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Cookstown, New Jersey: M56 Scorpion Tank Destroyer

An old piece of Army artillery surplus, circa 1956, this 90mm self-propelled tank destroyer defends the disabled and sequestered vehicles in the USA Towing yard.

33 Cookstown-New Egypt Rd, Cookstown, NJ
NE side of town near the entrance to USA towing yard. Cookstown listed as part of Wrightstown.
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M56 Scorpion

The M56 Scorpion is not a howitzer. It is a tank destroyer, or self-propelled gun. A howitzer tank has a low velocity gun primarily for firing high explosive ammunition. The M56 has a (relatively) high velocity cannon meant for firing armor piercing ammunition to destroy tanks.

[travis tran, 12/23/2023]


M56 Scorpion Howitzer

Self-propelled 90mm howitzer, the M56 Scorpion was manufactured by Cadillac in 1956. Set up at USA Towing.

[Vince, 02/24/2012]

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