mass production. This gun has incredible alpha damage and a huge splash radiu
  4. A prototype tier 4 light tank designed as the competitor to the M41, the T92 is a very distinctive tank on the battlefield. 1 Design, Development, and History 2 Pros and Cons 2.1 Pros 2.2 Cons 3 In-Game Strategy Very low profile, one of the shortest tanks in the game Good reload, 0.9s faster reload than the M41 Armor is so thin some rounds may over pen from the side The front transmission and.
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T92in der Garage. Das 76 mm Gun Behälter-T92 ist Tank Rang IV amerikanischen Lichts mit einer Schlacht Bewertung von 6,7. Es wurde eingeführt, in Aktualisieren 1,53 Feuerstur difference between T92 and PT-76? Sign in to follow this . Followers 0. difference between T92 and PT-76? By RAYven, February 2, 2016 in Ground Forces Discussion. RAYven 416 RAYven 416 Officer cadet. T92 USA SPG Tier X Battle Tiers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Totals Cost 6,100,000 H.. T92 Self-Propelled Artillery. Lav-150 Assault Captain. M2 Half Track. M3 Half-track. M3 Scout Car. M10 Wolverine. M10A1 Wolverine. M113A1 FSV. M18 Hellcat. M36 Jackson. M50 Ontos. Staghound Mk-III . Super Hellcat. T17 Staghound. T17E1 Staghound (Mk-I) M56 Scorpion. T28 Super Heavy Tank. T30E1. T55E1 ATG. Bavaria A7V tank. Maus. Pz.Kpfw.B2. Super M48. Tiger I Ausf.E. Tiger I Ausf.H1. Tiger II. 251 votes, 51 comments. 104k members in the WorldofTanks community. World of Tanks is a PvP MMO game created by international game developer

M26 Pershing (NA / T92 HMC / NA) T95 1945: M46 Patton (NA / NA / M42 Duster) Artillery techs Tech year Anti-Air Artillery Rocket Artillery Anti-Tank 1934: 75 mm Gun M1897: 1936: 37 mm Gun M1 : 37 mm Gun M3 1939: 105 mm M101A1: 1940: 40 mm M1: M8: 57 mm Gun M1 1942: 155 mm M114: 1943: 90 mm Gun M3: M16: 3-inch Gun M5 Naval techs (Without ) Type 1922 1936 1940 1944 Destroyer: Clemson Class. World of Tanks T92 Development of the T92 started at the beginning of 1945. The vehicle was to share many components with the M26. A prototype underwent trials at Aberdeen Proving Ground, but the T92 never entered mass production. Characteristics. Tier: X: Hit Points: 500 HP: Weight/Load Limit: 57.84 / 61.0 t: Price: 6,100,000: Crew: Commander Gunner Driver Radio Operator Loader Loader. Histoire et développement. Le canon de bataillon Type 92 fut conçu pour résoudre les difficultés opérationnelles rencontrées par l'infanterie japonaise avec le canon d'infanterie Type 11 37 mm et le mortier d'infanterie Type 11 70 mm.Ces deux pièces d'artillerie manquaient de puissance de feu et de portée utile, et obligeaient chaque division d'infanterie à emporter deux types.

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T92 HMC with the 240 mm Howitzer M1. The effective use of the M12 in Europe spurred interest in even heavier weapons on self-propelled mounts. In January 1945, concepts were proposed for the 8-Inch Gun M1 and the 240 mm Howitzer M1. T26E3 components were utilized for the design, including the power train and suspension. Lessons learned from the T84 HMC project would also be applied here. The. Mar 29, 2015 - M1 howitzer 240mm self-propelled howitzer of T92 (black dragon Our military surplus ordnance selection includes artillery shells for sale, grenades, shell casings, fuses and everything in between. Ordnance is an all encompassing term that refers to mounted guns, artillery and other related weaponry. Browse our ordnance products below and be sure to check our store frequently as new military surplus ordnance items are added to our store as we acquire new. Jan 28, 2016 - This Pin was discovered by Demetris Plastourgos 1. Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinteres

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240-mm self-propelled howitzer T92 (240-mm Howitzer Motor Carriage T92) developed in the US in 1945. The successful use of 155-mm GMC M12 in the fighting on the European continent has inspired the creation of the Department of Artillery even more powerful self-propelled artillery. With the adoption of the heavy tank T26E3 in January 1945 there was a proposal to create a series of modern models. T92 - L'un des plus puissants systèmes d'artillerie automotrice du milieu du XXe siècle. Développé aux États-Unis à la fin de la seconde guerre mondiale. En série, cet ACS 240-mm n'a jamais été produit, les prototypes 5 de cette machine ont été fabriqués au total. Aujourd'hui, cette installation d'artillerie est bien connue de ceux qu


M115 (8-Inch Howitzer M1)

As with World War 1 decades before, World War 2 itself was a war of big guns and the United States committed much work to this field in an effort to produce mighty weapons to help destroy enemy defenses and concrete fortifications at range. The "8-inch Howitzer M1" was such a development and its development was begun shortly after World War 1 had come to a close. However, it languished in limbo for the years between the wars until finally standardized in 1940 - in time for active service in World War 2. Its designation was eventually changed to M115 during the 1950s and the weapon went on to see combat during the Korean War (1950-1953), the Vietnam War (1955-1975), and several other modern conflicts that rules the era. The weapon remains in limited, still serviceable, numbers with several world armies today (2014). Others have either been scrapped or saved as outdoor showpieces.

Origins of the M1/M115 take it back to the fighting of World War 1 when the United States committed to a war that it was not properly outfitted for. The Army lacked much in the manner of war-making goods and relied on the developments of others - such as those by Britain and France - to shore up its stocks. The Army eventually began use of the British 8" BL Mk VI howitzer which American factories were already committed to producing for the British. The weapon showcased good range and excellent accuracy and familiarity eventually proved key for further American evolution of the product.

With the war over through the November 1918 Armistice, the Americans retained their big gun stock and looked to further strengthen its qualities for the long haul. A committed was then arranged for the process and the group furthered both a 155mm (6") gun (to become the mighty M2 "Long Tom") and a 203mm (8") design. Both guns were to benefit from the use of the same split-trail carriage/two-wheeled limber transport system though the guns and their respective mountings would not be outright interchangeable without considerable work.

Despite the direction, the program languished until picked up again in the 1930s run-up to World War 2. By this time, the barrel had been lengthened for extended engagement ranges as well as better accuracy. Development work was restarted in 1939 which led to standardization the following year as the "8-inch Howitzer M1". The weapon was a complete artillery system fielding its powerful 203mm gun tube which was sat upon its elevation (-2 to +65 degrees) and traverse (+60 degrees) hardware. A hyropneumatic recoil system helped to counter the inherently violent recoil effects of firing such a large projectile as did four spades installed prior to firing. The breech was managed through an interrupted screw system and the carriage became a heavy-duty steel frame utilizing eight large road wheels under the mass of the gun. With the split-trails brought together, this tow arm allowed the vehicle to be hauled to the various battlefronts via mover vehicle. The typical operating crew was fourteen men and ammunition and charges were carried by support vehicles.

Each HE projectile weighed 200lb and were coupled to bagged propellant charges. There proved two HE models in play - the initial "Mk 1A1" shell (also used in American coastal defense guns) and the improved "M106" projectile. Both weighed the same but the latter held a range of 11 miles (versus 6.3 miles of the Mk 1A1) and a muzzle velocity of 1,950 feet per second (versus 1,340 fps). A "dummy" projectile was designated as "Dummy Mk 1". The crew could sustain fire at about three rounds for every two minutes but the standard rate was actually closer to a single round-per-minute.

The guns became largely available from January 1944 onwards and, in practice, these weapons shined in their given roles thanks to strong refinements of an already excellent British system. Accuracy was such that the guns could be used in the close-support role, laying indirect fire atop enemy positions quite close to "friendlies". Its massive 203mm shells were ideal in clearing out concentrations of enemy troops, defeating fortified positions, and even engaging light armor vehicles who happened to be in the path of the falling explosive. If the weapon could be towed to a given front, it held the capability of changing the fortunes of the attackers considerably - such was its value in-the-field.

Like other useful battlefield guns, the M1 was eventually mated to a variety of self-propelled, tracked vehicle chassis projects - some successful, others not. The T89 was a development that eventually became the adopted "M43 Howitzer Motor Carriage" (HMC) while the T80 and T84 were never adopted and served only in early pilot roles. One of the more famous adaptations of the gun tube was through the storied M110 SPH of Vietnam War fame - this vehicle saw considerable service throughout the remainder of the Cold War years.

Redesignated as the M115 during the 1950s, the weapon eventually joined the inventories of Croatia, Denmark, Italy, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Pakistan, Sudan, Taiwan, Turkey. Some - such as those with the Pakistani Army - remain in service today (2014). Modernized M115 gun forms were modified to fire NATO-standard munitions as well as nuclear shells.


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1. Susie Henry says:
28 Jun 2010 04:08:26 PM

My uncle, Raymond Mathis, was aboard a submarine during the war 1944. He was the one who spotted a german sub, which they captured. I'm not sure if their sub, or the german sub was named Notorius. The german capt. committed suicide after the capture. I have been unable to find any information beside a picture of this. Any help would be greatly apprecicated. Thank you susie henry

2. Susie Henry says:
1 Jul 2010 03:38:45 PM

My uncle, Ernest Mathis, was with the Fifth Army in Italy as a Cannoneer serving with the 697th Field Artillery Battalion on the Fifth Army front. They were the first to fire this 240 mm howitzer in combat.

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Artillery of the general reserve in 1944 - 1945

Post by wwilson » 04 May 2020, 09:47

I've assembled some bits from the GUF series on the French artillery units of the general reserve that existed in 1944-45.

This list may well be incomplete and the type of artillery piece noted may be in error. It is listed as seen in the GUF volumes. Should anyone have more exact information, please advise.

Units are listed in (battalion) / (regiment) format.

I / RACL, (referred to as "155 Gun" not sure if this means 155mm Gun M1, Canon de 155 mm GPF, or M1918 155 mm GPF)
II / RACL, Canon de 155 mm GPF
III / RACL, Canon de 155 mm GPF
IV / RACL, Canon de 155 mm GPF

I / RACAOF, Canon de 155 C modèle 1917 Schneider
II / RACAOF, 155mm Howitzer M1

(There was a III / RACAOF organic to the 9th Colonial Infantry Division)

I / 64th RAA, 105mm Howitzer M2
II / 64th RAA, 105mm Howitzer M2
III / 64th RAA, 105mm Howitzer M2

I / 65th RAA, Canon de 155 C modèle 1917 Schneider
II / 65th RAA, Canon de 155 mm GPF
III / 65th RAA, 155mm Howitzer M1

I / 66th RAA, Canon de 155 C modèle 1917 Schneider
II / 66th RAA, Canon de 155 mm GPF
III / 66th RAA, 155mm Howitzer M1

After the 4th Moroccan Division left the Alpine front and moved to the Vosges, its mountain artillery regiment remained as a 1st Army asset supporting French troops in the Alps:

I / 69th RAM, Canon de 75 M(montagne) modele 1928
II / 69th RAM, Canon de 75 M(montagne) modele 1928
III / 69th RAM, Canon de 75 M(montagne) modele 1928

Re: artillery of the general reserve in 1944 - 1945

Post by wwilson » 04 May 2020, 11:27

Re: artillery of the general reserve in 1944 - 1945

Post by wwilson » 05 May 2020, 08:49

Other artillery units of the general reserve.

I, II, III / 8th RA (French 105L36 guns, 12 German 10.5cm guns, as well as "German and American howitzers"). Formed 1.1.45 in Nancy.

I, II, III / 11th RA (2 battalions of "155 Long" and 1 battalion of "155 short"). Formed 1.3.45 in Vernon (Eure). Artillery of 3rd Army Corps.

I, II, III / 30th RA (only had two 7.5cm PaK and four 155mm howitzers by end of war). Formed 15.1.45 in the Fifth Military Region. Two battalions equipped with British 6-inch guns postwar.

I, II, III / 41st RA (apparently only received some U.S. AAA materiel before war's end). Intended to be equipped with 155mm guns. Formed 16.1.45 in Angoulême.

I, II, III / 42d RA (postwar had 10 155mm M1 howitzers and 4 155mm "Schneider" howitzers). Formed 1.3.45 in Mézières.

I, II, III, IV / 61st RA (materiel not noted). Formed between 16.2.45 and 16.4.45 in Auxonne and Belley, did not assemble as a complete unit until September 1945.

I, II, III / 196th RA (seven 155mm pieces and eight German 10.5cm pieces). Formed by regularization of the 196th FFI Artillery Regiment during February and March 1945 vicinity Lesparre. Took part in operations against German Atlantic garrisons.


The 155-mm Howitzer M1 was a short-barreled weapon using separate-loading ammunition. Over 4,000 of these guns were produced. It was first produced in 1942 as a medium artillery piece. It saw service with the US Army during World War II. The howitzer first saw action in North Africa in 1942. The 155-mm Howitzer M1 was developed as an afterthought, in the late 1930s, when the U.S. Army determined it needed a new medium field artillery piece to replace the WWI vintage Howitzer M1917/M1918.

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The new carriage was under development for much of the 1930s for the existing World War I era M1917/M1918 until 1939 when it was realized that it did not seem logical to put a new carriage underneath an obsolete howitzer. Consequently, development began anew with a carriage designed to be used for the 155-mm Howitzer. This was completed by May 15th, 1941 when the Howitzer M1 on the Carriage M1 was standardized. The howitzer itself differed from the older model by a lengthened barrel of twenty calibers and a new breech mechanism. Uniquely, it was the sole 'slow-cone' interrupted screw mechanism to enter service after 1920. This meant that two separate movements were necessary to open the breech, versus the single movement of the 'steep cone' mechanism that simultaneously rotated and withdrew the breech.

American 155-mm howitzer M1 firing at German troops in the area of ​​Cherbourg [Via]

The 155 used "separate loading" ammunition comprised of four components: a projectile, a separate bagged propellant charge, a fuse and a primer. The propelling charge contained individual bags of powder, which could be reduced to adjust for range of fire. The projectiles weighed 95lb each. Fuses were placed in the base of the projectile after a ring used for shipping was removed. The primers were placed in the breech of the gun for firing.

It throws its projectiles at a muzzle velocity of 1,850 feet per second to a maximum range of approximately 16,500 yards. The rate of fire in rapid bursts is 3 rounds per howitzer per minute for prolonged firing, 1 round per howitzer per minute. The M1 155mm howitzer typically fired 80% or more HE (high-explosive) shells. The howitzer could also fire smoke or white phosphorus shells.

"Troops of a field artillery battery emplace a 155mm howitzer in France. They have been following the advance of the infantry and are now setting up this new position." , 06/28/1944 [Via]

The 155mm Howitzer Carriage M1 was of the single axle, 2-wheel, split-trail type. In traveling position the trails were locked together by a toggle type clamping mechanism and were limbered directly to the prime mover. The wheels were equipped with large pneumatic tires for high-speed transport. When limbered to a prime mover, the materiel could be drawn at speeds at up to 30 miles per hour on improved roads. The relatively moderate weight of the materiel added to its maneuverability and its ease of transport.

The howitzer was fired from 3-point suspension, with the trails spread and the carriage resting upon an integral firing jack, the wheels being clear of the ground. In firing position, the howitzer had a range movement in elevation of 1,156 mils (65 degrees), and a traverse range of 942 mils (53 degrees), or 471 mils (26 ½ degrees), to the right and left of mid-position.

The tractor for the M1 155mm howitzer was the Diamond T truck, but the M5 high-speed tractor was also used when available.

3-ton High Speed ​​Tractor, M5 (M5 HST) towing a 155mm Howitzer, M1 on the Route Nationale 13 (RN 13), circa June 1944 [Via]

Principal Characteristics of the 155mm Howitzer M1 and Carriage M1:

  • Weight of 155mm Howitzer, complete: 3,825 lb.
  • Caliber: 155mm or 6.102 in.
  • Length (muzzle to rear face of breech ring): 149.2 in. (12.43 ft.)
  • Type of breechlock: Stepped-thread, interrupted screw
  • Chamber capacity: 725 cu. in.
  • Muzzle velocity: 1,850 ft. per sec.
  • Muzzle energy: 2,260 ft-ton
  • Maximum powder pressure: 32,000 lb. per sq. in.
  • Length: 113.10 in.
  • Number of grooves: 48
  • Twist: Uniform, right-hand, one turn in 25 calibers
  • Weight of projectile: 95 lb.
  • Weight of powder charge: 5.94 to 13.86 lb.
  • Maximum range with supercharge: 16,500 yd. (9.375 miles)
  • Rapid bursts: 3 rounds per howitzer per minute
  • Prolonged firing: 1 round per howitzer per minute

General Data Pertaining to the 155mm Howitzer Carriage M1:


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