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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The complete upper part of the weapon was test fired at Eskmeals in June with a total of techniczl rounds being fired at all elevations, 12 of which were zone 8S top charge. The M, which while under development was called the XM, will replace the current mm M towed howitzer which weighs 7, kg.

BAE Systems Land Systems has proposed a complete family of mm weapons based on the M, as well as the mm M with 39 calibre barrel howittzer in production in the US. Retrieved 4 November Retrieved 5 May In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Mounted on either side of the body is a hydrogas suspension unit fitted with stub axle and aluminium rimmed road teechnical. Although the M uses advanced materials in its construction, it is claimed to be simple to operate and maintain under field conditions. The Times of India. These climatic firings were followed by air transportability split lift trials and km of land mobility trials on test tracks ranging from trails to Belgian blocks and included wading to a depth of 1.


The M uses a digital fire-control system similar to that found on self-propelled howitzers such as the MA6 Paladin to provide navigation, pointing and self-location, tcehnical it to be put into action quickly. The Tefhnical Army was fully briefed on the system and agreed that if the company built a prototype of the system with its own money it would carry out a complete evaluation of the system. Five hundred and eighty systems will be supplied to the Marines, and to the U.

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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 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.

Marines from the 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment stationed at Twentynine Palms, California, were the first unit to receive the M India received its first shipment comprising two howitzers on 18 May in New Delhi from United States in ready to use condition.

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The system has been tested from the M howitzer. Retrieved 26 May hechnical 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.

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.

Home Articles products companies countries quantities museum contracts Denial of Guarantees and Rights Contact Russian. US Army looking towa Archived from the original on 15 November A loading tray hwoitzer provided to the rear of the breech, which is opened automatically.


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Army and National Guard. Jul Jul Retrieved 24 February The cannon tube assembly includes the cannon tube, muzzle brake, towing eye, primer feed mechanism and screw breech. 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.

Posts – 3 joshtcohen Excalibur can also be fired by other towed and self-propelled artillery systems with a modified fire control system. The MA1 will be delivered over a four-year period starting in July and running through to October When in the travelling configuration techmical is ,anual by its muzzle in a similar manner to the Russian mm D howitzer by any truck with a 2 tonne capacity or greater fitted with air-operated brakes.

This requirement has now lapsed but details are provided in the self-propelled gun and howitzers wheeled section as the prototype still exists.

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Amphibious trials were carried out successfully at Little Creek. The mm Lightweight Howitzer was originally developed as a private venture. Retrieved 22 November The conventional screw breech is hydraulically operated and opens vertically.

Army unit to utilise the M in combat in support of Operation Howitzwr Freedom. In early these were deployed by Canada to Afghanistan in support of operation Archer.

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Adunok-M Robot, Unmanned Vehicle. The mm M Howitzer is the core strategic techical system of the future, soon to become the NATO standard weapon in its class.

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