Artillery and Missiles

Here are some of the artillery and missiles/rockets I have had the opportunity to photograph at museums and air shows.


500-pound GP bombs

500-pound GP bombs

I photographed this batch of 500-pound GP bombs at the IWM during a trip to England in 2008.  
AGM-131A SRAM II

AGM-131A SRAM II

AGM-131A SRAM II at NMoUSAF
AGM-28B Hound Dog

AGM-28B Hound Dog

AGM-28B Hound Dog at NMoUSAF
AIM-7 Sparrow missile

AIM-7 Sparrow missile

AIM-7 Sparrow missile at Yanks Air Museum in Chino
AIR-2A Genie

AIR-2A Genie

AIR-2A Genie at NMoUSAF
AQM-34 Firebee (multiple)

AQM-34 Firebee (multiple)

Ryan AQM-34 Firebee target drones at Pima and the NMoUSAF
ASM-N-2 Bat

ASM-N-2 Bat

ASM-N-2 Bat radar-guided glide bomb at Pima
B57 Nuclear Bomb

B57 Nuclear Bomb

B57 nuclear bomb at Pima
B61 Silver Bullet (multiple)

B61 Silver Bullet (multiple)

B61 nuclear bombs displayed at Yanks-Chino and Pima
BQM-126 target drone

BQM-126 target drone

BQM-126 target drone at the Yanks Air Museum in Chino
BQM-34 Firebee (multiple)

BQM-34 Firebee (multiple)

BQM-34 Firebee examples at NMoUSAF
BQM-34F Firebee II

BQM-34F Firebee II

BQM-34F Firebee II at NMoUSAF
CGM-13B Mace

CGM-13B Mace

CGM-13B Mace at NMoUSAF
Dart Aerial Gunnery Target

Dart Aerial Gunnery Target

Dart aerial gunnery target at NMoUSAF
DShK-38 Soviet heavy machine gun (multiple)

DShK-38 Soviet heavy machine gun (multiple)

DShK-38 Soviet heavy machine gun examples at Fort Lewis and the NMoUSAF.
Firestreak missile

Firestreak missile

Firestreak missile at IWM Duxford
Flak 36 (37mm) anti-aircraft gun

Flak 36 (37mm) anti-aircraft gun

Flak 36 German anti-aircraft gun in Detroit
Flak 37 (88mm) anti-aircraft gun (multiple)

Flak 37 (88mm) anti-aircraft gun (multiple)

I photographed this 88mm Anti-aircraft gun Flak 37 at the Imperial War Museum Duxford during a trip to England in 2008. The other 88mm Flak 37 is at the Flying Heritage Collection. Flak 3...
Fritz-X

Fritz-X

Ruhrstahl SD 1400 Fritz-X anti-shipping bomb at Pima
GAM 72 Quail missile

GAM 72 Quail missile

I photographed this GAM 72 Quail missile during our visit to the Mighty Eighth AF Museum in 2013, GAM 72 Quail missile; Mighty Eighth 2013
Japanese 75mm gun model 41

Japanese 75mm gun model 41

I photographed this Japanese 75mm gun model 41 at the Fort Lewis Military Museum in 2015, Japanese 75mm gun model 41; Fort Lewis 2015
Japanese M-1905 75mm howitzer

Japanese M-1905 75mm howitzer

Japanese M-1905 75mm howitzer at the Fort Lewis
LBD Gargoyle

LBD Gargoyle

I photographed this LBD-1 Gargoyle at the Pima Air&Space Museum in 2017. The Gargoyle was an American air-to-surface missile developed during World War II. LBD-1...
M-101A1 105mm Howitzer

M-101A1 105mm Howitzer

M-101A1 105mm Howitzer at the Fort Lewis
M-1918 155mm Howitzer and Caisson

M-1918 155mm Howitzer and Caisson

I photographed this M-1918 155mm Howitzer and Caisson at the Fort Lewis Military Museum in 2015, M-1918 155mm Howitzer and Caisson; Fort Lewis 2015
M-1918A1 155mm howitzer

M-1918A1 155mm howitzer

I photographed this M-1918A1 155mm howitzer at the Fort Lewis Military Museum in 2015, M-1918A1 155mm howitzer; Fort Lewis 2015
M-2A1 75mm gun

M-2A1 75mm gun

I photographed this M-2A1 75mm gun at the Fort Lewis Military Museum in 2015, M-2A1 75mm gun; Fort Lewis 2015
M-2A3 75mm gun

M-2A3 75mm gun

I photographed this M-2A3 75mm gun at the Fort Lewis Military Museum in 2015. This was based on a French World War I design. M-2A3 75mm gun; Fort Lewis 2015
M-50 Honest John

M-50 Honest John

I photographed this M-50 Honest John at the Fort Lewis Military Museum in 2015, M-50 Honest John; Fort Lewis 2015
M-51 Skysweeper (multiple)

M-51 Skysweeper (multiple)

I photographed these M-51 Skysweeper examples at the Fort Lewis Military Museum in 2015, M-51 Skysweeper; Fort Lewis 2015 --
M-6 3-inch anti-tank gun

M-6 3-inch anti-tank gun

I photographed this M-6 3-inch anti-tank gun at the Fort Lewis Military Museum in 2015, M-6 anti-tank gun; Fort Lewis 2015
M2 90mm anti-aircraft gun

M2 90mm anti-aircraft gun

I photographed this M2A1 90mm anti-aircraft gun at the Pima Air&Space Museum in 2017. M2A1 90mm anti-aircraft gun; Pima Air&Space Museum 2017...
M3 anti-tank gun

M3 anti-tank gun

I photographed this M3 37-mm anti-tank gunat the Fort Lewis Military Museum in 2015, M3 anti-tank gun; Fort Lewis 2015
Martin Top Turret

Martin Top Turret

Martin Top Turret at Yanks Air Museum in Chino
MIM-14 Nike Hercules

MIM-14 Nike Hercules

I photographed this MIM-14 Nike Hercules missile at the Fort Lewis Military Museum in 2015, MIM-14 Nike Hercules; Fort Lewis 2015
MIM-3 Nike Ajax

MIM-3 Nike Ajax

MIM-3 Nike Ajax missile at Fort Lewis
Minuteman II land-based ICBM

Minuteman II land-based ICBM

Minuteman II missile at March AFB
Mk. 82 Snake Eye

Mk. 82 Snake Eye

I photographed this Mk. 82 500-lb general purpose bomb at the Pima Air&Space Museum in 2017. The Mk. 82 is often referred to as the Snake Eye fins fitted...
MQM-61 Cardinal

MQM-61 Cardinal

Beechcraft MQM-61 Cardinal target drone at Yanks/Chino
Pak 36 (37mm) anti-tank gun

Pak 36 (37mm) anti-tank gun

I photographed this 37mm Anti-tank gun Pak 36 at the Imperial War Museum Duxford during a trip to England in 2008. Pak 36 37mm anti-tank gun; Imperial War Museum 2008 ...
Pak 38 (50mm) anti-tank gun

Pak 38 (50mm) anti-tank gun

Pak 38 50mm anti-tank gun at the Imperial War Museum
Raytheon GBU-24 Paveway III

Raytheon GBU-24 Paveway III

I photographed this Raytheon GBU-24 Paveway III missile at the Pima Air&Space Museum in 2017. 
Raytheon SM-2 missile

Raytheon SM-2 missile

I photographed this Raytheon SM-2 (RIM-66) medium range missile at the Pima Air&Space Museum in 2017.  Raytheon SM-2 missile; Pima Air&Space Museum...
RPG-7 Soviet anti-tank grenade launcher

RPG-7 Soviet anti-tank grenade launcher

I photographed this RPG-7 Soviet Ruchnoy Protivotankoviy Granatomet anti-tank grenade launcher at the Fort Lewis Military Museum in 2015, RPG-7 Soviet anti-tank grenade...
Sky Gun

Sky Gun

Sky Gun on display in the New Tacoma Cemetery
Spanish 1796-98 cannons (multiple)

Spanish 1796-98 cannons (multiple)

I photographed these two Eighteenth-Century Spanish cannons at the Fort Lewis Military Museum in 2015. They are decorated with some beautifully engraved artwork. Spanish Ca...
Sperry Ball Turret

Sperry Ball Turret

Sperry Ball Turret at Yanks Air Museum in Chino
SS-1A Scud launching system

SS-1A Scud launching system

I photographed this Scud missile launching system at the Flying Heritage Collection. Scud missile launcher system; FHC 2016
Talos missile

Talos missile

I photographed this Talos missile at Patriots Point in Charleston, SC. Talos missile; Patriots Point 2013
Twin 20mm cannon

Twin 20mm cannon

Twin 20mm cannon at Yanks Air Museum in Chino
Twin 50 anti-aircraft mount

Twin 50 anti-aircraft mount

I photographed this Twin 50 anti-aircraft mount at the Fort Lewis Military Museum in 2015, Twin 50 anti-aircraft mount; Fort Lewis 2015
Type 65 Twin 37mm AA gun

Type 65 Twin 37mm AA gun

I photographed this Type 65 Twin 37mm AA gun at the Fort Lewis Military Museum in 2015. The Type 65 is a Chinese copy of the Soviet M-1939 anti-aircraft gun. Type 65...
US Model 1902 3-inch gun

US Model 1902 3-inch gun

I photographed this US Model 1902 3-inch gun at the Fort Lewis Military Museum in 2015, Model 1902 3-inch gun; Fort Lewis 2015
Wing Tanks (variety)

Wing Tanks (variety)

Airplane wing tanks displayed at Yanks/Chino
ZPU x 4 Soviet anti-aircraft gun

ZPU x 4 Soviet anti-aircraft gun

I photographed this 1949-vintage Soviet ZPU x 4 at the Fort Lewis Military Museum in 2015. ZPU x 4; Fort Lewis 2015