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Soviet M1931/37 122mm Field Gun

 
 
Soviet M1931/37 122mm Field Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
1. Soviet M1931/37 122mm Field Gun Marker
Inscription.  The Model 1931/37 was one of the Soviet Union's long range guns of World War II. The 122mm Field Gun M1931/37 (A-19) was composed of the tube of the 122mm Field Gun M 1931 mounted on the carriage of the 152mm Gun Howitzer M1937. This weapon proved well suited for attacking targets at long range, for knocking out enemy artillery batteries, or counter battery fire. The piece was towed by a wheeled or tracked vehicle utilizing a limber to support the end of the trails. The tube was moved back on the carriage while in transport to balance and shorten the load. The gun was anchored by large pins driven into the ground. The Germans captured several hundred of the M1931/37 and used them as the 12.2cm Kanone 290 (r) with 128 of them serving in coast defence. When production ended in 1946, 2,926 of these guns had been manufactured. Also known as the 122mm Corps Gun, M1931/1937 (A-19), it saw wide use in the Third World for several decades after World War. American troops encountered it during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

Caliber - 4.8 in. - 122 mm
Weight - 15,663 lbs. - 7,117 kg
Range - 22,832 yds. - 20,870 m
Shell Weigh
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- 55 lbs. - 25 kg
Muzzle Velocity - 2,625 ft/sec. - 800 m/sec.
Elevation - (-2 to 65 degrees) - (-35 to + 1,155 mils)
Travrse - 58 degrees - 1,030 mils
Rate of Fire - 5 to 6 rpm
CCN# 122521
 
Erected by U.S. Army Field Artillery Museum. (Marker Number 390.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1931.
 
Location. 34° 40.001′ N, 98° 23.146′ 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. U.S. M37 105mm Self-Propelled Howitzer (here, next to this marker); Japanese Type 41 75mm Regimental Gun (a few steps from this marker); U.S. M4 Lacrosse Missile (a few steps from this marker); U.S. JB-2 Loon Guided Missile (a few steps from this marker); Japanese Type 90 75mm Field Gun (a few steps from this marker); U.S. M1 240mm Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); XM-104 105mm Self-Propelled Gun
The Soviet M1931/37 122mm Field Gun and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
2. The Soviet M1931/37 122mm Field Gun and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. M21 4.5-inch Rocket Launcher (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 21, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
 
The Soviet M1931/37 122mm Field Gun image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
3. The Soviet M1931/37 122mm Field Gun
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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