INERT U.S. 105mm M1 high explosive round, for use in every U.S. production-made 105mm howitzer since WWII. The M1 high explosive round has been the workhorse of U.S. field & mechanized artillery for the past 75 years. Since the M1 was first introduced in 1940, it has been in continuous production and use with the U.S. military. The list of 105mm howitzers that this round has been fired out of is very impressive. It has been used with the following howitzers: M2, M2A1, M2A2, M3, M101, M101A1, M102, M102A1, M108, M119, M119A1, M119A2, and the current M119A3. The 105mm M1 round has been in use longer than any other piece of artillery ammunition in the United States, and is the largest caliber ever used by the U.S. Air Force (AC-130 Spectre gunship). This round is in BEAUTIFUL near-mint condition, and is a very impressive display piece, standing just under 31-inches tall, just over 4-inches in diameter, and weighs 32.5 pounds. The casing you receive might have a small ding, but if it has one, it will be minor, and not very noticeable. The round is completely inert, and does not contain any explosive components (empty fuze, projectile, and cartridge case). This very historically significant round has been used in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Invasion of Grenada, Invasion of Panama, the first Gulf War, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The round is still being manufactured today by General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems, and is currently being fielded with the 105mm M119A3 digitally-upgraded howitzer. The M1 high explosive round is also manufactured by several foreign countries, and is in use with many howitzer systems worldwide. This round would be an excellent addition to any museum/private collection, gun store, shooting range, or man cave.
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