Men of the US 90th Field Artillery fired their gun at a Japanese position, Balete Pass, Luzon, 19 Apr 1945

Caption     Men of the US 90th Field Artillery fired their gun at a Japanese position, Balete Pass, Luzon, 19 Apr 1945 ww2dbase
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Identification Code   111-SC-205918
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
30 Apr 2015 08:33:30 PM


While were on the subject of artillery, let's talk
about the M65 better known as "Atomic Annie" both sides had massive amounts of conventional artillery. The M65 was difficult to move and set up without being seen. Its nuclear device just another word for a nuke! and the Soviets weren't stupid and kept track of its movements.

With a range of 20 miles your still in the target area of incoming fire it took 15 minutes to set up and another 15 minutes to move it into travel position. The M65 needed two special tractors to push pull this thing.


Back in the states the atomic cannon was test fired in Nevada with a 15KT round with a range of seven miles it was the guns one and only live fire.


The Davy Crockett this is scary imagine that you needed a nuke that was small enough to transport around the battlefield and the nuke was named "Little Fella" but he had a big bang it was meant to take out enemy forces that were close and at the same time, take the Davy Crockett in the blast as well.
Weapons were deployed in Europe and Korea and over time phased out of service by even better and more deadly weapons.


If the Americans have one (atomic cannon) we want one too. When your a superpower you gotta keep up.

Adding to the insanity of the Cold War, the Soviets had their own versions of atomic cannons its nuclear device had a range of 15 miles these were huge self-propelled machines. The Americans also kept track of these weapons how long these weapons would survive on the battlefield is a good question...


The SM-54 "Kondensator was heavy at 64 tons and was a self-propelled monster four were built and were 406mm and 420mm. Like all weapons systems
technology made both the Soviet and American atomic cannons obsolete, the program ended in the mid 1960s but they did carry a fear factor.
The Soviet model is on display Moscow, Russia and the American Atomic Annie on display at the Aberdeen Proving Ground Maryland, USA. Until next time...

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