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(Moved) Model 1902 Field Gun - Oklahoma City, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 35° 30.489 W 097° 28.421
14S E 638417 N 3930468
Quick Description: On display at the 45th Infantry Division Museum
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 9/21/2010 10:35:41 AM
Waymark Code: WM9QX0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy
Views: 9

Long Description:
UPDATE: 10/20/2016 - It has been reported that this gun has been restored and is now on display inside the museum, in the "Supporting Forces" hall in the southwest part of the building.

The plaque reads: "3" Field Gun U.S. Army Model 1902 1905-1917"

The gun is on display in front of the 45th Infantry Division Museum at 2145 N.E. 36th Street in Oklahoma City. There are numerous outside military display items on the grounds, as well as a large, complete military musseum in the old armory.

Hours of Museum:
Tues-Fri: 9:00-4:15
Sat: 10:00-4:15
Sun: 1:00-4:15
Admission is free, however, donations are appreciated.

[From Wikipedia]
The M1902, a.k.a. M1905 3-inch gun (76.2mm) was the U.S. Army’s first steel, rifled, breech loading, quick-firing field gunThe features of rifling, breech loading and springs to absorb the gun's recoil and quickly return it to the firing position combined to improve the range, accuracy, and rate of fire of the gun, allowing it to be used more effectively in operations with infantry. These new capabilities allowed the gun to provide accurate indirect fire on targets not in a direct line of sight, which provided crucial firepower for infantry attacks. It was also one of the first artillery guns to have an armored shield to protect the crew from small arms fire.

General Pershing brought several of the guns with him during the Mexican Punitive Expedition in 1916-17 but they were not fired in combat.

The M1902/5 was used from 1905-1917. During World War I, the Army used the French 75s instead of the M1902s, which were mostly kept in the United States for training. Very few of the M1902s were used in combat in Europe. They were phased out of active service in the 1920s.

The gun fired 3 inches (76 mm) Shrapnel or Explosive Shells that weighed 15 Pounds[1]. It had a muzzle velocity of 1,700 ft/s (520 m/s) with an effective range of 6,500 yards (5,900 m), and a maximum range of 8,500 yards (7,800 m). The maximum rate of fire was 15 rounds per minute.
What type of artillery is this?: 3" Field Gun

Where is this artillery located?: Other

What military of the world used this device?: U.S.

Are there any geocaches at this location?:
Yes


Date artillery was in use: Not listed

Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

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Artillery is no longer operational: Not Listed

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