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1945-54  U.S.A. M41 Howitzer Motor Carriage "Gorilla"

Armament:        1 - 155mm M1 howitzer
Armor:               9mm - 12mm
Engine:             Twin Cadillac, V-8 44T24 gas, 220 hp
Speed:              35 mph
Range:              100 miles
Crew:                5
Weight:             20.5 tons

In 1943, it was proposed to develop a SP 155mm howitzer. The chassis of the M24 Light Tank was used as part of the "combat team" approach adopted in 1944. The chassis was already developed for the M19 SP 40mm guns, the M41 howitzer 155mm and the M37 howitzer 105mm. The howitzer was placed on a pedestal in the rear surrounded by a thin shield. A heavy recoil spade was added to the rear. It was a good design, agile and simple to operate but offered little protection to the crew from the elements or enemy fire. A total of about 85 were built. It saw service in Korea.

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