U.S. WWII 37mm M3 ANTI – TANK GUN — LIVE FIRE
The boys over at Ordnance bring us this little piece of history. They specialize in preserving military history through their restoration work and sale of inert explosive ordnance and artillery pieces. Cool stuff and this video showcases a WWII 37mm M3 Anti-Tank Gun in action. This bad boy is the precursor to all the anit-tank guns we have out now on the market. A little history on the 37mm Gun M3:
The 37 mm Gun M3 was the first dedicated anti-tank gun fielded by United States forces in numbers. Introduced in 1940, it became the standard anti-tank gun of the U.S. infantry with its size enabling it to be pulled by a jeep. However, the continuing improvement of German tanks quickly rendered the 37 mm ineffective, and by 1943 it was being gradually replaced in the European and Mediterranean theaters by the more powerful British-developed 57 mm Gun M1. In the Pacific, where the Japanese tank threat was less significant, the M3 remained in service until the end of the war.
Time for a trip back in time with the below clip, check it out: