M8 SP Howitzer
M37 SP 105mm
T92 SP 240mm
M43 SP Howitzer
M41 SP Howitzer
M42 SP AA
M44 SP Howitzer
1945- U.S.A. M40 Gun Motor Carriage "Long Tom"
Armament: 1 - 155mmM1A1 gun
12mm - 100mm
Continental, R975-C4, 9 cyl. radial, gas, 395 hp
After WWII, a newly designed SP 155mm GMC was required to replace the M12.
Two pilot models were made using the latest Sherman M4 chassis with HVSS
suspension, a wide 23" track carrying the powerful M1A1 155mm gun on a
pedestal mount. The gun was interchangeable with the 8" howitzer. A heavy
spade was attached to the rear to absorb recoil. Although crew protection was
minimal, it proved to be an excellent weapon. It was known by the nickname
"Long Tom" and was standardized as the M40 in 1945. It arrived in
Europe at the end of WWII and participated in the bombardment of Cologne. It
remained in service after WWII and served in the U.S. artillery in Korea
and by the French in Indochina. A total of 311 were built.