— 1963-Present —
Type: 122 mm Towed Field Gun
Manufacturer: Russian PJSC Plant No. 9
Weight: 7,000 lbs (3.5 tons)
Rate of Fire: 10-12 rounds per minute
Range: 50,688 ft (9.6 miles; 13.6 rocket-assisted projectile)
Ammunition: High Explosive, Chemical, Illumination, Smoke, Laser-Guided
Originally designed as a replacement for the M-30 Howitzer the D-30 entered Soviet
service in 1963 with improved muzzle velocity, maximum range and accuracy. It was
widely exported and manufactured outside Russia and became one of the main artillery
weapons of the 1990 Gulf War and post Sep 11, 2001 Wars in the Middle East. American
soldiers responsible for training Afghan and Iraqi artillerymen have had to become
familiar with the maintenance and operation of the D-30.
SN: W30008; Object ID# 2013.047.002
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military.
Location. 29° 57.54′ N, 90° 0.394′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Chenault Boulevard 0.2
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M1897 "French 75" Field Artillery Gun (a few steps from this marker); The Post Magazine (a few steps from this marker); M5 3 inch Anti-Tank Gun (a few steps from this marker); AZP S-60 Anti-Aircraft Gun (a few steps from this marker); MT-LB (a few steps from this marker); D7-K Bulldozer (a few steps from this marker); M2 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); ZPU 4 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Louisiana National Guard, Jackson Barracks base. The Ansel M. Stroud Jr. Military History & Weapons Museum is located on site. Museum is opened M-Sat 10-4. Highly recommend checking before a visit to make sure base/museum is opened and accessible to civilians, as it is an active military base.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.