±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: freaknikz
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6598

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 78
Total: 78
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Photo Gallery
02: Community Forums
03: Community Forums
04: Community Forums
05: Community Forums
06: Community Forums
07: Photo Gallery
08: Community Forums
09: Community Forums
10: Community Forums
11: Photo Gallery
12: Community Forums
13: CPGlang
14: Community Forums
15: Community Forums
16: Photo Gallery
17: Community Forums
18: Community Forums
19: Community Forums
20: Community Forums
21: Photo Gallery
22: Photo Gallery
23: Community Forums
24: Community Forums
25: Community Forums
26: CPGlang
27: Community Forums
28: Photo Gallery
29: Community Forums
30: Community Forums
31: Community Forums
32: Photo Gallery
33: Community Forums
34: Community Forums
35: News
36: Home
37: Home
38: Community Forums
39: Community Forums
40: Home
41: Community Forums
42: Community Forums
43: Community Forums
44: Community Forums
45: Community Forums
46: Photo Gallery
47: Community Forums
48: Community Forums
49: Photo Gallery
50: Community Forums
51: Community Forums
52: Home
53: Community Forums
54: Photo Gallery
55: Community Forums
56: Community Forums
57: Community Forums
58: Community Forums
59: CPGlang
60: Community Forums
61: Community Forums
62: Community Forums
63: Community Forums
64: Community Forums
65: Home
66: Photo Gallery
67: Community Forums
68: News
69: Community Forums
70: Community Forums
71: Photo Gallery
72: Community Forums
73: Community Forums
74: Community Forums
75: Community Forums
76: Community Forums
77: Community Forums
78: Photo Gallery

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Howitzers at Camp Mabry...
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
SFC_Jeff_Button
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 1311
Location: Ft Hood, TX
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 7:37 pm
Post subject: Howitzers at Camp Mabry...

Here are some SP guns that I found interesting since I consider them the closest thing to a Mortar that most museums have on display.
An M110 8inch, M108 (which reminds me of the SP gun located at the VA hospital near Hampton, VA.), M44, and two M7B1's The second M7B1 had a serial of 597 on it's rear tow lug. All its track was welded up and only on this one side, wierd! Any idea what the FA piece behind thefence is?

[img][/img] [img][/img] [img][/img] [img][/img] [img][/img] [img][/img] [img][/img]

_________________
SFC Jeff Button "High Angle Hell"
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
Neil_Baumgardner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 3941
Location: Arlington, VA
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 7:44 pm
Post subject: Re: Howitzers at Camp Mabry...

Jeff,
That's because the Hampton SP piece was a prototype / pilot for the production M108...

Neil
Back to top
View user's profile
Kurt_Laughlin
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 574

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 6:24 am
Post subject: Re: Howitzers at Camp Mabry...

The welded-up track links may be the remains of duckbill extensions. One type welded the extensions to normal end connectors, one type used sheet steel wrapped around the end connector, and one type had an integrally cast extension and end connector. A number of M7s used in Korea had these.

The field piece is some variant of the M1897 75mm, which is a direct descendent (copy?) of the French "75", the first modern artillery piece. They had Nordenfeldt eccentric screw breeches, which are kinda neat mechanisms. These were "high speeded" (actual term) in the 30's to add ball bearing axles and rubber tires for motor transport. Just before the War the carriages were upgraded as well. They were meant to be used as AT guns until about '43. I don't know if they were ever actually used in combat. If they were, it was probably in the Phillipines or other early Pacific battles.

KL
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum