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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This marked the longest operational shot in the history of the M howitzer, and the longest operational artillery shot in history for the Marine Corps.

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This howittzer no longer has any involvement with the programme. 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.

May May Turangga Wheeled armoured personnel carrier. Accessed 27 March Retrieved 30 May 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.


These have underwent an extensive series of tests in the US during which more than 10, rounds of ammunition have been fired. Late in Canada took delivery of the six M mm lightweight towed artillery weapons and these were issued to the 1st Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery.

Archived from the original on 12 October The system has been tested from the M hoditzer. Although the weapon was originally targeted at the US Army, the US Marine Corps took the initiative as it was looking for a lightweight mm system to replace all current mm and mm towed artillery systems.

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In Maythe U. The M howitzer is a towed mm artillery piece. The Christian Science Monitor. The mm Lightweight Howitzer was originally developed as a private venture. Retrieved 18 March Australian Department of Defence.

Retrieved 22 November Prime contract management is based in Barrow-in-Furness in the United Kingdom as well as manufacture and assembly of the titanium structures and associated recoil components. Retrieved 24 February Retrieved 6 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.


The carriage comprises two sub-assemblies, the body and the saddle. ZPT99 Fire support vehicle. Howltzer MA2 also has a hard wired fuze setter which is located near the assistant gunner’s position and used to programme the Excalibur fuze prior to loading.

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BAE Systems Land Systems is considering future options, which could include a flick rammer, but the aim for the present is to keep the weapon as simple as possible. QN Fire support vehicle. The gun is already in high demand from howitzeg worldwide, recognising the unique structure and capability of providing artillery support to early entry and rapid reaction forces.

No Tanks No Thanks: Archived from the original on 15 November Retrieved 9 March By earlyproduction of the Howiyzer was running at 18 units a month and production will continue to at least late Scorpion Robot, Unmanned Vehicle.