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105-mm L118 Light Gun

Country of Origin: Britain


The L118 105-mm Light Gun was developed to replace the British army's Italian-made Oto Melara 105-mm Model 56 pack howitzer. In U.S. service, the L119 variant is designated the M119. It is a relatively lightweight gun designed to provide a stable platform and good cross-country towing speed.

The gun is air-portable by a variety of aircraft, either internally or by external sling. A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter can carry one gun slingloaded, the CH-47 Chinook two guns and...

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