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155mm in Canadian Service
The 155mm Howitzers in Canadian Service
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by: Kevin Brant [ SGTRAM ]


Originally published on:
Armorama

Introduction

  • Author: John Davidson
  • Publisher: Service Publications
  • 24 Pages
  • 21 Pictures(black and white)


Review

Another addition to the Weapons of War series from Service Publications is the The 155-mm Howitzers in Canadian Service. This book follows the same format, being soft covered, 24 pages, and in 10 by 7 format. The text is clear, well printed, with sharp black and white images.

The 155-mm Howitzers in Canadian Service describes the state of the Canadian Artillery at the end of the Second World War, going on to explaining the organization and equipment. The book then gives a breakdown of the re-organization of Canadian artillery units and modernization of artillery equipment, with focus on the 155mm Howitzer. The book does a good job of describing the how the re-organization of artillery units in Canada affected the need to for the 155mm howitzer, and how Canadian involvement helped with the development of the mechanics of this howitzer.

The book includes how the Canadian Armed Forces made use of the 155mm Howitzer through being a towed gun to a self-propelled gun on the M109, and back to a towed gun again. The images included in the book show the progression of development of the 155mm through its life in Canadian Artillery units from the end of World War 2, through the deployments with NATO in Europe up to the deployments in Afghanistan.

Conclusion

For artillery fans this is a good book describing how artillery has changed over time, and the use of the 155mm by the Canadian Forces. While I did find the book dealt more with the organization of artillery units and logistical requirements, it does contain some good information of the development of the 155mm howitzer in Canada. I would recommend this book as a good reference for artillery development and use post World War 2.
SUMMARY
Highs: Another interesting subject from Service Publications, good information on use of the gun in Canada
Lows: A little long on unit organization rather then the weapon.
Verdict: Good book, recommended reading for artillery fans
Percentage Rating
85%
  Scale: 1:1
  Mfg. ID: ISBN 978-1-894581-79-0
  Suggested Retail: $9.95
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  PUBLISHED: Apr 08, 2013
  NATIONALITY: Canada
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.35%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 92.78%

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About Kevin Brant (SgtRam)
FROM: ONTARIO, CANADA

I am an IT Consultant and father, with a passion for plastic models. I mostly prefer 1/35 Armor and 1/48 Aircraft. My main interests are anything Canadian, as well as WW2 German and British Armor and Aircraft. I have been building models since I was a young kid, got away from it for awhile, but r...

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