M2 155mm towed howitzer (Long Tom)

The 155mm Gun M1 and M2 (later M59), widely known as the Long Tom, were 155 millimeter caliber field guns. They were used as heavy field weapons by the United States armed forces during World War II and the Korean War, and were also classed as secondary armament for seacoast defense. The Long Tom replaced the Canon de 155mm GPF in United States service. The gun could fire a 45.36 kg (100 lb) shell to a maximum range of 22.014 km (13.7 mi), with an estimated accuracy life of 1,500 rounds.



Located at Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Pictures taken and shared by Matt Riesmeyer

 Pictures below taken at Brasschaat by Ron Bollen