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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28ZC_lightweight-155mm-howitzer_Dover-NJ.html
The M777 Lightweight 155mm Howitzer (known as the LW155) was developed here at Picatinny Arsenal by a joint Marine Corps and Army program office from 1997-2005. The LW155 is the first ground combat system to make extensive use of high strength tit…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28ZB_m198-howitzer_Dover-NJ.html
The M198 155mm towed howitzer was developed (1968-1976) and produced (1978-1992) at Rock Island Arsenal. Over 1,600 howitzers were produced for the Army, Marine Corps, and allied armies. Weighing just under 16,000 pounds, it was able to be air dro…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28ZA_m1a1-pack-howitzer_Dover-NJ.html
The M1A1 Pack Howitzer was widely used during World War II and featured a short 75mm barrel. It could reach a sustained rate of fire of 3 to 6 rounds per minute with a range of roughly 5-½ miles. The howitzer as seen here with an M8 carriage …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28Z8_m119-howitzer_Dover-NJ.html
The M119 howitzer was designed and produced by the British Royal Ordnance Factories as the L118 light gun. Weighing some 4,270 pounds, the L118 entered service with the British Army in 1976 by its parachute and commando field artillery regiments. …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28Z5_m153-common-remotely-operated-weapon-station_Dover-NJ.html
The CROWS is a multivehicle externally mounted remote weapon system that allows the Gunner to remain inside the armor protected vehicle while firing a variety of crew served weapons. The CROWS provides day and night capability providing first-burs…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28YX_civil-war-cannons_Dover-NJ.html
These two Model 1841 6-Pounder field cannons were used by United States artillery until 1868. They weigh 800 pounds, fired a shot (projectile) with a weight of 6.1 pounds, and had a range of 1,500 yards. This smoothbore gun was the most common arm…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28YR_historical-exhibit_Dover-NJ.html
This exhibit was originally part of the "Saratoga Park" at Frankfort Arsenal, Phila. Pa. (see other plaque). It was moved here in 1978 shortly after the establishment of the United States Army Armament Research and Development Command at…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28YO_quarters-114_Dover-NJ.html
Built in 1884 for the Senior Officer of the Post. In 1906 it was converted into Officers' Quarters and in 1937 the W.P.A. remodeled it to be used once more as the Commander's Residence.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28RZ_norman-mailer-scarboro-hotel_Long-Branch-NJ.html
Norman Mailer 1923-2007 The Scarboro Hotel 1882-1941 Corner of Ocean Avenue and South Bath Avenue The big news of the 1882 summer season in Long Branch was the construction of a grand hotel, the Scarboro, at the corner of Ocean Ave. and S. …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28CV_hereford-inlet-lightouse_North-Wildwood-NJ.html
Work was completed in the spring of 1874 at this site, the original location of the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse. The fourth-order Fresnel Lens in the tower was illuminated for the first time on May 11, 1874. Erosion on the south side of the Inlet, d…
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