Fort Sill in Comanche County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
U.S. M40 155mm Gun Motor Carriage
Caliber - 6.1 in. - 155 mm
Weight - 80,000 lb. - 40,640 kg
Range - 25,715 yd. - 23,514 m
Shell Weight - 94.7 lb. - 42.96 kg
Muzzle Velocity - 2,899 ft/sec. - 883 m/sec.
Elevation - (-5 to + 45 degrees)
Traverse - 36 degrees - 640 mils
Rate of Fire - 1 rpm - Crew 8
Maximum Speed - 24 mph - 38.6 kph
Cruising Range - 100 miles - 161 km
Engine - Continental R975 9-cylinder radial gasoline, 960 hp
Erected by U.S. Army Field Artillery Museum. (Marker Number 361.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Korean • War, World II. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1944.
Location. 34° 39.984′ N, 98° 23.131′ W. Marker is in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in Comanche County. Marker is at the intersection of Corral Road and Randolph Road, on the right when traveling west on Corral Road. The marker is located in the central section of Artillery Park at the U.S. Army Field Artillery Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Sill OK 73503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Italian Semovente M149/40 Self-Propelled Gun (here, next to this marker); German 210mm Howitzer 18 (a few steps from this marker); Soviet M1938 122mm Field Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); Japanese Type 90 75mm Field Gun (a few steps from this marker); Soviet M1931 203mm Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); French GPF 155mm Gun, Model of 1917U.S. M1A1 Cannon and M3A1 Carriage Transport Wagons (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. M1 240mm Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Sill.
More about this marker. Marker and Museum are located on Fort Sill, an active U.S. military installation. The museum is open to the public, but appropriate identification is required for access for Fort Sill.
Also see . . . U.S. Army Artillery Museum. (Submitted on September 20, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.