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Gabby Hayes 07-04-2013 06:16 PM

M7 "Priest" at Perry
 
I went for a short ride today (July 4th) to see how Camp Perry was looking before the madness of the annual matches begins. As I drove around behind the North Store, I found this sitting against a fence, all alone and looking forlorn.

It's an M7 "Priest" from the WWII/Korean War era, a self-propelled 105mm howitzer designed to keep up with armored units. I've never seen one before, and certainly not at Perry.

Maybe they'll haul it out for the 1st Shot ceremony on Monday. Or maybe Orest is saving it for a "surprise" auction during the matches. :D

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z...7_Priest_1.jpg


http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z...7_Priest_2.jpg


More info on the M7: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M7_Priest


http://s189.photobucket.com/user/Gab...tml?sort=6&o=0

cav_cdr 07-04-2013 06:25 PM

We had one that sat as a static display at our National Guard Armory in Cincinnati for years. I haven't been there for quite some time but I believe it was removed several years ago. No idea where it went.

Goldiver 07-04-2013 06:27 PM

What a beauty, I would love to have one of those! Looks like a Service Grade. :D

Steve

DMark 07-04-2013 08:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Goldiver (Post 870465)
..... Looks like a Service Grade....

Sorry....., but it looks like a drill.

http://i39.tinypic.com/1z1zfp4.jpg

Check the plugged barrel. Must of been for one hell of a JROTC program!

pappasue 07-06-2013 09:42 AM

That is great.

bob moore 07-06-2013 09:52 AM

Might compete in hi power?

Twinson 07-06-2013 10:04 AM

Just saw off the barrel behind the weld.....Good as new

bob moore 07-06-2013 10:44 AM

JROTC driver training?



Quote:

Originally Posted by DMark (Post 870511)
Sorry....., but it looks like a drill.

http://i39.tinypic.com/1z1zfp4.jpg

Check the plugged barrel. Must of been for one hell of a JROTC program!



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