Boalsburg in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
M114A2 Towed 155mm Howitzer
Pennsylvania Military Museum
About the M114A2 Towed 155mm Howitzer
Weight: 12,750 lbs.
Caliber: 155 mm
Crew: 11 men
Maximum Range: 9.07 miles or 14.6 kilometers
Projectile Weight: 84.8 lbs.
Maximum rate of fire: 4 rounds per minute
Sustained rate of fire: 1 rounds per minute
Maximum elevation: 63 degrees
Location. 40° 46.797′ N, 77° 47.805′ W. Marker is in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on Old Boalsburg Road 0.1 miles north of Boal Avenue (U.S. 322), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located to the east of the parking area for the Pennsylvania Military Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Boalsburg PA 16827, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 112th Machine Gun Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarters Troop 28th Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 28th Division Shrine M4A1(76)W General Sherman Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); Ordnance QF, 4.5-inch Howitzer Mark II (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 103rd Engineers (about 400 feet away); M59 Armored Personnel Carrier (about 500 feet away); Coshocton Train Wreck (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boalsburg.
More about this marker. On the right quadrant of the marker are photos of the M114A2 Howitzer in service. One photo shows, A gun crew prepares a howitzer for action during the Korean War. Even with a mechanism designed to control the movement of the cannon, the gun can recoil up to five feet each time it is fired. The other photo shows A field artillery unit in North Korea digs in a battery of 155mm howitzers that have just been towed into position. Traversing and elevating handwheels assist the gun crew in aiming the 6 1/2 ton weapon.
Also see . . . History of the M114 Howitzer. Wikipedia article. (Submitted on June 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,734 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.