the MA6 (Paladin), see FM with the lightweight computer unit (LCU) or manual gunnery Note: This manual will refer to the designated POC. Newer versions, MA6 and beyond are referred to as the Paladin and offer significant automation and M Technical and Parts Manuals (33 Manuals). UNIT MAINTENANCE MANUAL FOR HULL SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS HOWITZER, MEDIUM, SELF–PROPELLED: MM MA6.

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It can fire a high-explosive round 19, yd 18, m. Production deliveries began in April Another possibility is to use two PLGRs to determine howitzer location.

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The vehicle carried 28 rounds. The first MA6 and MA2 vehicles were disassembled and reassembled to MA7 and MA3 standard as part of low-rate initial production beginning in summer Enter Your Email Address. The turret configuration of the MA6 requires the howitzer being laid to be positioned to the left front of the operational howitzer.

The crew was made of six members; driver, commander, 2 gunners and 2 loaders. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? When digital communications with the Paladin are lost for any reason, collocate degraded howitzer within meters of an operational howitzer and use the data computed by the operational howitzer. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Field manual FM Field Manual FM The MA5 fields upgraded components providing greater durability.

The chassis is longer than the original M providing greater internal volume. The original versions were semi-mobile, where communications cable were required to be laid between the battery and command vehicles. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The number of crew members has decreased throughout the years, as upgrades have come out.


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1/35 U.S. Self-Propelled Howitzer MA6 Paladin (Iraq War)

Min in 3. This version had the T development designation. Most subsystem failures can be overcome by working around the faulty subsystem with alternate procedures. It establishes the duties and responsibilities of key Paladin battery personnel for field operations.

The M has proved itself in combat in many theaters over the years and has been adopted as the mobile artillery platform of choice by over 40 nations. The driver positions the degraded howitzer as required and emplaces using spades. The gunner of the operational howitzer sights on the pantel of the degraded howitzer. It sets forth the doctrine pertaining to organization, equipment, command and control C2operations, and tactics, techniques, and procedures TTP for Paladin units.

It was designed at the same time as the M Don’t have an Account? The PIM can fire four rounds per minute for three minutes and sustain one round per minute.

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Maximum M projectile range of 15, yd 14, m. It can fire the Excaliber rounds 25 mi 40 km and conventional rounds about 19 mi 30 km. The vehicle utilizes the final drives, torsion bars, road manyal, road arms and track from the Bradley infantry fighting vehicle. The Paladin is a “system of systems,” all of which must be working for the MA6 to achieve its full combat potential.

Loss of one or several subsystems does not completely negate the overall capability of the Paladin. The Preventive Maintenance Monthly is series of United States Army technical bulletins published since June as a monthly magazine with comic book-style art to illustrate proper preventive maintenance methods. This provides 35kW of VDC, which can be used for voltage conversion and can support other power loads required within the complex Paladin platform.

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If the degraded howitzer uses the operational howitzers firing data, the operational howitzer must remain within meters. The A6 had numerous improvements, including secure radio, onboard diagnostics, and improved armor and powertrain.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. This gives the two gunner’s sights clear fields of view off the left sides of the respective howitzers Figure A The new powertrain and chassis allow the vehicle to maintain pace with other advanced heavy vehicles while provided spare parts commonality with newer generation vehicles.

We are here to help. A medium howitzer version, the M was introduced originally but was later canceled to minimize duplicity in the U.

Once the operational howitzer is in position and laid on the desired azimuth of fire, the gunners on both howitzers check the boresight of their pantel with the M boresighting device or standard angle method.

Read more Read less. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Table A-1 outlines procedures to be followed if POC operations become degraded. The latest M variant designed for the U. The M is a self-propelled, semi-mobile, tracked and armored Howitzer Artillery Unit with a mm cannon, that was introduced into service in