M5 3 inch Anti-Tank Gun
— 1942-1945 —
Type: 3-inch Anti-Tank Gun
Weight: 68, 500 lbs (34.25 tons)
Rate of Fire: 20 Rounds per minute
Range: 48,300 ft
Ammunition: High Explosive, Anti-Tank, High Velocity, Armor Piercing
Number Built: 2,500
Originally intended as an anti-aircraft weapon, the M5 was t e largest purely anti-tank gun built by the US during World War II. After the development of this weapon, the United States Army fielded rocket-propelled anti-tank devices for use by the infantry that curtailed the need for guns like the M5.
This weapon was used by Jackson Barracks as a post salute gun from the 1950s into the 1970s.
SN: 763/405; Object ID# 666220
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • War, World II.
Location. 29° 57.546′ N, 90° 0.402′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Chenault Boulevard 0.2 miles south of North Claiborne Avenue (State Highway 39), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4209 Chenault Boulevard, New Orleans LA 70117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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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.
Also see . . . Museum Website. (Submitted on December 18, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 18, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.