Yuma, Arizona: Atomic Cannon

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Yuma Proving Ground

US Hwy 95, Yuma, AZ
I-8 exit 12. North on Fortuna Rd for two miles, then north on US 95 for 10.5 miles. The cannon is on the southbound side, at the entrance to Yuma Proving Ground.
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Atomic Cannon.

Atomic Cannon
The M65 280mm atomic cannon was designed to fire a nuclear shell at an enemy. Good plan. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Atomic Cannon

Another Atomic Cannon: There is an M65 at the entrance of the Yuma Proving Ground on US 95 just north of Yuma, AZ, along with a 200mm gun-howitzer. There is a rather random collection of service and developmental artillery pieces about 2 mi. inside the entrance, plus a few tanks and artillery rockets. One of the tanks may be an M103 heavy tank. The base also maintains a museum.

The gun stands alone on its pedestal and cross-track, without the dual transporter units that gave it shoot-and-scoot capability. Demilled, Condition NRA Fair.

[Hugh Hixon, 04/26/2001]

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