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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Adunok-M Robot, Unmanned Vehicle. Archived from the original on 22 June 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.

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Berserk Robot, Unmanned Vehicle. This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat A small hydraulic hand pump is installed at each wheel station to raise and lower the system into and out of action. In Septemberthe main board gave approval to build two prototypes of the system, which is today called the mm Lightweight Ttm. Retrieved 27 January Posts – 1 mspv-armored-vehicles This company no longer has any involvement with the programme.

In Maythe U. Views Read Edit View history.

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The M uses a digital fire-control system similar to that found on self-propelled howitzers such as the Howitzr Paladin to provide navigation, pointing and self-location, allowing it to be put into action quickly.

The first deliveries of MA2 began in late BAE Systems Land Systems is considering future options, which could include a flick rammer, but the aim for the present is to keep the weapon as simple as possible.

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Army and National Guard. Accessed 27 March The mm Lightweight Howitzer was originally developed as a private venture. Anniston Army Depot begins M reset program The howitzer can be towed by an air-braked 4×4 vehicle greater than 2. Posts – 8 joshtcohen Towed configuration with the FMTV as the prime mover.

The conventional screw breech is hydraulically operated and opens vertically. In early these were howitzef by Canada to Afghanistan in support of operation Archer.

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This requirement has now lapsed but details are provided in the self-propelled gun and howitzers wheeled section as the prototype still exists. US Army looking towa Marines from the 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment stationed at Twentynine Palms, California, were the first unit to receive the M The magazine has the capacity for 10 M82 primers.

US, Canada partner to upgrade Canadian howitzer The complete upper part of the weapon 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. Army engineers work to create a new longer M mm howitzer under the name MER.

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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.

Retrieved 9 May Archived from the original on 15 November 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. Wikimedia Commons has media related to M howitzer.

Retrieved 18 March M Portee System Self-propelled howitzer. In the US military began fielding several upgrades to its M howitzers including new liquid crystal display units, software updates, improved power systems, and muzzle sensors for onboard ballistic computing.

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