M1A1 Pack Howitzer

M1A1 Pack Howitzer (HM28ZA)

Location: Dover, NJ 07801 Morris County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 56.448', W 74° 33.894'

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The M1A1 Pack Howitzer was widely used during World War II and featured a short 75mm barrel. It could reach a sustained rate of fire of 3 to 6 rounds per minute with a range of roughly 5-½ miles. The howitzer as seen here with an M8 carriage weighs just under 1,500 pounds. It was well suited for rough terrain and was often air dropped to otherwise inaccessible places. The howitzer could be broken down into six or seven loads and hand carried or loaded onto "pack" animals, hence its name. The Army used the Pack Howitzer for airborne and mountain units while the Marine Corps used it to support beach landings where it would be carried ashore in pieces for quick assembly and deployment on the beach.
HM NumberHM28ZA
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Date Added Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 536625 N 4532276
Decimal Degrees40.94080000, -74.56490000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 56.448', W 74° 33.894'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 56' 26.88" N, 74° 33' 53.64" W
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Area Code(s)973, 862
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 118 Farley Ave, Dover NJ 07801, US
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