M38A1 with 106 mm Recoilless Rifle - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 25.003 W 075° 43.025
18T E 443894 N 5029494
Quick Description: This M38A1 Jeep, with 106 mm Recoilless Rifle, is located in the Lebreton Gallery of the Canadian War Museum, in Ottawa, Ontario.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 6/10/2019 9:02:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM10QCB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
From an information panel on site:

M38A1 with 106 mm Recoilless Rifle

This M38A1, an upgraded version of the 1940's Jeep, carries a 106 mm recoilless rifle that could be used against tanks and other targets.

Mounting this weapon on a vehicle greatly increased its mobility, and allowed it to move quickly after firing. When fired, it created a large cloud of smoke, dust, and flame which gave away the gun's position. Canadian soldiers trained to "shoot and scoot", relocating rapidly after firing to escape enemy retaliation.

From the Canadian War Museum Website:

The M38A1, an upgraded version of the 1940s Jeep, saw action during the Korean War. A waterproof electrical system and other features allowed it to cross shallow riverbeds with the engine completely submerged. This one carries a 106mm recoilless rifle.

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Location restrictions:
Museum Hours and Fees: April 29 to September 2, 2019 Monday to Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours subject to change. Statutory holidays falling within this period follow the above hours of operation. September 3, 2019 to March 31, 2020 Monday to Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fees: Adults $17 - Seniors $15 and students $13 Free on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Parking on the street in proximity to the museum as well as on the grounds of the museum is available for a fee. A parking garage is also available on site.


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