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1943- U.S.A. M7B1 Howitzer Motor Carriage "Priest"

Armament:          1 - 105mm howitzer M2A1
                             1 - 0.50" AA MG
Armor:                 12mm - 114mm
Engine:                Ford, GAA, petrol V-8, 450hp
Speed:                25 mph
Range:                120 miles
Crew:                  7
Weight:               25 tons

This later version of the "Priest" had the 105mm howitzer mounted on a M4A3 Sherman chassis. Later versions which had a full elevation of +65 were designated M7B2 and were used in Korea. The M7B1 was standardized September 1943. This model could be fitted for deep wading. M7s had a 3-piece bolted nose, while most M7B1s and M7B2s had a cast one-piece nose. There was no gun overhand on this model. The howitzer had manual traverse and elevation and fired the same ammunition as the towed version.

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