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155-mm KH179

Country of Origin: South Korea


The 155-mm KH179 howitzer is a converted U.S. M114A1 fitted with a longer barrel and modified carriage. New fire-control equipment is integrated. The M114A1 shield has been removed to reduce weight. The carriage is of the split trail type. The howitzer is typically towed by a 5-ton 6 x 6 truck.

The new 155-mm/39-caliber barrel is of monobloc construction with an interrupted screw breech mechanism. The barrel has a constant 1-in-20 twist rifling; there are 48 grooves. High-strength...

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