By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

M107 Self Propelled Howitzer - Yuma, AZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member linkys
N 32° 49.683 W 114° 23.454
11S E 744237 N 3635240
Quick Description: M107 Self Propelled Howitzer on display at Warren E Brooks historical exhibit adjacent to the Yuma Proving Ground.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 1/6/2010 11:25:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM810Z
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 7

Long Description:
Long range firing capability mobile field piece that was particularly effective during the Vietnam War. The 175 mm gun is in unprotected mount towards rear of hull, which has large spade at rear that is raised for traveling and used to absorb and redirect the weapon's tremendous recoil.

During testing the ground speed of the M107 was measured at 50 mph. That, paired with the open loading area, gave it the ability to fire and then rapidly move to another location, preventing the enemy from getting a lock on its position.

The M107 was the last Self Propelled “Gun” (high velocity, low trajectory, long range) in the U.S. Army inventory. Though retired from the US Army in the late 1970s, it continues to see use in many armies around the world.
Location restrictions:
Located just west of US 95 on Imperial Dam Road, it is free and readily accessible to the public with no restrictions other than climbing on the equipment is prohibited.


Visit Instructions:

1.) Only log the places you physically visit.
2.) Please submit a photo(s) taken by you of your visit to the location (non-copyrighted photos only). GPS photos are also accepted with the location in the background, and old vacation photos are accepted. If you are not able to provide a photo, then please describe your visit or give a story about the visit
3.) Please provide any additional information about the equipment you may have that is not listed in the waymark's description.

 

Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Military Ground Equipment Displays
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
philbeer visited M107 Self Propelled Howitzer - Yuma, AZ 8/17/2013 philbeer visited it
Poehunters visited M107 Self Propelled Howitzer - Yuma, AZ 8/17/2013 Poehunters visited it
shell1fish visited M107 Self Propelled Howitzer - Yuma, AZ 2/11/2013 shell1fish visited it
AZTech visited M107 Self Propelled Howitzer - Yuma, AZ 2/27/2011 AZTech visited it
3rd times the charm visited M107 Self Propelled Howitzer - Yuma, AZ 1/4/2011 3rd times the charm visited it

View all visits/logs