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.  
ASM-N-2 Bat

ASM-N-2 Bat

I photographed this ASM-N-2 Bat radar-guided glide bomb at the Pima Air&Space Museum in 2017. The Bat was first used in combat beginning in April 1944 . ASM-N-2...
B57 Nuclear Bomb

B57 Nuclear Bomb

I photographed this B57 nuclear bomb at the Pima Air&Space Museum in 2017. The 500-lb bomb could produce a blast in the 5-20 kiloton range depending on the...
B61 Nuclear Bomb

B61 Nuclear Bomb

I photographed this B61 nuclear bomb at the Pima Air&Space Museum in 2017. The 700-lb bomb could produce a blast in the 0.3-340 kiloton range depending on...
DShK-38 Soviet heavy machine gun

DShK-38 Soviet heavy machine gun

I photographed this DShK-38 Soviet heavy machine gun at the Fort Lewis Military Museum in 2015, DShK-38 Soviet heavy machine gun; Fort Lewis 2015
Firestreak missile

Firestreak missile

I photographed this Firestreak infa-red air-to-air missile at the IWM during a trip to England in 2008. Firestreak missile; Imperial War Museum...
Flak 36 (37mm) anti-aircraft gun

Flak 36 (37mm) anti-aircraft gun

I photographed this German anti-aircraft gun during the 2010 Thunder Over Michigan show in Detroit. I had determined the gun was a 3.7 cm type, but I called on the Hyperscale ...
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

I photographed this Ruhrstahl SD 1400 Fritz-X anti-shipping bomb at the Pima Air&Space Museum in 2017.  Fritz-X; Pima Air&Space Museum 2017 ...
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

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

I photographed this M-101A1 105mm Howitzer at the Fort Lewis Military Museum in 2015, M-101A1 105mm Howitzer; Fort Lewis 2015
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
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

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

I photographed this 50mm Anti-tank gun Pak 38 at the Imperial War Museum Duxford during a trip to England in 2008. Pak 38 50mm anti-tank gun; Imperial War Museum 2008 ...
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...
Ryan AQM-34L Firebee

Ryan AQM-34L Firebee

I photographed this AQM-34L Firebee target drone at the Pima Air&Space Museum in 2017. The Firebee was one of the first jet-propelled drones, and one of the most...
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...
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 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
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