German 155mm Heavy Field Howitzer Model 18 / 15CM Schwere Feldhaubitze 18

© Photographed October 22, 2014
Acquired 1946 by Jacob Coppus American Legion Post #258
Little Chute, Outagamie County, Wisconsin
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German 155mm Heavy
field Howitzer Model 18
15CM Sehwere
Feldhaubitze 18
The 15cm sFH 18, a heavy field howitzer, was developed by Rheinmetall in the late 1920's and fit a common carriage designed by The Krupp Industry. Both pieces for the German medium and heavy Field Artillery. 
The 15cm sFH 18 was transported both by horse and mechanical traction. The weapon was split into two leads for horse traction, 8 horses for each load, or remained in one load for mechanical traction.
The howitzer was used on the eastern (Russian) front, coastal defense and the North African campaign during the second world war.
From the information we have this piece probably came from El Guettar in Tunisia, where the Americans and Allies won a decisive victory in March 1943.
Caliber   6'
Weight   12, 154 lbs
Elevation   -3 degrees to 45 degrees
Traverse   64 degrees
Range, Maximum   8.3 miles
Shell weight   95.7 lbs
Rate of Fire   4 Rounds per minute
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The Howitzer is located at Legion Park on northbound Madison Street / County Highway N, on the northeast corner of the intersection of Madison Street and Pierce Avenue, at or near 1002 Madison Street, Little Chute, Wisconsin 54140.

Wikipedia: 15 cm sFH 18
The 15 cm schwere Feldhaubitze 18 or sFH 18 (German: "heavy field howitzer, model 18"), nicknamed Immergr√ľn ("Evergreen"),[2] was the basic German division-level heavy howitzer during the Second World War, serving alongside the smaller but more numerous 10.5 cm leFH 18. It was based on the earlier, First World War-era design of the 15 cm sFH 13, and while improved over that weapon, it was generally outdated compared to the weapons it faced. It was, however, the first artillery weapon equipped with rocket-assisted ammunition to increase range. The sFH 18 was also used in the self-propelled artillery piece schwere Panzerhaubitze 18/1 (more commonly known as Hummel).
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See also, Japanese Type 41 75mm Mountain Gun, also at this location.

The Howitzer is located at Legion Park.

 The Howitzer is located in Little Chute, Wisconsin.

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