Long Tom M59 and limber M5 question

Where are there handles on the traveling lock?

KL

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On the sides, where they bend inwards, some 8 inches above the bottom, as can be seen at primeportal/battlefield/towed weapons ‐ sorry, can’t post the pics from my tablet, digital non-native…

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Thank you, Robin!
Peter

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Ah. AFV Club might not mention them on the M1A1 kit because, like the handles on the front spades, they weren’t added until later in service.

With 70% of the 155mm guns produced in June 1944 or before, they may not have appeared on the gun carriages used in WWII, but the date of introduction in production and date of the Modification Work Order often differed.

For something as long-lived as the 155mm guns and howitzers one must be careful not to assume that a kit difference is an error rather than a matter of trying to capture a snapshot in time.

KL

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