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.

- 1991 – Gulf War: Ground troops cross the Saudi Arabian border and enter Iraq, thus beginning the ground phase of the war.

M198 Howitzer

American howitzer firing on Iraqi positions during Desert Storm, 1991

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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

Flame and smoke emerge from the muzzle of an M198 Howitzer Canvas Art - Stocktrek Images (34 x 23)

Flame and smoke emerge from the muzzle of an M198 Howitzer Canvas Art - Stocktrek Images (34 x 23)

Flame and smoke emerge from the muzzle of an Howitzer Canvas Art - Stocktrek Images x

Merit International 1:16 M198 155mm Plastic Model Gun Kit MIL-61602 This M198 155mm Towed Howitzer Plastic Model Gun Kit features working wheels. It is made by Merit International and is 1:16 scale. 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…

The 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 howitzer.

A 155 mm M198 howitzer firing a shell.

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U.S. Marines from Mike Battery, 4th Battalion, 14th Marines, operate the 155mm M198 howitzer at Camp Fallujah, November 2004.

Marines from Mike Battery, Battalion, Marines, operate the howitzer at Camp Fallujah, November

M198 Howitzer Diorama

M198 Howitzer Diorama

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