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155-mm Model 50

Country of Origin: France


The French 155- mm Model 50 howitzer was developed soon after the end of World War II. The gun was also license-built in Sweden as the Bofors 15.5-cm F1.

The Model 50 is mounted on a large four-wheel carriage that has a circular firing jack under the front axle.

The gun's elevation, traversing and recoil geometry is complicated. The barrel and breech recoil within the gun cradle, the cradle trunions pivot vertically in relation to the upper mounting, and the upper mounting swivels...

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