Chart of Towed Artillery

Towed artillery is a highly mobile component of ground units' firepower. Pulled behind a prime mover such as a truck or tractor, towed artillery works in conjunction with self-propelled guns to achieve the combination of mobility, readiness, range and rate of fire needed by the commander. Towed artillery ranges from small, lightweight guns to very heavy calibers.

M116 75mm Pack Howitzer salute fired by Headquarters and Service Battery (HSB), 3-17 FA Bn, Ft Lewis, WA, 28 May 2007 (Memorial Day)
M116 75mm Pack Howitzer salute fired by Headquarters & Service Battery (HSB), 3-17 FA Bn, Ft Lewis, WA, 28 May 2007 (Memorial Day). Photo: Courtesy of Ed Leavitt.

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Chart of Towed Artillery

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In this chart of towed artillery, click on the photo link to go to the page of photos and information for the specific gun.

Vehicle Description Photo Link
  Less than 105mm Guns  
M3 37mm Antitank Gun
Used extensively early in WW II, longer in Pacific theater against lighter Japanese armor.
M3 37mm Antitank Gun
M1 57mm Antitank Gun M1 57mm Antitank Gun
M1A1 75mm Pack Howitzer
Also known as M1920, M1922 or M116.
M1A1 75mm Pack Howitzer
M1897 or M2 75mm U.S. Army Field Gun, M1897 or M2 75mm U.S. Army Field Gun, M1897 or M2
M5 3-inch Antitank Gun 3-inch Antitank Gun M5
  105mm Howitzers  
M-101
M2
Howitzer, Light, Towed: 105 mm, M-101 and M-101A1 (M2 until 1962) Howitzer, Light, Towed: 105 mm, M-101 and M-101A1
M-3 105mm Howitzer M3 105mm Howitzer M
M-102 Howitzer, Light, Towed: 105 mm, M-102 Howitzer, Light, Towed: 105 mm, M-102
M-119 Howitzer, Light, Towed: 105 mm, M-119 Howitzer, Light, Towed: 105 mm, M-119
  155mm Howitzers and Guns  
M1918 155mm Howitzer, Model 1918 (Schneider) 155mm Howitzer, Model 1918 (Schneider)
M1A2 155mm Howitzer, redesignated M114 Howitzer after WW II M1A2 155mm Howitzer, redesignated M114 Howitzer after WW II
M2 M1 M2 M59 155mm Towed Field Gun, "Long Tom" M1 M2 M59 155mm Towed Field Gun, Long Tom
M114 155mm Howitzer based on the WW II M1 Howitzer 155mm Howitzer M114
M198 155mm Towed Howitzer M198 155mm Towed Howitzer
M777 Lightweight 155mm Towed Howitzer M777 Lightweight 155mm Towed Howitzer
  8 inch (203mm) Howitzers  
M-115 8 inch (203 mm) Towed Howitzer, used during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam as heavy artillery. Fitted for NATO 203mm ammunition including the now-obsolete tactical nuclear rounds.Replaced by the M110 self-propelled howitzer. M-115 8 inch (203 mm) Towed Howitzer
  Rocket Artillery, Towed  
M-21 M21 rocket launcher, 4.5 inch, 25-tube, trailer mount. M21 rocket launcher, 4.5 inch, 25-tube, trailer mount
  Artillery from non-US Countries  
Krupp 105mm Krupp 105mm cannon, K 08/10 or 10.7cm. Manufactured by Fried. Krupp A.G. Essen, 1918. Krupp 105mm cannon, K 08/10 or 10.7cm

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