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

M109A3 Self Propelled Medium Howitzer

United States

 

— 1963-Present —

 
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By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
1. M109A3 Self Propelled Medium Howitzer Marker
Inscription.  
Type: 155mm Self- Propelled Gun
Manufacturer: BAE Systems
Weight: 55,000 lbs (27.5 tons)
Armament: M185 155mm Howitzer, machine gun/grenade launcher
Rate/Range of Fire: 3-6 rounds per minute; 11 miles
Engine: Detroit Deisel 8V71T
Max Speed: 35 mph Operational Range: 216 miles
Crew: 6 (commander, driver, gunner and assistant, loaders)
Number Built: over 7,700

The M109 series was introduced in 1963 as the principle self-propelled artillery support for US Army Divisions and continual upgrades have made it the most widely used self- propelled howitzer outside the Soviet Union. The M109 saw service with the U.S. Army in the Vietnam and Gulf Wars, as well as in the Iraq War from 2003-2011. This model began production in 1976 and is the precursor to the M109A5+ “Paladins” still in service.

M109s were in use by the Louisiana National Guard 141st Field Artillery when they activated for Desert Storm in 1990 and again when deployed to Iraq in 2004.

SN: 676; Object ID# 611220
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military

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By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
2. M109A3 Self Propelled Medium Howitzer Marker
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Location. 29° 57.537′ N, 90° 0.361′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Chenault Boulevard near North Claiborne Avenue (Highway 39). 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. M60A1 "Patton" Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); M47 "Patton" Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); M59 Armored Personnel Carrier (within shouting distance of this marker); M42A1 "Duster" (within shouting distance of this marker); MT-LB (within shouting distance of this marker); D7-K Bulldozer (within shouting distance of this marker); M4A3 "Sherman Tank" (within shouting distance of this marker); M19A1 "Duster" (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 29, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 29, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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