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M110 Howitzer

 
 
M110 Howitzer Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2017
1. M110 Howitzer Marker
Inscription.

The M110 203mm self-propelled howitzer, commonly known as the 8-inch, first entered service with the US Army in 1963. The M110A2 variant presently displayed included the longer M201 cannon tube of the M110A1 model and the double-baffled muzzle brake added in the A2 version. The M110A2 was the largest caliber self-propelled howitzer in the Army inventory and was designed to provide general support to ground maneuver forces, to include tactical nuclear ammunition. The M110A2 had an authorized crew of 12. The howitzer itself transported only two 200-pound projectiles and five men, while the rest of the ammunition and seven crewmen traveled aboard a tracked M548 ammunition carrier. The M110A2 weighed over 26 tons, had a top speed of 45mph, and could fire extremely accurately out to 20 miles. It was generally regarded as the most accurate artillery system ever in the Army inventory. Built by Bowen-McLauchlin-York of York, Pennsylvania, there were over 1,000 M110A2 howitzers in the Army inventory in the early 1990[s] before the weapon was phased out of service in favor of the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System. The first unit of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard to field the M110 howitzer was Battery D, 1st Battalion, 109th Field Artillery in Wilkes-Barre in April 1963. The 1st Battalion, 108th Field Artillery fired the last 8-inch

M110 Howitzer and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2017
2. M110 Howitzer and Marker
round in 1992.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum.
 
Location. 40° 25.947′ N, 76° 34.176′ W. Marker is in Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is at the intersection of Fisher Avenue and Clement Avenue/Wiley Road, on the left when traveling east on Fisher Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annville PA 17003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M42 Duster (a few steps from this marker); M578 LRV (a few steps from this marker); Third Armored Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Clyde Grubb Lester Baver (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Smolik Bob Pacios (within shouting distance of this marker); M915A1 Line Haul Tractor (within shouting distance of this marker); M2/M59 Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint-Avold Tribute to 3rd American Army (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Indiantown Gap.
 
Also see . . .
1. M110 203-mm Self-Propelled Howitzer. (Submitted on February 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. M110 Howitzer. (Submitted on February 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum
M110 Howitzer image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2017
3. M110 Howitzer
. (Submitted on February 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. War, 1st Iraq & Desert StormWar, ColdWar, VietnamWars, Non-US
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 246 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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