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Artillery

There are many pieces of artillery — from revolutionary War cannon to modern tanks — on display throughout the Great Lakes Region.  Here is what we are writing about lately.

  • M4 Sherman Tank Alex KuehnThis is an in-depth look at the M4 Sherman tank. The original propose of this article was to take a look into the history of the M4 Sherman tank located ...
  • M10 Sherman at Fisher Body Plant 21 Sequoyah SwierczDuring World War II the Allied forces needed a new kind of vehicle that could in essence stop German tanks from pushing through the anti-tank guns. This lead to General ...
  • Red Lake Peatland Atomic Fuse Test Jesse OlsonDuring the Cold War, development of the atomic bombs took place in the deserts of the southwestern United States. These areas provided vast, unpopulated areas to safely test weapons of ...
  • The Production of the M18 Hellcat and its Vitality… Tyler TertelingIntroduction Around the advent of World War 2 the United States was claimed a manufacturing superpower. This young nation was ready to prove the claims as the Japanese attack on Pearl ...
  • Germfask MI, M47 Patton Nathan AuchIn Germfask Michigan there is a tank on the side of the road.  It is part of a monument in honor of Edward James Doran who served in WWII.  The ...
  • Saginaw Gun Plant M1 Carbine Production Ed GlowackiIn World War Two the United States Military saw the benefit for a carbine in its ranks to better suit the needs of troops. This led to the adoption of the ...
  • Detroit Arsenal Patton Tank Thomas Cauley  In 1940 the United States realized that they needed a armored division separate from the infantry so they decided to build the Detroit Tank Arsenal Plant in the winter of 1940 ...
  • Detroit Arsenal: Birthplace of American Tank Warfa… Jake HendricksIn order to counter the German’s superior Tigers and Panzers, the U.S. had to roll out many, many more tanks. This was achieved through the massive assembly line known as ...
  • Fisher Body Tank Plant Jeremy WhitmanIn Grand Blanc Michigan the Former Fisher Body Tank Plant sits abandoned after operating as a major American tank plant from 1942-1945. Built From the ground up to accommodate the ...