M109 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer 1960–2005

M109 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer 1960–2005 cover

M109 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer 1960–2005

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Entering service in the early 1960s, the M109 Self-Propelled Howitzer has been in production for 34 years and forms the backbone of US Army and Reserve artillery units. The M109A6 is the latest development of the M109 series and incorporates advanced fire control systems that enable it to have its first rounds on target less than 60 seconds after arriving at firing location. This ability to shift quickly between moving and firing modes avoids counter battery fire and ensures battlefield survivability. This book details an impressive and versatile weapon that has served around the globe in Southeast Asia and in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Cold War Origins · First combat: Vietnam · Long range firepower · Enhancing lethality · Mid-east combat · Precision guided munitions · The modernization dilemma · Feeding the guns · Operation Desert Storm · Operation Iraqi Freedom · Internation Programs · Bibliography · Color plate commentary · Index

Product details

Published Feb 05 2005
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841766317
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 45 b/w; 7 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 86
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Steven J. Zaloga

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from U…

Illustrator

Tony Bryan

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