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Vincennes in Knox County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Sexton Mark II

 
 
Sexton Mark II Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, July 23, 2021
1. Sexton Mark II Marker
Inscription.  This WWII self-propelled artillery vehicle is built on the American Sherman tank hull. It was manufactured in Canada for the British Army, associated Commonwealth forces, and its Allies. It was developed to give the British Army a mobile artillery gun using their Ordnance QF 25 pounder howitzer. It replaced the US built M7 Priest in 1943 in order to standardize ammunition requirement for British Forces. A total of 2026 were built by wars end.

Length - 20'3"
Width - 9'
Height - 6'11"
Weight - 56900 lbs.
Max. Speed - 25 MPH
Range - 125 mi.
Main armament - QF 25 pounder Mk II (87.6 mm)
Secondary armament - 2 x 0.303 (7.7 mm) Bren LMG
Crew - 6
Powered - Continental 975 9 cylinder Radial
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1943.
 
Location. 38° 40.368′ N, 87° 32.259′ W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Marker can be reached from South 6th Street Road west of Willow Street (Business U.S. 41). Marker is on the grounds of Indiana Military
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Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 779 S 6th Street Rd, Vincennes IN 47591, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M3 Halftrack (a few steps from this marker); M-8 Armored Car (a few steps from this marker); M2A1, 105mm Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom (within shouting distance of this marker); M-114 (within shouting distance of this marker); MiG-17F (within shouting distance of this marker); M1 57mm Antitank Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); M-211 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vincennes.
 
Sexton Mark II Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, July 23, 2021
2. Sexton Mark II Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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