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U.S. Army 3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun

 
 
U.S. Army 3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 23, 2011
1. U.S. Army 3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun Marker
Inscription.  The 3 inch antitank gun was deployed during WWII. Hundreds of these guns were used by American troops in Europe and the Pacific during the war.
Range: 16,100 yards max. 1,000 yards antitank range.
The U.S. 1st Army and 3rd Army in Europe had over 300 of these antitank guns in used during World War II. Between D-Day and V-E Day over 400,000 rounds were fired by M5 antitank guns in battle in the European Theater of Operations.
All M5 gun barrels were manufactured at the Watervliet Arsenal.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
 
Location. 42° 43.671′ N, 73° 42.086′ W. Marker is in Watervliet, New York, in Albany County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 16th Street and 2nd Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located in Watervliets' Memorial Park, across the street from the Watervliet Post Office. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Watervliet NY 12189, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peter J. Dalessandro (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Those Who Served (a few steps
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from this marker); The Nalle Rescue (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meneely Foundry (about 600 feet away); Meneely Bell Foundry (about 600 feet away); North Dutch Reformed Church Bell (about 600 feet away); Saint Patrick's Church Bell (about 600 feet away); Civil War Parrott Rifle (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watervliet.
 
U.S. Army 3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun & Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 23, 2011
2. U.S. Army 3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun & Marker
U.S. Army 3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun & Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 23, 2011
3. U.S. Army 3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun & Marker
3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun Serial Number image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 23, 2011
4. 3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun Serial Number
Gun Number stamped on the top of the receiver:
GUN 3 INCH M-5 NO 18938
ORD DEPT USA
THE VILTER MFG CO 1944
1600 LBS INSPACR
U.S. Army 3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 16, 2011
5. U.S. Army 3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun
The M5 Antitank Gun is near the Veterans Park roll call monuments.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,049 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 5, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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