The m7 105mm howitzer motor carriage priest was a self propelled gun that entered combat in north africa late in 1942 and that served with the british and american armies from then until the end of the war fighting on sicily in italy in normandy and north western europe and in smaller numbers in the pacific. The m37 105 mm howitzer motor carriage named t76 105 mm hmc during development starting in 8 july 1943 was developed by the us on an extended m24 chaffee base and was intended to be the successor to the 105 mm m7 priest it used the same 105 mm howitzer m4 as the ones mounted on some m4 sherman medium tanks. M7 priest 105mm howitzer motor carriage new vanguard steven j zaloga richard chasemore on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers from el alemein through sicily italy normandy the ardennes and germany the allied m7 priest self propelled howitzer and its canadian british sexton 25 pdr version became iconic it was based on the ubiquitous grant sherman tank and was the most . The 105 mm howitzer motor carriage m7 priest was an american self propelled artillery vehicle produced during world war 2 after the outbreak of world war ii american observers realised the need to have a self propelled artillery vehicle with a suitably large gun suitable for supporting infantry operations
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