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New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

M5 3 inch Anti-Tank Gun

United States

 

— 1942-1945 —

 
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By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
1. M5 3 inch Anti-Tank Gun Marker
Inscription.  
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
Crew: 9
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: MilitaryWar, 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other

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By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
2. M5 3 inch Anti-Tank Gun Marker
markers are within walking distance of this marker. M1897 "French 75" Field Artillery Gun (here, next to this marker); The Post Magazine (a few steps from this marker); D30 Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); M561 "Gamma Goat" (a few steps from this marker); M1939 Automatic Air Defense G (61-K) (within shouting distance of this marker); AZP S-60 Anti-Aircraft Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Skoda 37 mm Kanon P.U.V. vz 37.L/47.6 (within shouting distance of this marker); M1937 Anti-Tank Gun (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.
 
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.
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