Squadron Book: 155mm Long Tom Gun in Action - 277 photographs
155mm Long Tom Gun in Action
Squadron Signal Books
by David Doyle.
The 'Long Tom' or more properly, the '155mm gun M1A1 with M1A1 carriage and M5 limber', and the related 8-inch howitzer M1 formed the backbone of the U.S. Army's heavy field artillery during World War II and Korea. These towed artillery weapons initially used the Mack NO 7½-ton 6x6 as a prime mover, which was augmented by the M4 high-speed tractor during the later stages of the Second World War. With ranges of just over 14 miles for the gun, and 10½ miles for the howitzer, the duo served for many more years - with an associated change in the prime mover, to the M125 10-ton 6x6. This 80-page book documents the development and deployment of these iconic weapons, as well as their prime movers and caissons through 227 archival photos.