8in Gun M1 file photo [7459]

8 inch Gun M1 Field Gun

Country of OriginUnited States
TypeField Gun
Caliber203.000 mm
Barrel Length10,160.000 mm
Weight31435.000 kg
Ammunition Weight109.00 kg
Range32,585 m
Muzzle Velocity866 m/s

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ww2dbaseIn Jun 1940, the United States Army began developing a heavy artillery gun capable of firing at the range of 33,500 yards (30,600 meters). It was not until 1944 when the 8 inch Gun M1 design entered production, though only in small numbers due to continued troubles with bore wear and poor accuracy. The issues were not resolved before the end of the war, thus only a few these 8 inch Gun M1 weapons saw combat during WW2.

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Photographs

An 8-inch US Army field gun in action during the bombardment of Brest, France, Aug-Sep 19448in Gun M1 on display at the United States Army Ordnance Museum, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, United States, 12 Jun 2007, photo 1 of 28in Gun M1 on display at the United States Army Ordnance Museum, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, United States, 12 Jun 2007, photo 2 of 2




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