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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Sea Stallion helicopter lifts an M US, Canada technocal to upgrade Canadian howitzer In early these were deployed by Canada to Afghanistan in support of operation Archer.

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To keep the weight down, extensive use has been made of extruded titanium alloy fabrications, designed by BAE Systems Land Systems, but subcontracted to other companies, as well as efficient structural design. Technicap manufacture the upper cradle as well as the suspension and running gear.

These have underwent an extensive series of tests in the US during which more than 10, rounds of ammunition have been fired.

Retrieved 9 May The construction of the M makes extensive use of titanium and titanium castings, enabling a weight reduction of 3,kg 7,lb compared to the M howitzer which it replaces in the US Army and USMC inventory. 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 MA2 also has a hard wired fuze setter which is located near the assistant gunner’s position and used to programme the Excalibur fuze prior to loading.

In the baseline model, a universal sight mount is fitted on the left side but provision is made for a second sight on the right side for customers requiring a two-sight system. This has a maximum range of 40 km and is accurate to 10 m.

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Retrieved 4 January 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. The mm Lightweight Howitzer was originally howitzfr as a private venture. Excalibur can also be fired by other towed and self-propelled artillery systems with a modified fire control system.

In the US military began fielding several tecunical to its M howitzers including new liquid crystal display units, software updates, improved power systems, and muzzle sensors for onboard ballistic computing.

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Retrieved 22 November Marines from the 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment stationed at Twentynine Palms, California, were the first unit to receive the M Posts – 2 Mezcal Armored Vehicles Retrieved from ” https: Although the weapon was originally targeted 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.

The howitzer can be towed by an air-braked 4×4 vehicle greater than 2. In Maythe U. 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.


The US Army was fully briefed on the system and agreed that manhal the company built a prototype of the system with its own money it would carry out a complete evaluation of the system. The carriage comprises two sub-assemblies, the body and the saddle.

Army unit to utilise the M in combat in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Towed configuration with the FMTV as the prime mover.

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In the summer they made a significant contribution during the Battle of Panjwaii when a small number of rounds were used to huge effect on Taliban elements retreating from the battle area. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The M howitzer is a towed mm artillery piece. Archived from the original PDF on 13 September Wikimedia Commons has media related to M howitzer. As of early six of these were in Canada and six in Afghanistan.

Since then an additional six weapons have been supplied which brings the total up to India received its first shipment comprising two howitzers on 18 May in New Delhi from United States in ready to use condition. Accessed 27 March A derivative of the M49 firing mechanism is mounted to the primer feed mechanism.

The mm M Howitzer is the core strategic artillery system of the future, soon to become the NATO standard weapon in its class.

Army Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Magazine. In the spring of the project definition was completed.

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