For data and forecasts on current programs please visit www. or call +1 April M mm Self -Propelled Gun -. The M mm self-propelled Gun was largely deployed in NATO areas and its ammunition was commonly used throughout NATO forces. One such artillery piece is the M self-propelled howitzer. This mm artillery piece entered service in , alongside the M

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When done on the field, including the replacement of heavy components and engine, the M support vehicle was in charge. The autofrettage process imparts a deformation to the bore of a cannon tube in order to increase the ballistic pressure sustaining capability of the tube.

Army motorized mm artillery piece was the M55based on the chassis and the turret of the M53 mm self-propelled gunwhich used some components from the M48 tank.

The M also had its disadvantages. Want to publish your own articles? The gunner uses hand signals to the driver, who views them in the left rear view mirror and moves the vehicle left or right by tapping on the steering bar. Israelies employ special ammunition having a range close to The M suffered losses during the Vietnam War, with a considerable number of them destroyed by the North Vietnamese troops.

US Army M mm gun at Nui Dat – Photo supplied by Mal … | Flickr

In other words, the tube that has been autofrettaged will be capable of withstanding a higher internal ballistic pressure than its non-autofrettaged counterpart without m170 to a thicker tube wall.

Two cranes were used, one on either end of the barrel. Romach – an Israeli variant of the M, apparently with no significant modifications. Today, Vietnam’s Ms are operated as second-line artillery pieces in times of war and are currently put in the reserve-storage of the PAVN’s Artillery Corps, together with other American artillery guns captured from the USA or South Vietnam during the Vietnam War, such as the M mm and the M mm howitzers.


The M has a larger open working space than the closed space of tank-like self-propelled artillery such as the M howitzer.

175mm Self-Propelled Gun M107

As with most things in life, nothing comes for free. The number one cannoneer was in charge of the breach and ramming of the round and powder load. He was also in charge of the positions spade and barrel travel lock.

Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Additional ammunition was supplied by the M ammunition transporter vehicles. Temper embrittlement also contributed to brittle failure mode.

The gunner controls deflection the horizontal direction in which the gun m1077 pointing. Inclusions tended to contribute to the faster crack growth – and brittle failure mode.

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Army in the late s when the gun was changed to the extended length mm tube making the new unit an MA2. The fuel capacity is 1 liters, allowing for a km range. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.

M is equipped with infra-red equipment for the night vision. Also, higher strength material 15mm the cannon to be fired at greater pressures for improved performance and range.

US Army M107 175mm gun at Nui Dat – Photo supplied by Mal Brand [1967]

An Israeli M self-propelled gun in Latrun. The hull m07 indeed quite small and light with parts from the FMC standard APCs, roadwheels, front drive sprockets, tracks, torsion bars units, but without return rollers or rear idlers.


The M is a rifled bore mm gun as opposed to a howitzer with a 60 caliber tube. The others follow normally on board tracked M which contains the remainder of the ammunition. It is highly doubtful that the M can be fired safely without deploying it. It equiped many countries, in particular the United States.

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. Replacing barrel on an M at 175mk Carroll As the strength of gun steel is increased, resistance to fatigue failure and cracking under high pressure decreases. A certain number of tank recovery vehicles were developed on the frame of M, but only the light vehicle M is used at the present time.

Superb photo of a M in action in Vietnam, or May 16, at During the war against Pol Pot ‘s Khmer Rouge government in neighbouring Cambodia, Vietnamese Ms participated in m07 many battles along the border of the two countries.

Total weight, with the engine, gun barrel, mounting and associated systems was 28 tons, but the hull itself was probably not over tons. When these guns were outranged by rocket fire from Tyrethey were upgraded with 1175mm addition of extended range, full-bore ammunition and new powder supplied by Gerald Bull ‘s Space Research Corporation.