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I thought I would share a few photos of my US 155mm Howitzer being blank fired at a Military show here in England. I hope you enjoy the pictures icon_biggrin.gif

 

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Stuart

 

Always looking for 155mm Howitzer parts, tools and general Artillery equipment from WW2, Korea and Vietnam.

 

"Artillery Brings Dignity to What Would Otherwise Be Just A Vulgar Brawl by the Infantry"

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Wow!!!

 

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Looks great Stuart!. I still have those crates etc for you here and I'll be at Malvern in November if you're going?.

 

Matt.

Collecting WWII and pre-war Air Corps items-Unit Histories,Uniforms,Medals and Groupings.

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Looks great Stuart!. I still have those crates etc for you here and I'll be at Malvern in November if you're going?.

 

Matt.

Hi Matt,

Yes i'll be there, I'll contact you soon regarding collection.

 

Glad you like the pictures :D

Regards

Stuart

 

Always looking for 155mm Howitzer parts, tools and general Artillery equipment from WW2, Korea and Vietnam.

 

"Artillery Brings Dignity to What Would Otherwise Be Just A Vulgar Brawl by the Infantry"

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Now there's a lawn decoration that not only looks nice, it's functional and fun! :) Great photography!

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You've all heard of "The Big Bang"....well that was it! Great stuff!!

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I had no idea guns like this were out there and in England no less! Please post a video on youtube!

 

You'd be surprised at what we have "over here"! ;)

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

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I had no idea guns like this were out there and in England no less! Please post a video on youtube!

 

Yes we are well protected in my corner of little England, a mate of mine has a Priest, Hetzer and 155mm long tom about 9 miles from me, there is also a British 25pdr, 40mm Bofors and a polsten Anti Aircraft gun all within 10 miles of me in the other direction. So we cant have hand guns but we can own the big stuff :D

 

I'm waiting for a friend of mine to upload some video clips, will let you know as soon as he does

 

Thanks for the interest

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Stuart

 

Always looking for 155mm Howitzer parts, tools and general Artillery equipment from WW2, Korea and Vietnam.

 

"Artillery Brings Dignity to What Would Otherwise Be Just A Vulgar Brawl by the Infantry"

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Outstanding! Did you set the grass on fire? Its required here in the states to start a grass fire when firing cannon. Insteresting laws your country has. Can't own a functional M1 Garand but its ok to have a modern cannon.

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Great action images!

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The same 155mm in a VN diorama setting which I photographed at the recent "War & Peace" show here in the UK.

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Cont'd...

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Outstanding! Did you set the grass on fire? Its required here in the states to start a grass fire when firing cannon. Insteresting laws your country has. Can't own a functional M1 Garand but its ok to have a modern cannon.

 

The Grass was ok this time, might not be so lucky next time though :D Yes thats it, cant own a live M1 Garand but can own a live Howitzer

Regards

Stuart

 

Always looking for 155mm Howitzer parts, tools and general Artillery equipment from WW2, Korea and Vietnam.

 

"Artillery Brings Dignity to What Would Otherwise Be Just A Vulgar Brawl by the Infantry"

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What kind of restrictions do you have on the cannon? Good chamber / demilled barrel? Chamber has to be modified?

 

Howitzer is untouched and exactly the same as the day it was made, no mods at all

Regards

Stuart

 

Always looking for 155mm Howitzer parts, tools and general Artillery equipment from WW2, Korea and Vietnam.

 

"Artillery Brings Dignity to What Would Otherwise Be Just A Vulgar Brawl by the Infantry"

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Awesome piece-would love to see a video. How big is your "normal" powder charge? Many thanks for sharing

Looking for: Fourth/ Seventh Rhode Island Infantry items


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As a matter of interest, do you tow it behind a prime-mover or put it on a low-loader and cover it with a tarp? Do the boys in blue ever get "curious"?!

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Well, that is one on us. A cannon like that would be considered a destructive device and fired like you are would earn you as much prison time as if you had a M1 Garand at Piccadilly Circus conducting manual of arms drills. Hats off to ya!

 

That's the joys of the Laws in England :D

Regards

Stuart

 

Always looking for 155mm Howitzer parts, tools and general Artillery equipment from WW2, Korea and Vietnam.

 

"Artillery Brings Dignity to What Would Otherwise Be Just A Vulgar Brawl by the Infantry"

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Awesome piece-would love to see a video. How big is your "normal" powder charge? Many thanks for sharing

 

The Civil war re-enactors use between 10 - 20 grams of Black powder per shot in their cannons, I'm using between 1.5Kg - 2 Kg (3 lb - 4lb) per shot, a big difference but its worth it.

Regards

Stuart

 

Always looking for 155mm Howitzer parts, tools and general Artillery equipment from WW2, Korea and Vietnam.

 

"Artillery Brings Dignity to What Would Otherwise Be Just A Vulgar Brawl by the Infantry"

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As a matter of interest, do you tow it behind a prime-mover or put it on a low-loader and cover it with a tarp? Do the boys in blue ever get "curious"?!

 

 

Hi,

I tow it around with this, gets a bit interesting driving it around some of the small roads.

 

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Never had any trouble with the police, lots of looking and then they just drive off. They may treat me different if I head into the heart of London with it???

Regards

Stuart

 

Always looking for 155mm Howitzer parts, tools and general Artillery equipment from WW2, Korea and Vietnam.

 

"Artillery Brings Dignity to What Would Otherwise Be Just A Vulgar Brawl by the Infantry"

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