Booklet 15: Coopers Plains – Ordinance Depot
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General view with trails open to show clearance between trail and wheel to 105mm M2A1 Howitzer which has been modified by the 48th Ordnance under the direction of Ordnance Officer, SOS. It has been equipped with dual GMC wheels, the same type used on 2 1/2 ton trucks, and studs. This designed to increase floating qualities in mud and sand. Tyre pressure not yet determined is expected to be 30-35 lbs. Coopers Plains, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. 11 September 1943.

I don't know how the Igloos were numbered at Coopers Plains. Perhaps one day I'll find out. This one looks like # 1.

Photo: Isaacs.

US Archives (NARA) RG 111 SC 364554

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