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"Door Knocker", M12 Gun Motor Carriage
U.S. Army Artillery Museum, Lawton, Oklahoma
The M12 Gun Motor Carriage was the first heavy self-propelled artillery piece of World War II. Only 100 were produced and they saw heavy use in...
"Slo Poke", M1922 Mark X Gun Motor Carriage
U.S. Army Artillery Museum, Lawton, Oklahoma
One of a tiny number of experimental self-propelled guns developed by the Ordnance Corps after World War I. "Slo Poke" features a Model 1920...
Armored Tractor
U.S. Army Artillery Museum, Lawton, Oklahoma
This armored tractor was designed by Benjamin Holt as a prime mover for heavy artillery, principally the 4.7-inch gun up to the 155mm gun. The...
Battery C Flag
U.S. Army Artillery Museum, Lawton, Oklahoma
In 1838 Battery C, 3rd Regiment, commanded by Captain Samuel Ringgold became the first artillery battery to receive horses so that every soldier was...
Hotchkiss Mountain Howitzer
U.S. Army Artillery Museum, Lawton, Oklahoma
Replacing the M1841 Mountain Howitzer, this was the first original breech-loading gun in the US Army. It provided fire support to the US Cavalry...
M1841 12-lb. Howitzer
U.S. Army Artillery Museum, Lawton, Oklahoma
English emigrant James Noble established the Noble & Brothers Foundry along with five of his sons at Rome, Georgia in 1855. In June 1861, the...
M3 Howitzer
U.S. Army Artillery Museum, Lawton, Oklahoma
Originally planned as the air transportable 105 mm howitzer for the new airborne divisions, the M3 actually saw much more service in the cannon...
Pack Saddle
U.S. Army Artillery Museum, Lawton, Oklahoma
This pack saddle carried four ammunition boxes, each containing twelve rounds.
Split Trail Carriage And Griffen Ordnance Rifle
U.S. Army Artillery Museum, Lawton, Oklahoma
The T-1 was the first U.S. split trail carriage design. The split trail was one of a number of design features learned from captured German artillery...
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