The 155 mm M1917 was a copy of a French design. The 155 mm was mondernized and became the 155 mm Gun M3.
The M1918 could use HE, AP, WP, and chemical smoke.
The M3 Gun had a two wheel split trail with limber. The M3 could be fired from the wheels. It took a crew 1 hour to emplace the gun. If a recoil pit had to be dug it took around 6 hours to emplace the M3.
|155 mm Gun M1917 and 1918M1||155 mm Gun M3|
|Height||6' 2 3/8"|
|Length of gun||19' 6"|
|Length of bore|
|Length of rifling|
|Towing speed||20 mph|
|Weight in action||25,550 lb, 25,905 lb
|Elevation||35°||+35° to 0°|
|Rate of fire||1 rpm|
|Range of shell||20,100 yards
|Shell weight||94.7 lb, 95 lb
|95 - 100 lb|