360 Degrees of Fire

360 Degrees of Fire (HM1YX8)

Location: Carlisle, PA 17013 Cumberland County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 12.317', W 77° 9.459'

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M102 105mm Towed Light Artillery

The M102 howitzer was introduced in 1964 to replace the older M101A1 howitzer. Utilizing a lightweight aluminum carriage, the M102 could be easily airlifted by helicopter, dropped with airborne units, or pulled by a vehicle. The wishbone shaped carriage provided stability, ease of traversing during major directional changes and the ability to elevate the cannon tube higher than with earlier split-trail carriages. With the carriage attached to a firing platform, the roller assembly (located at the rear of the trail, allowed for simple fine traversing during normal aiming procedures. Ideally suited for firebases because of its ability to fire 360 degrees (6400-mils) quickly and effectively, the M102 could respond to fire missions anywhere within its area of operation.
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Date Added Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 316369 N 4452774
Decimal Degrees40.20528333, -77.15765000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 12.317', W 77° 9.459'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 12' 19.02" N, 77° 9' 27.54" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Army Heritage Trail, Carlisle PA 17013, US
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