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Yuma, Arizona: Atomic Cannon Team Field Report

Yuma Proving Ground

Imperial Dam Rd, 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 west side, at the intersection of Imperial Dam Rd, at the entrance to Yuma Proving Ground.
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The Atomic Cannon was designed to fire a nuclear shell on a battlefield. Report... [06/28/2020]

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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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