The M is an ultra light howitzer designed and manufactured by BAE Systems. M is a mm 39 calibre towed gun which, through. TM &P, ACTIVE, 09/30/, Interactive electronic technical manual FIELD MAINTENANCE MANUAL FOR HOWITZER, MEDIUM, TOWED, M The M training man- ual, TM , states the MA2 howitzer, with its hydraulically operated breach and hydro-pneumatic recoil mechanism, is .

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Retrieved 18 March In Septemberthe main board gave approval to build two prototypes of the system, which is today called the mm Yowitzer Howitzer. The gun is already in high demand from nations worldwide, recognising the unique structure and capability of providing artillery support to early entry and rapid reaction forces. M Portee System Self-propelled howitzer.

More Foxhound vehicles for British Army ZPT99 Fire support vehicle. 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.

Retrieved 11 October Excalibur can also be fired by other towed and self-propelled artillery systems with a modified fire m7777 system. The carriage comprises two sub-assemblies, the body and the saddle.

Both were completed uowitzer late Turangga Wheeled armoured personnel carrier.

In the spring of the project definition was completed. The complete upper part of the howitzerr was test fired at Eskmeals in June with a total of 50 rounds being fired at all elevations, 12 of which were zone 8S top charge.

The cradle includes four extruded titanium tubes, an accumulator, two recoil cylinders and balancing gear. Hoowitzer keep the weight down, extensive use has been made of extruded titanium hiwitzer fabrications, designed by BAE Systems Land Systems, but subcontracted to other companies, as well as efficient structural design.

The mm Lightweight Howitzer was originally developed as a private venture. The M howitzer is a towed mm artillery piece. Retrieved 6 October A centrepost on the body receives the saddle, and a rack segment attached to the rear of the body engages with the saddle-mounted traverse gearbox enabling the saddle to be rotated through mils left and right.


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tmm 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. Retrieved 4 January 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 if the company built a prototype of the system with its own money it would carry out a complete evaluation of the system.

When in the travelling configuration it is towed 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. India received its first shipment comprising two howitzers on 18 May in New Delhi from United States in ready to use condition.

The construction of the M makes extensive use of titanium and titanium castings, enabling a weight reduction howiyzer 3,kg 7,lb compared to the M howitzer which it replaces in the US Army and USMC inventory. The Digital Fire Control System will be powered by a unique new design of rotary hybrid-electric engine designed and manufactured by Liquid Piston.

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Archived from the original on 1 April Retrieved howitzdr November Archived from the original on 3 August The Times of India. 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.

The Marine howitzers fire every day in support of Iraqi maneuvers, using high explosive, smoke, and illumination rounds.

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. Army unit to utilise the M in combat in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Late in Canada took t, of the six M mm lightweight towed artillery weapons and these were issued to the 1st Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery.


TM 9-1025-215-10 M777 Howitzer Operator’s Manual

Army Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Magazine. Some of the parts perform two functions, for example the Horstman Defence Systems designed hydropneumatic suspension system also operates as a hydraulic jack.

In the end the former was selected. The MA1 will be delivered over a four-year period starting in July and running through to October It made its combat debut in the War in Afghanistan. Many of the 72 reported killed during the heaviest period of fighting were due to artillery fire from only two of these guns. 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.

M howitzer – Wikipedia

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

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Prime contract management is based in Barrow-in-Furness in the United Kingdom as well as manufacture and assembly of the titanium structures and associated recoil components. Archived from howihzer original PDF on 15 September M77 page was last edited on 28 Decemberat The body includes two forward stabilisers and two split trails fitted with self-digging spades and dampers. Final integration and testing of the weapon is undertaken at BAE’s facility in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

It also completed limited land mobility howitzfr and airlift certification in single and split mode. The system has been tested from the M howitzer. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. By earlyproduction of the MA2 was running at 18 units a month and production will continue to at least late