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M1939 Automatic Air Defense G (61-K)

Soviet Union
Type 74SD Chinese Version

 

— 1939-1945 —

 
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By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
1. M1939 Automatic Air Defense G (61-K) Marker
Inscription.  
Type: 37mm Anti-Aircraft Gun
Manufacturer: China North Industries Corporation
Weight: 4,600 lbs (2.3 tons)
Rate of Fire: 60 rounds per minute
Range: 16,404 ft (3.1 miles)
Ammunition: 37x252SP shells, High Explosive, Fragmentation, High Velocity Armor Piercing
Crew: 8
Number Built: 20,000

Originally designed as a single barrel system on a 4-wheeled carriage, crews manning these weapons brought down over 14,000 Axis Planes during World War II. This version is a Type 74SD Chinese produced copy that operated with a laser course director system. This gun was left at Belle Chasse Naval Air Station by US Marines after being used by Iraqi Forces during the Gulf War, 1991.

SN: W30008; Object ID# 2013.047.002
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, 1st Iraq & Desert StormWar, World II.
 
Location. 29° 57.536′ N, 90° 0.413′ 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

M1939 Automatic Air Defense G (61-K) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
2. M1939 Automatic Air Defense G (61-K) Marker
(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 markers are within walking distance of this marker. M561 "Gamma Goat" (a few steps from this marker); Skoda 37 mm Kanon P.U.V. vz 37.L/47.6 (a few steps from this marker); M1937 Anti-Tank Gun (a few steps from this marker); AZP S-60 Anti-Aircraft Gun (a few steps from this marker); M5 3 inch Anti-Tank Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); M1938 (M30) Field Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); M1897 "French 75" Field Artillery Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); D30 Howitzer (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 . . .  Geaux Guard Museum website. (Submitted on December 20, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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