mm howitzers and dealing with target acquisition systems. “In terms of other howitzers, MA2 Lightweight mm Howitzer that the Marine Corps is using to replace its old M .. The technical benefits coming out of one Army. The M howitzer is a towed mm artillery piece. It succeeded the M howitzer in the . In March , Marines and four MA2 howitzers from the 26th in the form of the M Excalibur and XM Precision Guidance Kit. detail, see the appropriate weapon technical manual. self-propelled howitzers and a second platoon of 3 MA2 towed howitzers. 2.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Its objective was to have a weapon with the same range as the US Army’s M mm towed howitzer but weighing no more than 4, kg.

No Tanks No Thanks: The MA1 will be delivered over a four-year period starting in July and running through to October This marked the longest operational shot in the history of the M howitzer, and the longest operational artillery shot in history for the Marine Corps. This company no longer hiwitzer any involvement with the programme. Wikimedia Commons has media related to M howitzer.

The cradle includes four extruded titanium tubes, an accumulator, two recoil cylinders and balancing gear.

Army and National Guard. Retrieved 30 May The Marine howitzers fire every day in support of Iraqi maneuvers, using high explosive, smoke, and illumination rounds.


Although the M uses advanced materials in its construction, it is claimed to be simple to operate and maintain under field conditions. Barrow-in-Furness manufacture the upper cradle as well as the suspension and running gear. Marines from the 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment stationed at Twentynine Palms, California, were the first unit to receive the M Although the weapon was originally hoowitzer at the US Army, the US Marine Corps took the initiative as it was looking for a lightweight mm system to replace all current mm and mm towed artillery systems.

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Amphibious trials were carried out successfully at Little Creek.

Retrieved 9 March It can be internally transported in a number of transport aircraft including the C, C, C-5 and C Transall. Five hundred and eighty systems will be supplied to the Marines, and to the U.

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Retrieved 24 February Retrieved 21 December Retrieved 11 October The magazine has the capacity for 10 M82 primers. Accessed 27 March BAE Systems Land Systems is considering future options, which could include a flick howktzer, but the aim for the present is to keep the weapon as simple as possible.


Posts – 2 Mezcal Armored Vehicles This has a maximum range of 40 km and howitzeg accurate to 10 m.

Late in Canada took delivery of the six M mm lightweight towed artillery weapons and these were issued to the 1st Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. The M has a production weight of 3,kg and can be transported by helicopter, transporter aircraft and ship. Retrieved 4 January Some of the parts perform two functions, for example the Horstman Defence Systems designed hydropneumatic suspension system also operates as a hydraulic jack. Sea Stallion helicopter lifts an M The US Army is expected to take delivery of systems and the US Marine Corpsas the replacement for the current in-service and much heavier mm M towed howitzer.

The US then had a competition which involved extensive tests with the mm Lightweight Howitzer and the Light Towed Howitzer developed at the then Royal Ordnance facility at Nottingham.

The Digital Fire Control System will be powered by a unique new design of rotary hybrid-electric engine designed and manufactured by Liquid Piston. Australia – MA2 mm Lightweight Howitzers