6-inch field howitzer M-1908

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6 inch Field Howitzer Model of 1908
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M1908 at the U.S. Army Field Artillery Museum, Ft. Sill, OK
Type Heavy howitzer
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service 1908?-1925?
Used by United States
Wars World War I
Production history
Designer Bethlehem Steel
Number built 100+
Specifications
Calibre 6 in (152.4 mm)
Elevation -5° to 45°
Traverse
Maximum firing range 6,700 yards (6,125 m)

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.

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