155-mm M109 self-propelled howitzer Weapon Systems // Artillery/Guns // Self-Propelled Guns/Howitzers


Country of Origin: USA

The widely used M109 carries a 155-mm howitzer and is the principal self-propelled artillery support for U.S. Army divisions. It is a large tracked vehicle with a fully traversable turret and prominent bustle. Early variants had a short, 23-caliber barrel. Later versions, including the M109A6 Paladin, have a 39-caliber barrel. The Army was developing a 58-caliber cannon for the M109 as of mid-2020. The M109 has a crew of six: commander, gunner, driver and three ammunition handlers....

 

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