M114 Towed 155mm Howitzer - Camp Ripley, Minnesota
Posted by: BruceS
N 46° 04.859 W 094° 20.847
15T E 395816 N 5103927
Quick Description: Towed howitzer located in front of the Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley near Little Falls, Minnesota.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 9/24/2011 8:42:13 AM
Waymark Code: WMCN6J
M114 Towed Howitzer, Medium, 155mm
The M114 towed howitzer entered Army service in 1941 as the M1 howitzer but its roots go back to the M1918 of World War One that, in turn, was based on the French M1917. It has a split-trail carriage that can be opened into a "V" for stability. About 4,800 M114s were built, and it continues to be used by the US Army. A later version (the M114A1) has a slightly different carriage and most M114A1s have since been retrofitted with a longer 20-foot barrel (designated the M114A2).
Weight: 12,786 lb
Rate of fire:
Sustained: 1 round per minute
Maximum: 2 rounds per 1/2 minute, 8 rounds per 4 minutes, 16 rounds per 10 minutes
Range using conventional ammunition: 9.07 miles