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M198 American 155mm Towed Howitzer

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"WEG"
"Artillery"
"Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"Towed Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"United States"
"PRO_Bahrain"
"PRO_Brazil"
"PRO_Ecuador"
"PRO_Honduras"
"PRO_Iraq"
"PRO_Lebanon"
"PRO_Morocco"
"PRO_Pakistan"
"PRO_Saudi Arabia"
"PRO_Somalia"
"PRO_Thailand"
"PRO_Tunisia"
"Land"
"Tier3"
notes"The M198 American 155mm Towed Howitzer was for almost 3 decades the primary towed artillery piece of the US military, and is still in use with several other countries. It is replaced in service with the US armed forces by the M777 howitzer."
dateOfIntroduction1979
countryOfOrigin"United States"
proliferation"Bahrain, Brazil, Ecuador, Honduras, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Thailand, Tunisia"
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name"M198 155MM TOWED HOWITZER"
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"M198_American_155mm_(B).jpg"
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"M198"
name"Type"
value"Towed Howitzer"
name"Caliber"
value"155 mm"
name"Carriage"
value"split trail"
name"Crew"
value"11"
units"ea"
name"Emplacement Time"
value"6"
units"minutes"
name"Displacement Time"
value"5"
units"minutes"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length, Overall"
value"11.0 m"
name"Length, Transport Configuration"
value"12.34 m"
name"Width, Overall"
value"8.534 m"
name"Width, Transport Configuration"
value"2.794 m"
name"Height, Axis of Fire"
value"1.803 m"
name"Height, Transport Configuration"
value"2.9 m"
name"Weight, Standard"
value"7,163 kg"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"7,163 kg"
name"Ground Clearance"
value"0.33 m"
name"Main Weapon System"
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name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Type"
value"Howitzer"
name"Caliber"
value"155 mm"
name"Elevation"
value"+72° (1280mils)/-5° (-89mils)"
name"Traverse"
value"45° (800mils)"
name"Breach Mechanism"
value"interrupted screw"
name"Muzzle Brake"
value"double baffle"
name"Rate of Fire"
value"4 rpm"
name"Maximum Firing Range"
value"22-39 km depending on projectile"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"Projectile"
name"Caliber"
value"155 mm"
name"Projectile Weight"
value"44 kg"
name"Types of Ammunition"
value"Anti-tank (M718) (containing nine anti-tank mines) with the projectile weighing 46.72 kg, a muzzle velocity of 660 m/s and a maximum range of 17,740 m. Anti-tank (M741) (containing nine anti-tank mines) with the projectile weighing 46.72 kg, muzzle velocity of 660 m/s and a maximum range of 17,740 m. Copperhead Cannon Launch Guided Projectile (M712) to a range of 16,400 m (as their shelf-life has now been exceeded these laser-guided projectiles are no longer operational). HE (M107) with the projectile weighing 42.91 kg, muzzle velocity of 684.3 m/s, and maximum range of 18,100 m. HE (M449) (containing 60 anti-personnel grenades) with the projectile weighing 43.09 kg and a maximum range of 18,100 m. HE (M483) (containing 88 dual-purpose grenades) with the projectile weighing 46.53 kg, muzzle velocity of 660 m/s and a maximum range of 17,500 m. HE (M692) (containing 36 anti-personnel mines) with the projectile weighing 46.5 kg, muzzle velocity of 660 m/s and a maximum range of 17,740 m. HE (M731) (containing 36 anti-personnel mines) with the projectile weighing 46.5 kg, muzzle velocity of 660 m/s and a maximum range of 17,740 m. HE (M795) registration projectile for M483 and maximum range of 22,400 m. HERA (M549 series) (RAP) with the projectile weighing 43.54 kg, maximum muzzle velocity of 826 m/s and a maximum range of 30,000 m. Dual-Purpose Improved Conventional Munition (DPICM) M864 (type-classified late in 1987). Illuminating (M118 series) with the projectile weighing 46.26 kg, muzzle velocity of 684.3 m/s and a maximum range of 18,100 m. Illuminating (M485 series) with the projectile weighing 41.73 kg, muzzle velocity of 684 m/s and a maximum range of 17,500 m. Smoke WP (M110 series) with the projectile weighing 44.4 kg, muzzle velocity of 684.3 m/s and a maximum range of 18,100 m. Smoke BE (M116 series) with the projectile weighing 42.22 kg, muzzle velocity of 684.3 m/s and a maximum range of 18,100 m. Smoke (M825), base ejection, with a muzzle velocity of 797 m/s and a maximum range of 22,600 m M982 Excalibur precision guided munition."
name"Protection"
properties
name"Shield"
value"No"
type"WEG"
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