8 Inch Self-Propelled Howitzer – Helton Howlan Park – Tallapoosa, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 33° 44.272 W 085° 15.910
16S E 660707 N 3734443
Quick Description: Located in Helton Howlan Park on US 78 just east of Tallapoosa, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/24/2008 12:33:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM5121
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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Long Description:
The plaque next to this Howitzer listed it as a Self-Propelled, 30MM (8 Inch) Howitzer. I believe it is actual the M110 8 inch (203 mm) Self-Propelled Howitzer.

The 8 inch (203 mm) Self-Propelled Howitzer M110 was the largest available self-propelled howitzer in the United States Army's inventory. It was deployed in division artillery in general support battalions and in separate corps- and Army-level battalions. Missions include general support, counterbattery fire, and suppression of enemy air defense systems. The M110 was exported to a number of countries and remains in service with three NATO member states, namely the Greek, Spanish and Turkish Armies.
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Information from the plaque located next to the Howitzer.

Self-Propelled, 30MM (8 Inch) (does not compute 8in = 203.2 MM)
Range-Approximately 10 Miles
Weight-Vehicle and Gun 62,500 Lbs.
Shell- Approximately 200 Lbs.
Rate of fire – 30 rounds per hour.

This Howitzer was used in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.
Location restrictions:
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