Cobi Small Army WW2 Historical Collection
- 200 pieces
- 1 figure
- Bodywork with pad printing
- Completed Dimensions 14.4” L x 5.3” H (barrel elevation)
- Box Dimensions: 10.75” L x 8.7” W x 2.2” H
- Compatible with leading block and brick brands
- Recommended for 6 years and above.
The 155 mm gun M1 was a 155 millimeter caliber field gun developed and used by the United States military. Nicknamed "Long Tom" (an appellation with a long and storied history in U.S. field and naval artillery), it was produced in M1 and M2 variants, later known as the M59. Developed to replace the Canon de 155mm GPF, the gun was deployed as a heavy field weapon during World War II and the Korean War, and also classed as secondary armament for seacoast defense. The gun could fire a 45.36 kg (100 lb) shell to a maximum range of 22 km (13.7 mi), with an estimated accuracy life of 1,500 rounds.
The Long Tom saw combat for the first time in North African Campaign on December 24, 1942, with "A" Battery of the 36th Field Artillery Battalion. Eventually it equipped about 49 battalions, including 40 in the European Theater and 7 in the Pacific. It was used by several Marine defense battalions, notably during Operation Cartwheel in 1943.
The Long Tom was also adopted by a number of other nations, including the United Kingdom, Austria, Israel, and the Netherlands.
This COBI 155mm M1 “Long Tom” field gun features a rotating and traversing barrel, mini fig and artillery shells and tool box.