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155-mm M59

Country of Origin: USA


The U.S. M59 is an excellent 155-mm towed gun that is still in limited service. It is no longer in U.S. service.

It was originally designated M1 in 1938, following almost two decades of development from a French artillery piece. The M1, popularly known as the "Long Tom," was redesignated the M59 in 1946.

The M59 uses the same carriage as the M115 8-inch howitzer. The carriage rides on a two-axle, eight-wheel bogie with large equilabrators on each side of the barrel. For firing, a...

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