Small Arms and Artillery
The Recoilless Rifle is a lightweight, direct fire artillery weapon used for infantry support. The museum displays an M18, 57mm model (Center of picture.) produced in the 1940s for WWII. To the left of it is a shadow box containing representative rounds for the M18.
The Quad 50 machine gun mount is featured at the museum. These units were mounted on a half-track (M16) or the back of a two and a half-ton truck in WWII. These guns were also used used on a gun truck for convoy protection during the Vietnam War. The two pictures above show our Quad 50 on a Vietnam era deuce and a half cargo truck. Many Quad 50 mounts were made in Neenah, Wisconsin, by the Kimberly-Clark Corporation during the war effort of WWII.