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3 Inch Mark 33 Deck Gun - Mesa, AZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member simpjkee
N 33° 27.165 W 111° 44.119
12S E 431661 N 3701722
Quick Description: This 3 inch Mark 33 deck gun is on display at the Arizona Wing - Commemorative Air Force Aircraft Museum in Mesa, AZ.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 4/20/2010 10:15:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM8MVW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy
Views: 22

Long Description:
This static artillery display is of a 3 inch Mark 33 deck gun. It was originally mounted on the USS Guam for aircraft defense. It has the ability to fire 50 rounds a minute. The USS Guam served in the Carribean and in 1966 was used to recovery astronauts from the Gemini II space mission.

The artillery display is open to the public 24 hours everyday. It is located in front of the Arizona Wing - Commemorative Air Force Aircraft Museum. The museum is located on the Northeast corner of Greenfield and McKellips Roads in Mesa, AZ.
What type of artillery is this?: 3 Inch Mark 33 Deck Gun

Where is this artillery located?: Other

What military of the world used this device?: United States Navy

Date artillery was in use: 8/2/1966

Parking location to view this Waymark: N 33° 27.169 W 111° 44.136

Cost?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Artillery is no longer operational: no

Still may work: no

Are there any geocaches at this location?:
Yes ;)


Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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