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French M1917 155mm Howitzer

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Randy Harvey [HARV] found this World War One French M1917 155mm Howitzer on display in Forsyth, MT. He generously provides us with 20 images of the big field piece.

About the Author

About Randy Harvey (HARV)
FROM: WYOMING, UNITED STATES

I have been in the modeling hobby off and on since my youth. I build mostly 1/35 scale. However I work in other scales for aircraft, ships and the occasional civilian car kit. I also kit bash and scratch-build when the mood strikes. I mainly model WWI and WWII figures, armor, vehic...


Comments

Randy, your photos really show off the casting and engraving marks. Great resource, these photos.
JAN 07, 2017 - 09:38 AM
Thank you Fred and thank you for posting these. I took these back around 2006 I believe. The howitzer sits outside of the courthouse building there. It is a very small town, population of around 1,700, and so it is odd to me that this large howitzer ended up there. Like with a lot of my pictures back in those days, all I did for a camera was buy the disposable ones. So, the pictures arenít as good as I would like them to be. Hopefully some of our French speaking members wouldn't mind translating the wording in a couple of the pictures. Thank you, Randy
JAN 07, 2017 - 12:08 PM
The German army in North Africa (among other places) used these guns to good effect with many then being recaptured by the Allied forces there.
JAN 08, 2017 - 06:11 AM
First wording means "a well maintained gun is worth two guns" Second means "take care of my (recoil) brakes "
JAN 08, 2017 - 07:55 AM
Didn't these have wooden wheels in WW1?
JAN 11, 2017 - 05:23 AM
Thank you Olivier. I appreciate the assistance. Randy
JAN 11, 2017 - 02:45 PM
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