US M 1918 Caisson for theFrench 75mm mle/1897

Undergoing Restoration

Below: US M1918 Caisson.

Below: US M1918 Caisson with the box closed

Below: Front veiw of the US M1918 Caisson

Below: Rear veiw of the US M1918 Caisson. Note the hook on the back is to attach another M1918 Caisson if they are motor drawn. It is not used when the caisson is pulled behind a limber and horse team

Below: Rear veiw of the US M1918 Caisson

Below. Side veiw of the US M 1918 Caisson

Below. Side veiw of the US M 1918 Caisson

Below. Side veiw of the US M 1918 Caisson

BBelow. Data plate for the US M 1918 Caisson reads "75mm Gun Caisson Model of 1918 AM. CAR & FDY. CO." This is American Car & Foundery Company

Below. Side veiw of the US M 1918 Caisson before starting work

Below.  Photographs and color print from the American Car Foundry book illustrating the manufacturing process for American Limbers and Caissons.  The vehicles are painted “Two Color Camouflage” at the Detroit factory before being shipped to Army units. Notice that all the vehicles are painted in exactly the same pattern.  Also, the two colors consist of Green and Yellow with White and Black added as shades

American Car & Foundry Paint Shop for Limbers American Car Foundry Co. Color Print of a Camouflaged Caisson American Car & Foundry Artillery Vehicle Storage Yard

Below: Original photograph of the French 75mm with the US M1918 Caisson. Likley this photo was taken after WW1

French 75mm with the US M1918 Caisson

Below. US M 1918 Caisson for French 75mm mle/97 Ammunition

 

 

 

 

M 1918 Caisson

Below: Drawing of the US M1916 Fuze Setter which mounts on the M1918 Cassion

M1916 Fuze Setter

 

 

Link to the US M1918 Caisson Limber

Link to the French 75mm mle/1897 gun

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