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I.D. the big gun in this photo?
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https://theworldwar.pastperfectonline.com/photo/48988F5D-2B8B-4C66-9E39-528396624280



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I think it's a BL 9.2inch howitzer. The were made under licence by Bethlehem Steel although none of the US built guns were delivered to the US Army before the Armistice.

The AEF had 44 BL 9.2inch in service in France, either from British production or redirected from Bethlehem production for British orders.

The remaining howitzers were removed from US Army service in 1926 and the howitzers stored but eventually scrapped. I think the front tow vehicle is a Holt 75 (15-ton Artillery Tractor) [the steering wheel assembly isn't visible in this image] and the smaller vehicle at the rear is a Model 1917 5-ton Artillery Tractor. 

Regards,

Charlie

 



-- Edited by CharlieC on Tuesday 14th of July 2020 07:25:34 PM



-- Edited by CharlieC on Tuesday 14th of July 2020 07:29:47 PM

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That will do me, Charles. I thank you.



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