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    Default Spotted a cannon? while getting gas for my bobbed deuce

    I was driving back from a show Saturday and stopped by to get some diesel for my bobbed deuce and saw parked behind a gas station this cannon on a semi trailer. I went in and ask about it and they said that someone dropped off the trailer and they don't know who or why it is parked there? Looks like the real thing to me!

    Anyone know what it is?

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    That thing would look awsome behind my M35
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    It sure would. But it looks a little tongue heavy to me. I wonder if a deuce could handle it? It's huge!

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    You didn't see it.
    No such thing exists.
    It WAS NOT THERE.
    Do you understand???????


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    That explains why my XM818 suddenly had power after stopping there for a rest! lol
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    I TOLD that rascal to park it in the woods...not in the Hood!!!!
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    That looks like one of the newer type Marine's 155MM cannon. Saw this type on Gunny's " Lock & Load ". Got some dummy's for it and would look good in front of my shop....LOL. Matter of fact...should have declared it 'salvage',backed up the 'duce and off-loaded and hauled it home. Great yard ornament....
    Last edited by L999here; 08-23-2010 at 15:41. Reason: ....haul it home

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    I presume that she's in the "transport configuration" and that when deployed the barrel would be rotated 180 degrees so that the tongue would be the stabilizer. Also "expanded" for towing to use the barrel as a counterweight, thus reducing tongue weight/loading by shifting the center of gravity over the axle. Notice that in the "compressed configuration" the muzzle hangs beyond the lunette and would prevent towing with a duece, 5-ton, or anything else with a tailgate or box overhanging the pintle hook.

    These are just observations.... and presumptions... Any confirmation or counterpoints out there ? ? ? ?

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    Looks like the M198 155mm howitzer that is being phased out and replaced by the M777.
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    Elwenil is correct. Here is some info on Military.com

    M198 155mm Towed Howitzer

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