Description - M40 Gun Motor Carriage and M43 Howitzer Motor Carriage in WWII and Korea by David Doyle
The M40 Gun Motor Carriage and M43 Howitzer Motor Carriage are featured in over 200 photographs, providing a detailed study of the conception, development, testing, and combat use of these key vehicles. As the US entered WWII, the nation lacked heavy self-propelled artillery, instead relying heavily on towed artillery, much of it WWI-surplus. Only 100 examples of the nation's first heavy self-propelled gun, the M12, were built. Finding favor once deployed, attention was turned to developing an improved model. Initially designated the T83, and later as the M40, the new 155mm Gun Motor Carriage was first fielded in the closing months of WWII. Already scheduled for mass production, the M40, and its companion 8-inch howitzer-armed M43, continued to see extensive use during the Korean War, providing crucial support to infantry and armor formations. Historic period images, as well as, meticulously photographed surviving examples, provide a detailed look at this important piece of US military hardware. AUTHOR: Author of over 100 books, David Doyle was presented the Bart Vanderveen Award, recognizing, "the individual who has contributed the most to the historic preservation of military vehicles worldwide" in 2015 by the Military Vehicle Preservation Association. SELLING POINTS: . Concise, illustrated history of the design, development, and deployment of the M40 and M43 . The United States' premier self-propelled artillery piece of WWII and Korea . Profusely illustrated with archival photographs along with a detailed record of existing examples 209 colour and b/w photographs
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Author Biography - David Doyle
David Doyle is a Canadian Plains Research Fellow and a retired First Nations school principal. He has archived the oral and print history of the Northwest. Given a Cree name and twice recognized as an Honorary Metis (Honore Jaxon II), Doyle continues his work seeking justice for the Northwest leader Louis Riel through exoneration and reconciliation with Canada and Canadians. He makes his home in Powell River, B.C. Visit www.rielity.ca.
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