155 mm Gun M1 Field Gun
|Country of Origin||United States|
|Barrel Length||6,970.000 mm|
|Ammunition Weight||43.10 kg|
|Rate of Fire||40 rounds/min|
|Muzzle Velocity||853 m/s|
Contributor: C. Peter Chenww2dbaseThe 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
Last Major Revision: Mar 2009
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