Chemical Warfare by Curt S. Wachtel

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Michael Franz collection) 45 The M7 105mm HMC continued to see combat use decades after the war. This is an M7 of the 822nd Reserve Artillery Battalion of the Israeli Artillery Corps in combat during the 1967 war with Egypt. (Israeli Government Press Office) 46 small design changes, the vehicle was accepted for production as the M37 105mm HMC in January 1945. Owing to the late date at which the design was accepted for production, only 316 vehicles of the 448 ordered were manufactured, starting in October 1945.

The Wespe was the closest German equivalent to the Priest/Sexton and was inferior in most respects since it was based on the PzKpfw II light tank chassis. So it had a small fighting compartment, and stowed only 32 rounds of ammunition. Only 676 were produced during the war, and the Panzer divisions were forced to rely primarily on towed artillery. pam: 1 pulk artylerii motorwej) was one of the first field artillery regiments in the UK to be equipped with the Sexton, and ended up with a number of early production vehicles.

Com A small portion of the M7B1 fleet was modified during the Korean War into the M7B2 configuration to increase the maximum howitzer elevation. Raising the howitzer also necessitated extensions to the pulpit and front armor. This example is seen in Bundeswehr service in the 1950s. (Michael Franz collection) 45 The M7 105mm HMC continued to see combat use decades after the war. This is an M7 of the 822nd Reserve Artillery Battalion of the Israeli Artillery Corps in combat during the 1967 war with Egypt.

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