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M3A1 37 mm Anti-Tank Gun

 
 
M3A1 37 mm Anti-Tank Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2012
1. M3A1 37 mm Anti-Tank Gun Marker
Inscription.  
Crew: 4-6
Armament: 37 mm gun
Weight: 950 lbs
Range: 12,800 yds
The M3A1 is a light anti-tank weapon developed in 1937 and introduced in 1940. Production was terminated as a result of poor performance during the North African campaign.
 
Erected by United States Army.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
 
Location. 39° 3.771′ N, 96° 46.926′ W. Marker is in Fort Riley, Kansas, in Geary County. Marker is on the vehicle static display area adjacent to the U.S. Cavalry Museum, at the east end of the Parade Field, and between Custer and Sheridan Avenues. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 Henry Avenue, Fort Riley KS 66442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (a few steps from this marker); M36 Tank Destroyer (a few steps from this marker); M24 Chaffee Light Tank (a few steps from this marker); M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank (a few steps from this marker); M5 Stuart Light Tank
M3A1 37 mm Anti-Tank Gun and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2012
2. M3A1 37 mm Anti-Tank Gun and Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage (within shouting distance of this marker); Ogden Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); M3 Personnel Carrier Half-Track (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Riley.
 
Also see . . .  37 mm Gun M3. Military Wikipedia entry (Submitted on December 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
M3A1 37 mm Anti-Tank Gun image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2012
3. M3A1 37 mm Anti-Tank Gun
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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