Big Gun




 
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March 4th, 2008  
Chukpike
 

Topic: Big Gun


Anyone identify this?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chukpike/2308783959/
July 7th, 2008  
Jack
 
 
Looks to me like a replica of an old Russian? tank course it could easily just be some made up tank
July 7th, 2008  
senojekips
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack
Looks to me like a replica of an old Russian? tank course it could easily just be some made up tank
Jack, I think that the lettering USMC on the side would safely preclude that.
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July 7th, 2008  
84RFK
 
 
Ah, self propelled artillery of some kind.

The "blade" in the rear end is a giveaway, those making replica's doesn't bother to attach those.
July 7th, 2008  
Team Infidel
 
 
This is a US M55 203mm. Vietnam era SP Artillery system.
July 7th, 2008  
SHERMAN
 
 
positve idea as OSWS(old shitty weapon system)...yeah looks like an M109 with deformeties...
July 8th, 2008  
A Can of Man
 
 
Must have shot one hell of a round.
July 8th, 2008  
Chukpike
 
This is actually a M53 155 Millimeter Self-Propelled Field Artillery Gun.

Built 1952-1956. The Marines retained a number of M53's and gave them up in the early 70's. This vehicle carried twenty 155mm rounds.

Stats. Max range 16,355 yards. Weight 96,000 pounds; Power Continental V12 gas, 704hp engine; Range 160 miles; Manufacture Pacific Car and Foundry.
 


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