57MM M-1 Anti-Tank Gun - Greenwood, SC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
N 34° 11.800 W 082° 10.468
17S E 391788 N 3784585
Quick Description: Located on Calhoun Ave, across the street from the City Men’s Garden of Greenwood is American Legion Post 20. These two guns sit in front.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 8/9/2013 5:48:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMHRM6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue J Wenatchee
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Long Description:
I don't know a whole lot about these things, but this is what is stamped on it:

Left Gun:
Gun.57mm.MINO (2654)
(287)LBS INSP 8

Right Gun:
Gun.57MM WI NO.86
A.T.F. INC.1942
745 LB. INSP. W.B.P.

"The 57mm Gun M1 on Carriage M1 was towed anti-tank artillery, based on the British "6 pounder" anti-tank gun. In Feb 1941, U.S. Army Ordnance started a program to adapt the British 6 pounder antitank gun to U.S. production, in order to supply the British under the Lend Lease program. The U.S. version was designated 57mm Gun M1 on Carriage M1. Production began in February 1942, with all guns going to the British, none used by U.S. forces."

"Later modifications of wheels and tires on the M1 were designated the M1A1. While the initial design had a geared traverse, 57mm guns manufactured after 1 September 1942 had free traverse, designated M1A2. After Army Infantry tests in the Spring of 1943, a new carriage was devised with a caster wheel and lunette assembly matched to U.S. trucks and the resulting 57mm antitank gun was designated M1A3 with M2 carriage, now classified Standard for use by the US Army."

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What type of artillery is this?: 57mm/M1 Anti-Tank

Where is this artillery located?: Veterans Building

What military of the world used this device?: Originally British, then U.S. Army

Artillery is no longer operational: yes

Still may work: no

Are there any geocaches at this location?:
Across the street in City Men’s Garden of Greenwood, Floral Oasis GC3A7X5

Date artillery was in use: Not listed

Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed

Cost?: Not Listed

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