The 6 inch Field Howitzer, Model of 1908 was the standard American heavy howitzer before World War I. Approximately one hundred of these weapons had been produced before 1917 and all were employed for training stateside. For combat use in France Canon de 155 C mle 1917 Schneider were purchased. All surviving weapons were retired during the 1920s.
It is unique among American artillery weapons in that it has the recoil cylinder situated above the barrel.