T34 Calliope

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T34 Calliope
T-34-rocket-launcher-France.jpg
T34 Calliope in France
TypeTank-mounted rocket launcher (Rocket-Artillery Tank)
Place of originUnited States
Service history
WarsWorld War II
Production history
Designed1943
Specifications

Main
armament

60 × 4.5 in (114 mm) rockets (T34), 64 × 4.5 in (114 mm) rockets (T34E1),

60 × 7.2 in (183 mm) rockets (T34E2)
 
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T34 Calliope
T-34-rocket-launcher-France.jpg
T34 Calliope in France
TypeTank-mounted rocket launcher (Rocket-Artillery Tank)
Place of originUnited States
Service history
WarsWorld War II
Production history
Designed1943
Specifications

Main
armament

60 × 4.5 in (114 mm) rockets (T34), 64 × 4.5 in (114 mm) rockets (T34E1),

60 × 7.2 in (183 mm) rockets (T34E2)

The Rocket Launcher T34 (Calliope) was a tank-mounted multiple rocket launcher used by the United States Army during World War II. The launcher was placed atop the Medium Tank M4, and fired a barrage of 4.5 in (114 mm) M8 rockets from 60 launch tubes. It was developed in 1943; small numbers were produced and were used by various US armor units in 1944-45. It adopts its name from the musical instrument "Calliope", also known as the steam organ, which had similarly lined pipes.

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