One-Oh-Five

One-Oh-Five (HM1YX9)

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

N 40° 12.317', W 77° 9.447'

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M101A1 105mm Towed Light Howitzer

The M101 series howitzer, or M2A1, first entered service in 1940 in order to provide close infantry support. Following changes made to its carriage during World War II, which added more frontal shielding, the M101 was reclassified the M101A1. Although it was used successfully in World War II and Korea, it was found too cumbersome for the unconventional warfare of Vietnam that required frequent fire mission changes. As a result, the M102 howitzer, with a simpler and lighter carriage design, was introduced to replace the M101A1 IN 1964.
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Date Added Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 316386 N 4452774
Decimal Degrees40.20528333, -77.15745000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 12.317', W 77° 9.447'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 12' 19.02" N, 77° 9' 26.82" 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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