Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 07:56 AM UTC
For release late this month is a new title from David Doyle.
From the author: The "Long Tom", or more properly, the "155mm gun M1A1 with M1A1 carriage and M5 limber," and the related 8-inch howitzer M1 formed the backbone of the U.S. Army's heavy field artillery during World War II and Korea. These towed artillery weapons initially used the Mack NO 7½-ton 6x6 as a prime mover, which was augmented by the M4 high-speed tractor during the later stages of World War II. With ranges of just over 14 miles for the gun, and 10½ miles for the howitzer, the duo served for many more years - with an associated change in the prime mover, to the M125 10-ton 6x6.
155mm Long Tom & 8-inch Howitzer in Action contains 227 archival photos spread over 80 pages. The book presents the development and deployment of these weapons, as well as their prime movers and caissons.
The book is now available for pre-order, with a release date of late December 2017.
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