Know your 8-inch Howitzer

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Published by Dept. of the Army, Headquarters, US Army Armament, Munitions and Chemical Command] in [Rock Island, Ill .

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Other titlesKnow your eight-inch Howitzer
SeriesAMCCOM pamphlet -- no. 750-6, AMCCOM-P -- 750-6
ContributionsUnited States. Army. AMCCOM
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (loose-leaf) :
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Open LibraryOL14855036M

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Trumpeter German Field Howitzer Firing Crew Figure Set, Scale 1/35, 5-Pack out of 5 stars 6 1/35 AFV Club U.S. Self-Propelled Howitzer M mm/L30 Howitzer AF Heng Long Ghz 1/16 Scale Radio Remote Control US M4A3 Sherman (mm Howitzer) Tank Air Soft RC Battle Tank Know your 8-inch Howitzer book & Sound out of 5 stars 39 $ $ The 8 inch ( mm) M self-propelled howitzer is an American-made self-propelled artillery system consisting of an M mm howitzer installed on a purpose-built chassis.

Before its retirement from US service, it was the largest available self-propelled howitzer in the United States Army's inventory; it continues in service with the armed forces of other countries, to Manufacturer: General Motors Corp.

(transmission). The BL 8-inch howitzer Marks VI, VII and VIII (6, 7 and 8) were a series of British artillery siege howitzers on mobile carriages of a new design introduced in World War were designed by Vickers in Britain and produced by all four British artillery manufacturers, but mainly by Armstrong, and one American company.

They were the equivalents of the German 21 cm Morser 16 and Type: Heavy howitzer. Development work was restarted in which led to standardization the following year as the "8-inch Howitzer M1".

The weapon was a complete artillery system fielding its powerful mm gun tube which was sat upon its elevation (-2 to +65 degrees) and traverse (+60 degrees) hardware. The M 8-inch ( mm) self-propelled howitzer first entered service with the US Army in and was the largest self-propelled howitzer in the United States Army's inventory.

The M was a “Howitzer” (low velocity, high trajectory, short range). The vehicle itself transports only two projectiles and five men, while the remainder of the ammunition and the crew is on board a.

The BL inch howitzer Mk 6 (there was a shift from Roman numerals) retained the Carriage M1 of the Mk V but had a new built inch 6 ft 5 in ( m) longer barrel than previous marks, additionally a fifth charge was added to the ammunition. The longer barrel and extra charge provided a range increase to 19, yd (17, m), the new Wars: World War II.

A pack howitzer is a relatively light howitzer that is designed to be easily broken down into several pieces, each of which is small enough to be carried by mule or pack-horse. A mountain howitzer is a relatively light howitzer designed for use in mountainous terrain.

Most, but not all, mountain howitzers are also pack howitzers. Comments: 8 inch Howitzer fire support saved the nights and many morings for the ROK Capital Division bunker complex my father (an American with 30 other Americans and about ROKs) was in from July 13 to 22 July They were cut off and surrounded.

Only the 8 inch batteries could give them fire support for the first week. We recommend booking Lion Mountain Howitzer Park & Museum tours ahead of time to secure your spot.

If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 1 Lion Mountain Howitzer Park & Museum tours on Tripadvisor/5(49). V series 8 inch (mm for our metric readers) howitzers. There are very few good illustrations of this howitzer series of which only were built between and Know your 8-inch Howitzer book, all five models combined.

I am still trying to precisely match the photos I have. Trajectory of fire. The distinction originates from the days of cannon, where you had three basic types: guns, which had long barrels and relatively flat trajectories; howitzers, which had short barrels and low-angled trajectories; and mortars, w.

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1ST 8 in (8") HOW BTRY - COMMAND CHRONOLOGY Covering Nov dated 11/1/ Document No. 1ST 8 in (8"). Until the s it was designated the 8 inch Howitzer M1.

The original design started in but lapsed until resurrected in as a partner-piece for a new mm gun. It was standardized as 8 inch Howitzer M1 in The M/M1 was towed by the M35 Prime Mover gun tractor or a Mack 7⅓ ton 6×6 truck.

The M was towed with 21 men per. Answer The British 8-Inch Howitzer fired a round that was 8-in Caliber (or mm) and weighed lb. The US Army used an 8-inch Gun and a mm. howitzer is a class of gun with many different variants you need to be more specific. but the max range of a M howitzer is km (rap assisted).

Mar 4, - Explore bgcarlson7's board "Artillery Unit/ 8" Howitzer" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Military, Vietnam war and Vietnam war photos pins. Introduction To coincide with the th anniversary of the start of the Great War Resicast have released a new resin kit of the British 8inch Mk II Howitzer and Limber.

The 8inch Howitzer was one of the main artillery weapons used by the British throughout the 1st World War and saw service in most campaign areas. 8 INCH HOWITZER M1/M PAGE 1. This 8 inch Howitzer M1/M was photographed at American Society of Military History "Tankland" So.


The M55 was originally based on the M53 mm self-propelled gun but was rearmed with an 8 inch mm Howitzer and used components from the M48 Patton tank. The M55 carried 10 rounds of ammunition when fully combat loaded and the 8 inch mm Howitzer was capable of firing rounds up to eleven miles.

- The 8 inch ( mm) Self-Propelled Howitzer M was the largest available self-propelled howitzer in the United States Army's inventory. It was deployed in division artillery in general support battalions and in separate corps- and Army-level battalions. Missions include general support, counter-battery fire, and supp.

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3rd 8" Howitzer Battery. 3D 8" HOW BTRY (SP) - COMMAND CHRONOLOGY Covering Sep dated 9/1/ Document No. Just to keep things clouded - I took a look at J. Barnard's report (McClellan's Chief Engineer).

Redoubt nos. were built between June 4 and june 7, The only specific ordnance he identifies being brought to this location are "several" "4 1/2-inch siege guns" and two 8-inch siege mortars.

An earlier scratch built howitzer model of mine wasn't all that bad as well. I will use this one to turn it into an Hannoverian pdr howitzer, which is likewise a 8 inch class piece. The bracket cheeks will be replaced by a Danish design of this period.

My gut instinct says, Hannoverian designs may have been rather similar. Military Manuals Self-propelled Howitzer 8 Inch.

TM P Periscope m17 TMP. LO Howitzer heavy self-propelled 8-inch ma2 nsn LO TM hr Hand receipt covering contents of integral components of end it basic issue items bii and additional authorization li for howitzer heavy.

M 8' Self-Propelled Howitzer. The self-propelled M 8-inch [ mm] howitzer first entered service with the US Army in The vehicle itself transports only two projectiles and five men. Proudly Hosting: USMC 1st 8 Inch Howitzer Battery. USMC 3rd 8 Inch Howitzer Battery. 8 inch Howitzer M1: probably in combat since early '43, kg shell, towed in 1 load so time to ready minutes, km range, weight around 13 tons, lenght 10 meters mm Howitzer M in combat since Winter War, kg shell, towed in 2 load, 45 minutes to ready, km range, weight tonnes, lenght meters.

Features, capabilities and use of the Self Propelled M 8-inch Howitzer. CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come a.

This book covers the M1 mm gun, as well as the closely-related 8-inch howitzer on the same carriage. As a bonus, the author also covers the ammo trailers and prime movers used with these weapons, including the mighty Mack NO.

If you need to know how to drive a stock M3 Lee tank, this is your book. Ok to good quality, 82 pages. TM 3-inch Gun Motor Carriage M10 T his is the TM for the M10 tank destroyer, and is a pretty good scan. The mm assault gun M53 was developed with components taken from M47Patton medium tanks during the Cold War.

The M53, with its mm primarygun, delivered long range support to allied positions, and its self-propelleddesign enabled it to travel great : Department of the Army. U.S. WW II & Korea Heavy Self-Propelled Artillery mm Gun Motor Carriage M12, Gun Motor Carriage M40, 8-inch Howitzer Motor Carriage M43 Michael Franz- Nr.

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A guest post from Obsvr The defining characteristic of field artillery for the last century has been ‘firepower mobility’ of indirect fire. Any target within range can be engaged, providing the effective command and control arrangements are in place. This gives each battery a very large area of influence.

Many widely separate batteries can engage [ ]. "This manual prescribes the duties to be performed in the service of the piece [8-inch gun M1 and mm howitzer M1] by the personnel normally assigned to one howitzer of gun section of the firing battery and by other firing battery personnel." Covers both the 8-inch gun M1 and the mm howitzer M1.

Prescribes duties to be performed in the service of both pieces. What is your reference for it being a 'heavy howitzer'. If it was a field piece, and at the time of Waterloo there were two field howitzers in use by the French: the inch howitzer of the Systeme AN XI and a new 6-inch howitzer that was used by the Guard.

There is an 8 inch howitzer in tow configuration in Williston FL. I will see if I still have some photos of that. I think a thread for war monument weaponry would be neat IF the mods would give us a break on the BP thing for it so more modern cannon etc can be posted without fear of being moved or deleted.

The blast radius isn't the problem; it's the shrapnel radius which includes casing and secondary projectiles. For centuries artillery have tried to fire on hard ground to maximize this. Air burst is still the most dangerous.

There are three sets of rules for infantry conduct: close barrage training (zero casualties), "battle innoculation.He fired a 8-inch howitzer and I believe he was part of "C" Battery.

Even though he was from New York State, he was attached to a unit out of Virginia. I have a large scrap book of black and white photos of him on the front line.

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