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75 mm Pack Howitzer on M8 Carriage

 
 
75 mm Pack Howitzer on M8 Carriage Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 11, 2022
1. 75 mm Pack Howitzer on M8 Carriage Marker
Inscription.  
Gun Service: 1927-Present (ceremonial)
Carriage Type: Box Trail
Wheels: Steel (Rheumatic Tires)
Length: 12 Feet
Height: 3 Feet
Armament: 1 x75 mm gun barrel
Range: 5 miles
Crew: 6 personnel
Width: 3 Feet 9 Inches
Weight: 1,439 Pounds
Ammunition: HE High Explosive, HEAT-T, Smoke, Chemical, Practice, Blank

The 75 mm Pack Howitzer was first adopted by the U.S. Army in 1927. It was known as a Pack Howitzer because it could be broken down into six components and transported by a team of mules. This enabled the howitzer to be employed in rugged terrain that was unaccessible by wheeled vehicles. The gun's mobility was greatly enhanced by placing it on the M8 carriage which allowed it to be airmobile by both parachute and glider. The 75 mm first saw action in the Philippines in 1942. The howitzer later saw service in the Italian Campaign and throughout the Western Front. The 75 mm Pack Howitzer continues to serve the Missouri National Guard in a ceremonial role. Its current designation is the M120 Pack Howitzer.
 
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War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
 
Location. 38° 32.94′ N, 92° 4.348′ W. Marker is in Jefferson City, Missouri, in Cole County. Marker can be reached from Logistics Road north of No More Victims Road. Marker is outside the Missouri Military Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2409 Logistics Rd, Jefferson City MO 65101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. F-15 Eagle Fighter (a few steps from this marker); M551 Sheridan Tank (a few steps from this marker); M901 ITV "Hammer Head" (a few steps from this marker); Spanish-American War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedom Corner (approx. 4.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); Jefferson City National Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson City.
 
Regarding 75 mm Pack Howitzer on M8 Carriage. A photo I.D. is required to view the marker outside the museum because it is at a military site.
 
75 mm Pack Howitzer on M8 Carriage Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 11, 2022
2. 75 mm Pack Howitzer on M8 Carriage Marker
Outside the Missouri Military Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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