4.5" Field Gum M1 (medium)

Weighed -              12,455 ponds

Range (max) -        25,715 yards

Length -                 192.75"

Elevation -            - 5 degrees to + 45 degrees

Traverse -            - 30 degrees left/right

Muzzle Velocity -    2,250 fps

Ammo -                  55 pounds

Drawn -                  M1 Prime Mover

There were 426 4.5" guns manufactured by February 1944 all being used in the ETO

There were 16 4.5" Field Artillery Battalions all assigned as Corps Support

Each Battalion consisted of three firing batteries

A Battalion had approximately 500 men

Each Battery consisted of 4 guns and 100 men

Each gun crew had 10 men

The Battalion had a Headquarters/Headquarters Battery/ communications equipment and radio system/Forward observers/ fire direction system/Service and Medical Battery and their own aircraft