Decommissioned US M3 anti tank gun on sale from Military Classic Vehicles in Normandy, France.
Rare and original Anti tank gun M3, 37 mm caliber that comes with the following accessories:
-original transportation straps , a pair in US of 1943 and one “british mad” of 1943
-a set of three 37mm Us ammuntions
-set of cleaning tube tools
-black out lamp and cable for the towing
-hauling pulley of 1940
-direct shoot sight from “Dietzgen USA” in original leather case
-original camouflage net
Official french neutralisation certificate.
Nice original early Us Army artillery gun that could be towed behind a US Jeep.
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Some more info on the US M3 anti-tank gun. It was a 37mm towed anti-tank gun that was used by the United States military during World War II. Here are the technical specifications of the M3 anti-tank gun:
- Caliber: 37mm
- Barrel length: 5 feet, 4 inches (1.63 meters)
- Weight: 1,443 pounds (655 kilograms)
- Length: 11 feet (3.35 meters)
- Width: 5 feet (1.52 meters)
- Height: 3 feet, 10 inches (1.17 meters)
- Maximum range: 7,000 yards (6,400 meters)
- Muzzle velocity: 2,600 feet per second (792 meters per second)
- Crew: 6 (gun commander, gunner, breech operator, two ammunition handlers, and driver)
- Rate of fire: 15 rounds per minute
The M3 anti-tank gun was an effective weapon against early war tanks, such as the German Panzer I, II, and III. However, as tanks became more heavily armored, the M3 proved to be less effective. As a result, it was gradually replaced by the larger and more powerful 57mm M1 anti-tank gun.
During World War II, the M3 anti-tank gun was used by the United States Army, the United States Marine Corps, and other Allied forces. It was used in a variety of roles, including as a direct fire weapon against enemy tanks, as an indirect fire weapon against enemy positions, and as an anti-aircraft weapon with the addition of a special mount.