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Rock Island in Rock Island County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

USA T131, 280mm, Heavy Motorized Gun

Rock Island Arsenal

 
 
USA T131, 280mm, Heavy Motorized Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 8, 2007
1. USA T131, 280mm, Heavy Motorized Gun Marker
Inscription.  This is the experimental model of the M65 atomic cannon. Adapted in 1956 the cannon could fire both nuclear and conventional shells over a range of 18 miles.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 41° 31.062′ N, 90° 32.422′ W. Marker is in Rock Island, Illinois, in Rock Island County. Memorial is on Rodman Avenue. This cannon is in Rock Island Arsenal Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rock Island IL 61299, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. USA M102, 105mm, Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); 15-Inch Rodman Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Armstrong (approx. 1.3 miles away); Blackhawk Purchase Treaty Commemorative (approx. 1.9 miles away in Iowa); Marion G. Crandell (approx. 2.1 miles away in Iowa); Lincoln and the Black Hawk War (approx. 5.4 miles away); Historic Davenport / Interstate 80 Bridge (approx. 6 miles away in Iowa); Hero Street, U.S.A. (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rock Island.
 
USA T131, 280mm, Heavy Motorized Gun image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 6, 2000
2. USA T131, 280mm, Heavy Motorized Gun
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Entrance to the Rock Island Arsenal Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 6, 2000
3. Entrance to the Rock Island Arsenal Museum
Inside the Rock Island Arsenal Musuem image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 6, 2000
4. Inside the Rock Island Arsenal Musuem
Inside the Rock Island Arsenal Musuem image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 6, 2000
5. Inside the Rock Island Arsenal Musuem
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 19, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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