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The Motor Carriage, M7 (Priest) is a self-propelled 105mm howitzer built on an M4 Sherman tank chassis and lower hull.
The 25 ton M7 Priest is powered by a Continental A05-895-4 500 hp gasoline engine which moves it at up to 24 mph on the road.
M7 Priest Motor Gun Carriage at 4th Infantry Division Museum, Ft. Hood, TX, 2 December 2005.
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 M7 Priest - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Howitzer Motor Carriage M7 was an American self-propelled artillery vehicle produced during World War II.
The M7 soon proved itself successful and the British requested 5,500 of them, an order which was never fully completed.
Until that time though, the British continued to use the M7 throughout the North African Campaign, the Italian Campaign and even a few during the early days of the Normandy Invasion.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/M7_Priest   (625 words)

 M7 Priest
The M7 used the hull and running gear of the M3 Medium Tank.
It was called "Priest" because of the pulpit-like structure mounting the 50 cal. AA MG.
The M7 was a mobile and reliable vehicle and was used until the end of the war.
www.battletanks.com /m7_priest.htm   (138 words)

 BattleGroup42 - Priest
"Priest" was actually the British nickname for this mobile howitzer.
The original M7 was based on the M3 medium chassis with later model receiving M4 suspension components.
Currently used in lieue of the British Bishop the Priest's 105mm gun is well known for its damage potential.
www.battlegroup42.com /BG42VehicleAlliedPriest.htm   (78 words)

 M7 Priest - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
It was gave it the nickname Priest, believed to be because the shape of its machine gun mounting resembled a pulpit to British gunners.
Until that time though, the British continued to use the M7 throughout the North African Campaign, the Italian Campaign and even a few during the early days of the Normandy Invasion.
The M7 also went through a fairly rapid shift from being based on the M3, to having more commonality with the M4 Sherman.
www.music.us /education/M/M7-Priest.htm   (797 words)

 Char M7 Priest - Histoire, fiche technique et photos
Le tank M7 est doté, pour sa protection rapprochée, d'une petite tourelle située sur l'avant-droit de l'engin pouvant recevoir une mitrailleuse de calibre 12,7 mm.
La forme de cette tourelle rappelle les chaires des églises, où les prêtres font leur sermont, aussi le char M7 sera très vite surnommé "Priest" qui veut dire "Prêtre" en Anglais.
Effectivement résistant, le canon automoteur M7 pouvait cependant difficilement gravir des hauteurs, du fait de son poids très important.
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Wat ook leuk is om te vermelden is dat de Engelsen hem de naam Priest hebben gegeven vanwege pulpit (de cilindervormige koepel met daarop een.50).
De M7B1 Priest kwam later in productie dan de M7 Priest en was voornamelijk samengesteld uit onderdelen van de M4A3 Sherman maar leek toch veel op zijn voorganger.
Qua bewapening en bezetting was de M7B1 Priest ook ongeveer gelijk aan de M7 Priest.
www.priestm7b1.nl /informatie.html   (683 words)

 Military Factory - M7 Priest   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The M-7 Priest was the principle mobile artillery system for the allies in World War 2.
M7 Priests were based on the successful and highly produced M4 Sherman and M3 Stuart chassis.
Common practice among the Bitish Royal Army and US Marines in the Pacific (most notably in Okinawa) was to have the 105mm howitzer removed in favor of utilizing the M7 as a 22-infantry armored personnel carrier.
www.militaryfactory.com /armor/popup.asp?armor_id=109   (295 words)

 105mm HMC M7
The 105mm HMC M7 was designed on the chassis of the medium tank M3, whereby the upper hull and turret were removed and replaced with an open-topped superstructure with the 105mm howitzer in the right front corner, and the.50cal MG ring mount to the right of the howitzer.
Early models retained holdovers from the M3, namely the early-type bogies with the return roller on top, and the three-piece final drive and differential housing with a notch taken from the top right corner to make room for the M3's sponson-mounted 75mm gun.
M7B1s were modified during the Korean War by raising the howitzer mount, and consequently the height of the HMC as well, which increased the howitzer's maximum elevation to +65°.
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 M7 Priest - Definition, explanation
It was given the official nickname Priest in British service, following on from the Bishop self propelled gun.
This developed into a tradition of naming self-propelled guns after ecclesiastic titles with the Sexton and Abbot.
A Canadian APC conversion of the M7 for use by British and Commonwealth units in Europe.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/m/m7/m7_priest.php   (0 words)

 M7 Priest US Howitzer "Annamae" 1:32 21st Century Toys 21-99348S2
Xtreme Detail M7 Priest US Howitzer "Annamae" 1:32 by 21st Century Toys.
The 105mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M7 was an American self-propelled artillery vehicle produced during World War II.
It was given the official nickname Priest in British service, due to the pulpit like machine gun ring and following on from the Bishop self propelled gun, the full designation when in British service was 105mm SP, Priest.
www.badcataviation.com /m7prushoa121.html   (0 words)

 Combat HQ - Mod Managers
GEM_FieldDrabCamo_Priest_CMMOS_hr.zip - Gordon Molek's Field Drab/Olive Drab camouflaged M7 Priest HMC mod.
GEM_Whitewashed_M7_CMMOS_hr.zip - Gordon Molek's whitewashed M7 (Priest) HMC.
GEM_Winter_M7_CMMOS_hr.zip - Gordon Molek's snow-covered M7 (Priest) HMC.
www.combatmission.com /mods/cmmos.asp   (0 words)

 M7 "Priest"
Based on chassis of the earlier American M3 tank the Priest was an attempt to allow artillery to keep pace with rapidly advancing armoured forces.
This mock up, in Canadian markings, was produced by Gananoque high school students as a D-day project.
The Sexton was a similar and very successful Canadian experiment based upon the undergunned Canadian designed Ramtank.
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 Blast Models US M7 Priest Stowage
This stowage set is designed for any of the Italeri M7 Priest and consists of just four pieces in light cream resin with the quality of the casting being excellent without any blemishes and virtually no cleanup required on the parts.
The second casting is for the front hull between the fenders and has further tarp rolls, ration boxes and a couple of jerry cans with a separate ration box and equipment pack to add as you wish.
A simple but nicely detailed set to add life to your Priest with minimal to no cleanup required and just needs painting before attaching to the model.
www.perthmilitarymodelling.com /reviews/vehicles/blast/bl35084k.htm   (240 words)

 wetteb.de - M7_Priest
Die M7 Priest wurde entwickelt, weil der US Army ein leichtes, geländegängiges Artillerieunterstützungsfahrzeug fehlte.
Der Priest basiert auf dem Fahrgestell des M4 Sherman.
Dieser Kanzel verdankt der M7 seinen Spitznamen Priest, da sie an die Predigerkanzel in der Kirche erinnert.
www.wetteb.de /wiki_M7_Priest   (156 words)

Diese von American Locomotive gefertigte Ursprungsvariante der Priest baute auf dem Fahrgestell des mittleren Panzers M3 Lee/Grant auf.
Die M7 wog rund 23 t, hatte eine Länge von 6.270 mm, war 2.680 mm breit und 2.540 mm hoch.
Armee der britischen Streitkräfte erhielt im September 1942 90 M7 und setzte sie bei der Schlacht von El Alamein und später auch noch bei Landung der Alliierten in der Normandie ein.
www.panzerbaer.de /guns/us_hmc_m7_priest-a.htm   (507 words)

 M7 Priest, Italeri 1:35 - Modellversium Galerie
Es zeigt einen M7 Priest und einen Teil seiner Besatzung während einer Feuerpause.
Diese Pause scheinen sie sich auch redlich verdient zu haben, beachtet man die vielen leeren Kartonagen, in denen die Granaten verpackt waren.
Der Bausatz ist der gute alte M7 Priest von Italeri, verfeinert mit allerlei Eigenbauten und Fotoätzteilen.
www.modellversium.de /galerie/artikel.php?id=724   (0 words)

 M7 Priest Self-Propelled Gun - Tanks, APCs and Armored Vehicles
M7 Priest Self-Propelled Gun - Tanks, APCs and Armored Vehicles
Complete a site search (or full Internet search) on the M7 Priest.
MilitaryFactory.com is a reference website delivering information on military aircraft, tanks, armor, artillery, guns, small arms, battlefield munitions, battles, generals, politicians, special forces and more through informative text and (in most cases) full-color photographs.
www.militaryfactory.com /armor/detail.asp?armor_id=109   (399 words)

 M7 Priest Technical Manual
Dataview Publishing has been unearthing some very interesting publications for re-print.
In this release, they've found the maintenance manual for the M7 Priest.
This manual has a number of good images and diagrams illustrating the proper care and feeding of this self-propelled artillery piece, and there is even a section outlining different methods of destroying the gun and/or vehicle to keep it from falling into enemy hands.
www.cybermodeler.com /hobby/ref/data/cd_data_priest.shtml   (0 words)

 Panzermuseum.com - M7 105mm Self-Propelled Howitzer (Priest)
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Development of the M7 Priest began in 1941.
The vehicle was based on the chassis of the M-4 Sherman tank, and in addition to the 105mm main armament, it had a.50 caliber machine gun.
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