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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.

  • Brown Deer Nike Missile Base Steven WaltonBrown Deer Nike Missile Base This paragraph explains things as an introduction and would have more to say if I was actually researching the topic. But if you are interested, this would be about ...
  • M24 “Chaffee” Light Tank Shane FieldsM24 "Chaffee" Light Tank M24 Chaffee Light Tank (tanks-encyclopedia.com) The M24 “Chaffee” light tank is a United States produce tank that was first used during World War II. The group that actually produced this for ...
  • WWII German Howitzer bahansenWWII German Howitzer Front view (photo by John Anderson) source Clocking in at almost 26 feet in length, the German heavy field howitzer model 18 is an impressive sight to behold. After years of ...
  • U.S.S. Edson sdgaffne U.S.S. Edson at Sunset (photo credit dowtownbaycity.com) In its prime, the USS Edson sailed the Pacific Ocean as part of the mighty United States Navy. The Edson was one of the ...
  • Raco Army Air Field and the CIM-10 BOMARC Ethan LaytnerIntroduction: August 6th and 9th of 1945 marked a turning in World War II, and while Japan’s official surrender would not be for nearly a month later the very nature of warfare had ...
  • Nike Missile Defense System, Site D-06 Matt DeGrootThe Utica Nike Missile Defense site D-06 was part of the most important defense network in America. That network of Nike Missile ranges was tasked with the protection of the ...
  • Riverview, MI Nike Missile Base Jack YoungbloodDiversion of Soviet planes carrying nuclear bombs was the purpose of the 275 Nike Missile bases in the U.S. (Nike Historical Society 2016, pg 1). Introduction of nuclear bombs created ...
  • 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 CauleyIn 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 ...