175mm Self-propelled Gun M107 at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center..

The M107 and 8" SPH M110 shared a common chassis mounting different weapons. The very large (60 caliber) 175mm gun dominates this view, and it becomes obvious why the gun was stowed in a retracted position for travel. The exhaust ports are visible on the right side of the vehicle near the front-mounted engine, and the rear stabilizing spade is lowered. Note that there is a distinct constriction of the gun tube about halfway along its length. (Picture courtesy Mark Holloway.)

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175mm Self-propelled Gun M107.

Though these M60A1 tanks belonging to A Company, 4th Battalion, 73d Armor would often be the big guns in a given situation, the 175mm gun on this British M107 almost comically dwarfs their 105mm M68s. The vehicles and men are taking part in a REFORGER exercise. (Picture taken 8 Jul 1978 by SPC5 Danny P. Finlay; available from the National Archives.)

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175mm Self-propelled Gun M107 at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center.

These Marines were part of 3rd Battery, 4th Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division, and were at the last formation with their guns before they converted to 8" howitzers. (Picture taken by SGT C. A. Luedke; available from the National Archives.)

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175mm Self-propelled Gun M107 at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center.

In this image, Gen William R. Etnyre of the 7th Marine Amphibious Brigade fires the last round from this gun before the Marines are converted to 8" howitzers. Details of the hydraulic recoil spade can be seen, and the bench seat for the loaders on the right is folded up out of the way. A toolkit bracket is on the rear of the hull, but the tools themselves are not carried. As shown here, the gun crew was offered protection from neither the elements nor the enemy. (Picture taken by SGT C. A. Luedke; available from the National Archives.)

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