I had a great visit at the Firepower Museum last week. They're putting together an impressive display and I would certainly mark it on my calendar the next time an invitation comes my way. Their current major project involves the restoration of a 17 Pounder Anti-tank Gun which was used by the 51st Anti-Tank Battery, 1st Anti-Tank Regiment in 1943. I've taken a few of the pictures below and the remainder I have shamelessly stolen from one of the Regimental newsletters. Great to see the work that the museum team is doing!
I thought you might be interested in a bit of a montage I put together with a couple of 105 mm howitzers. They're all versions of the venerable M1A1,aka the M101, the C1A1, the C2A1, etc. I also thought I would leave the pictures uncaptioned and let the viewers debate where they pictures were taken over a beer at the mess. Or, one could put in a comment on the blog page. Many thanks
to Harold Skaarup and his website Military History Books. He's got a great collection of photos of Guns across Canada and it's well worth a long visit at http://silverhawkauthor.com/artillery-canada_329.html.
I also need to thank a couple of other websites. The people over at http://olive-drab.com and the Beyt ha-Totchan Museum.Can you identify the location of each of the guns featured? I must confess, it would have been easier if I had numbered each of them. Unfortunately, I am still a bit of a neophyte to much of this technology. Let's just number them from the left; Number 1 gun, Number 2 gun, Number 3 gun ...