8 Inch Howitzer, M1The 8 Inch Howitzer was a large-caliber field artillery piece, which provided long-range fire support to Army combat units during World War II (where it was first fielded in 1944), the Korean War, Vietnam, and Cold War. Based on the British 8 Inch Howitzer design, this heavy artillery piece was mounted on a M1 carriage that was created to handle its excessive weight. When attached to a Heavy Carriage Limber, M2, the entire assembly was pulled by a Cannon Transport Wagon, M1. Improved upon throughout its service life to include other large field pieces and self-propelled versions, the 8-inch Howitzer was eventually employed within NATO forces as a method of firing nuclear projectiles. It remained in U.S. Service into the 1990s.
|Placed By||U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center|
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|Date Added||Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 3:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 316335 N 4452558|
|Decimal Degrees||40.20333333, -77.15798333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 12.2', W 77° 9.479'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 12' 12" N, 77° 9' 28.74" W|
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