155-mm. M198 Howitzer

The M198 is a medium-towed artillery piece. It can be dropped by parachute or transported by a CH-470 Chinook. The M198 is deployed in separate corps- and Army-level field artillery units, as well as in artillery battalions of light and airborne divisions.

Length: 40.7 feet
Width: 9.2 feet
Height: 9.5 feet
Weight: 7.9 tons
Crew: 11
Rate of fire: 4 rounds per minute (maximum)
1 round per minute (sustained)
Range: 18,150 meters
30,000 meters with rocket-assisted projectile

Line Drawing:  155-mm. M198 Hoxitzer

page created 11 June 2001

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