MOCpages : Share your LEGO® creations
LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop M7 "Priest" Self Propelled ArtilleyMilitary
Welcome to the world's greatest LEGO fan community!
Explore cool creations, share your own, and have lots of fun together.  ~  It's all free!
M7 "Priest" Self Propelled Artilley
The 105 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M7 was an American self-propelled artillery vehicle produced during World War II.
About this creation
The M7 "Priest" was an American self propelled howitzer built on the M4 Sherman chassis. It was designed after U.S. Army observers realized that they would need a self-propelled artillery vehicle with sufficient firepower to support armored operations. Lessons learned with half-tracks also showed that this vehicle would have to be armored and fully tracked



While the first M7s were produced for the U.S. Army, supply was soon diverted to support the Lend-Lease program. Ninety M7s were sent to the British 8th Army in North Africa, who were also the first to use it in battle during the Second Battle of El Alamein. The M7 soon proved successful and the British requested 5,500 of them, an order which was never fully completed.



A total of 3,490 M7s were built and they proved to be reliable weapons, continuing to see service in the U.S. and allied armies well past World War II.



In U.S. service, the M7 was a great success. Each U.S. armored division had three battalions of M7s, giving them unparalleled mobile artillery support.



Below is an M37 105 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage at the museum where I work. It was designed to replace the M7 Priest and was built off of the M24 Chaffee chassis.



Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)

Comments

  August 29, 2012
can you send me a copy of the file. this is an amazing model and i would love to have it my Email is tmen9939@gmail.com
 I like it 
  August 28, 2012
fantasic, could you send me the file for LDD i would love to have this amazing model Cheers tmen9939
Nathan Elkins
 I like it 
Josh Kaufmann
  February 3, 2012
Good work! The last picture of the real one isnt an M7 its the M37
 I made it 
  February 3, 2012
Quoting Josh Kaufmann Good work! The last picture of the real one isnt an M7 its the M37
It says that above the picture.
 I like it 
  February 3, 2012
Impressive!
 I like it 
  February 3, 2012
Nice to see it in brick form
 
By Nathan Elkins
Add to my favorite builders

7
people like this. See who.

2,634 visitors
6 comments
Added January 31, 2012
 


LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop M7 "Priest" Self Propelled ArtilleyMilitary


You Your home page | LEGO creations | Favorite builders
Activity Activity | Comments | Creations
Explore Explore | Recent | Groups
MOCpages is an unofficial, fan-created website. LEGO® and the brick configuration are property of The LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, own, or endorse this site.
©2002-2014 Sean Kenney Design Inc | Privacy policy | Terms of use