M198 Howitzer

M198 Howitzer

The M198 howitzer is a medium-sized, towed artillery piece, developed for service with the United States Army and Marine Corps. It was commissioned to be a lightweight replacement for the WWII-era M114 155mm howitzer. It was designed and prototyped at the Rock Island Arsenal in 1969 with firing tests beginning in 1970 and went in to full production there in 1978. It entered service in 1979 and since then 1,600 units have been produced and put into operation.

The howitzer is a medium-sized, towed artillery piece, developed for service with the United States Army and Marine Corps.

The M198 howitzer is a medium-sized, towed artillery piece, developed for service with the United States Army and Marine Corps. It was commissioned to be a lightweight replacement for the WWII-era M114 155 mm howitzer. It was designed and prototyped at the Rock Island Arsenal in 1969 with firing tests beginning in 1970 and went into full production there in 1978. It entered service in 1979 and since then 1,600 units have been produced and put into operation.

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov: “ U. Marine artillerymen set up their 155 mm howitzer for a fire mission against Iraqi positions on January 1991 during Operation Desert Storm.

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The howitzer is a towed field artillery piece of a split.

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Video: Islamic State fighters appear to fire U.S.-made M198 Howitzer artillery

Video: Islamic State fighters appear to fire U.-made Howitzer artillery

M198 Howitzer Diorama

M198 Howitzer Diorama

Maya M198 Howitzer Artillery - 3D Model

Maya M198 Howitzer Artillery - 3D Model

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