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Squadron Signal M7 Priest Walk Around

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SS5717
$19.95

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The US M7 self-propelled 105mm Howitzer, known as the Priest, was originally developed on the basis of an M3 medium tank chassis. Nicknamed the Priest because of its pulpit-like anti-aircraft ring, the vehicle was intended to provide armored units with organic, highly-mobile artillery support. Production began in April 1942 and it first went into combat with British at the Second Battle of El-Alamein in the autumn of that year, with US forces first taking the American-built vehicle into engagements in Tunisia somewhat later. M4 Sherman tank parts were incorporated into later Priests, in place of the earlier M3 tank components, and late models - those built during 1944 and after - also featured fold-down armor along the sides and rear of the fighting compartment. Packed with more than 230 photographs, plus color profiles and detailed line drawings; 80 pages. By David Doyle

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Brand:
Squadron Signal Publications
Book Type:
Military Vehicles
Product Type:
Books
Product Type 2:
Soft Cover