M114 Towed 155mm Howitzer - Camp Ripley, Minnesota
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member 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
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCRAZY
Views: 3

Long Description:

From plaque:

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).

Data:

Caliber: 155mm
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

What type of artillery is this?: Towed howitzer

Where is this artillery located?: Military Grounds

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

Date artillery was in use: 1/1/1941

Artillery is no longer operational: yes

Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed

Cost?: Not Listed

Still may work: Not Listed

Are there any geocaches at this location?: Not listed

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