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M8 75mm Pack Howitzer

Pack artillery is designed to be easily disassembled and carried, and has been used by the US Army since the 1830's. In 1927 the US Army adopted the M1 75mm Pack Howitzer, which during the 1930's was modified to be carried by airborne units in gliders. Redesignated 75mm Pack Howitzer M8 (airborne), it was an efficient and reliable weapon used by non-airborne units with a jeep as the prime mover. Ammunition used by the M8 Pack Howitzer included an anti-tank round.

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