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105-mm Type 4140 towed field howitzer

Country of Origin: Sweden

description

The Type 4140 105-mm howitzer is towed on a two-wheel carriage by a 6 x 6 truck. In the firing position, the gun rests on a plate and is supported by four trails that are secured in the ground by pickets. The carriage wheels are raised off the ground and placed in front of the gun shield.

The Type 4140 fires a high-explosive (HE) projectile.

status

No longer in service.

Initial operational capability (IOC) was achieved in the 1950s.

builders

 Bofors Defense AB (a United Defense company),...

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