155 mm Gun M1 file photo [7466]

155 mm Gun M1 Field Gun

Country of OriginUnited States
TypeField Gun
Caliber155.000 mm
Barrel Length6,970.000 mm
Weight13880.000 kg
Ammunition Weight43.10 kg
Rate of Fire40 rounds/min
Range23,220 m
Muzzle Velocity853 m/s

Contributor:

ww2dbaseThe 155 mm Gun M1 and M2 field guns, nicknamed "Long Tom", came from a series of development projects in the 1920s and the 1930s in the United States. The 155 mm Gun T3 design with with Carriage T2 design were together accepted as the 155 mm Gun M1 on Carriage M1 in 1938. They first saw combat with the US 34th Field Artillery Battalion in the Desert War in 1943. They went on to serve in the European War and the Pacific War as well. They earned the reputation of being very accurate, a result of not only from a good gun design but also a very stable split-trail carriage platform from which the guns fired from. A small number of them were given to the United Kingdom and France via Lend Lease, and after the war a number of them were sold to friendly nations such as the Republic of China at Taiwan, South Korea, Turkey, and others. They were eventually re-designated as the M59.

Source: Wikipedia. ww2dbase

Photographs

155mm Gun M1 being hidden beneath a large tree during exercise in Tennessee, United States, circa 1942United States Army 155mm Gun M1 crew training in England, United Kingdom, date unknownUS Army M4 High Speed Tractor towing a 155mm Gun M1, date unknown155mm Gun M1 field guns of Battery A of USMC 9th Defense Battalion being loaded onto a LCT for transport to Piru Plantation, Tambusolo Island, Solomon Islands, Jul 1943
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155mm Gun M1 being hidden beneath a large tree during exercise in Tennessee, United States, circa 1942
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