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U.S. Army 3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun

 
 
U.S. Army 3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 23, 2011
1. U.S. Army 3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun Marker
Inscription. The 3 inch antitank gun was deployed during WWII. Hundreds of these guns were used by American troops in Europe and the Pacific during the war.
Range: 16,100 yards max. 1,000 yards antitank range.
The U.S. 1st Army and 3rd Army in Europe had over 300 of these antitank guns in used during World War II. Between D-Day and V-E Day over 400,000 rounds were fired by M5 antitank guns in battle in the European Theater of Operations.
All M5 gun barrels were manufactured at the Watervliet Arsenal.
 
Location. 42° 43.671′ N, 73° 42.086′ W. Marker is in Watervliet, New York, in Albany County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 16th Street and 2nd Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in Watervliets' Memorial Park, across the street from the Watervliet Post Office. Marker is in this post office area: Watervliet NY 12189, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peter J. Dalessandro (a few steps from this marker); The Nalle Rescue (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meneely Foundry (about 600 feet away); Saint Patrick's Church Bell (about 600 feet away); Civil War Parrott Rifle
U.S. Army 3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 23, 2011
2. U.S. Army 3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun & Marker
(about 800 feet away); City of Watervliet (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mayor James F. Cavanaugh (approx. 0.3 miles away); Uncle Sam (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Watervliet.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
U.S. Army 3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 23, 2011
3. U.S. Army 3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun & Marker
3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun Serial Number image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 23, 2011
4. 3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun Serial Number
Gun Number stamped on the top of the receiver:
GUN 3 INCH M-5 NO 18938
ORD DEPT USA
THE VILTER MFG CO 1944
1600 LBS INSPACR
U.S. Army 3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 16, 2011
5. U.S. Army 3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun
The M5 Antitank Gun is near the Veterans Park roll call monuments.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 767 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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