Historic Markers Across Georgia

57 mm Anti-Tank Gun

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Location: on Cannon Rd near the visitors center in the Veterans Memorial Park, US 280 west of Cordele, GA.
County: Crisp
Coordinates: N 31° 57.565    W 083° 54.706
  31.959416    -83.91176
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None


The 57 mm antitank gun replaced the 37mm gun as the standard U.S. antitank weapon in World War II. The 57 mm was a copy of the British 6-pounder, but with a longer barrel (50"). Many of these guns were supplied to the British and Russians under Lend-Lease.