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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The US Army is expected to take delivery of systems and the US Marine Corpsas the replacement for the current in-service and much heavier mm Hkwitzer towed howitzer. The howitzer can be towed by an air-braked 4×4 vehicle greater than 2. The initial purchase is for 12 units, which may be raised to 25 units.
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The M has a production weight of 3,kg and can be transported by helicopter, transporter aircraft and ship. In the baseline model, a universal sight mount is fitted on the left side but provision is made for a second sight on the right side for customers requiring a tj system. Some of the parts perform two functions, for example the Horstman Defence Systems designed hydropneumatic suspension system also operates as a hydraulic jack.
Posts – 1 mspv-armored-vehicles The US then had a competition which involved extensive tests with the mm Lightweight Howitzer howihzer the Light Towed Howitzer developed at the then Royal Ordnance facility at Nottingham.
Retrieved 11 October A centrepost on the body receives the saddle, and a rack segment attached to the rear of the body engages with the saddle-mounted traverse gearbox enabling the saddle to be rotated through mils left and right. Archived from the original on 12 October The Saudis have purchased HMMWV vehicles to tow the guns, [ inconsistent ] haul ammunition, and carry the crews and their gear.
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In the US military began fielding several upgrades to its M howitzers including new howitze crystal display units, software updates, improved power systems, and muzzle sensors for onboard ballistic computing. This has a maximum range of 40 km and is accurate to 10 m. US, Canada partner to upgrade Canadian howitzer Archived from the original on 1 April Army and National Guard. Retrieved 5 May Retrieved 27 January More Foxhound vehicles for British Army In Septemberthe main board gave approval to build two prototypes of the system, which is today called the mm Lightweight Howitzer.
Mounted on either side of the body is a hydrogas suspension unit fitted with stub axle and aluminium rimmed road wheels. Canadian soldiers fire an M at Taliban fighting positions from a forward operating base in the Helmand Province.
Retrieved 12 September The mm M Howitzer is the core strategic artillery system of the future, soon to become the NATO standard weapon in its class. The cannon tube assembly includes the cannon tube, muzzle brake, towing eye, primer feed mechanism and screw breech. May May In early these were deployed by Canada to Afghanistan in support of operation Archer.
Retrieved 13 May The first deliveries of MA2 began in late 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.
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.
In the spring of the project definition was completed. Barrow-in-Furness manufacture the upper cradle as well as the suspension and running gear. Posts – 8 joshtcohen