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I took several photos of this Canon de 155 C ( for Court-or "Short" Mle. 1917 at the Aberdeen Proving Ground Museum some years ago. This is the only one that survived.

I take it to be a Schneider Mod. 1917 howitzer, judging from the rubber-rimmed tires, an Italian example captured during WW2 . Any comments to the contrary would be appreciated..

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Without an image of the breech markings there is no way to tell whether the howitzer is of French or US manufacture

The USA made over 1000 of these howitzers. The M1918A1..A3 as the C17S was known, was the standard heavy field howitzer of the US Army well into WW2.

The rubber tires were common to both French and US made howitzers.

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Unfortunately that is the only photo that survived a fire which devastated the library (and museum) of our club some years ago.
I have never seen a pic of a French or U.S. 1917 how with those narrow rubber tires, though I've seen many with pnenumatic tires
Gunther



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Not sure if that's what you are looking for:
www.google.ch/search

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Pictures of this howitzer with narrow rubber rims inn its wheels rather than pneumatic tires.

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Brunner88 wrote:

Pictures of this howitzer with narrow rubber rims inn its wheels rather than pneumatic tires.


 There are quite a few available from the link above



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A bit of an "Off topic" , but I think you'll find thie Model 1917-look alike interesting: An Argentine Schneider 155 mm L.15 Howitzer modernized with pneumatic tires abd donated to the Bolivian Army. It is operated by the 5th Bolivian Artillery regiment. ( personally I find such non-military paint on a gun most unprofessional!)



-- Edited by Brunner88 on Saturday 18th of February 2017 03:41:38 PM

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A couple of photos of a Schneider mod. 1917 155 howitzer sent by a friend in Chile





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