M109 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer 1960–2005

M109 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer 1960–2005

New Vanguard 86
  • Author: Steven J. Zaloga
  • Illustrator: Tony Bryan
  • Short code: NVG 86
  • Publication Date: 5 Feb 2005
  • ISBN: 9781841766317
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

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.

Biographical Note

Steven J Zaloga was born in 1952 and received his BA in history from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has published numerous books and articles dealing with modern military technology, especially armored vehicle development. He has written extensively on American armored forces.Tony Bryan is a freelance illustrator of many years' experience. He initially qualified in Engineering and worked for a number of years in Military Research and Development and has a keen interest in military hardware - armour, small arms, aircraft and ships. Tony has produced many illustrations for partworks, magazines and books, including a number of titles in the New Vanguard series.

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

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