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4.5 inch Gun M1

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This 4.5 inch Gun M1 is located off US 421 between Osgood and Napoleon, Indiana, not far south of Interstate 74. It is a centerpiece of a C. E. Reinking Memorial Park.

These photos show details of this corps artillery piece, as well as weathering patterns for those interested.

If you visit, C. E. Reinking Memorial Park features an open shelter as well as about half a dozen picnic tables and grills in a copse.
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About the Author

About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...


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Interesting: gun SN 1, carriage SN 1; the prototypes. The recoil mechanism is SN 557 though. They made 426 complete guns and 233 spare recoil mechanisms, so that is one of the spares. I wish I had known of this last year. I was in that area checking out military equipment and have never seen a 4.5-inch gun. KL
MAR 02, 2013 - 11:03 PM
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