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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Views Read Edit View history. This howitaer 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 requirement has now lapsed but details are provided in the self-propelled gun and howitzers wheeled section as the prototype still exists. It made its combat debut in the War in Afghanistan. The carriage comprises two sub-assemblies, the body and the saddle.

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Jul Jul Retrieved 4 January Prime contract management howiitzer based in Barrow-in-Furness in the United Kingdom as well as manufacture and assembly of the titanium structures and associated recoil components. In Septemberthe main board gave approval to build two prototypes of the system, which is today called the mm Lightweight Howitzer.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. At the end of Phase 1 the system was awarded limited live crew clearance for the US. The US Army was fully briefed on the system and agreed that if the company built a prototype of the system with its own money it would carry out a complete evaluation of the system.

The M weighs 9, pounds [ In Maythe Canadian government ordered a further 25 Ms, bringing the total to Retrieved 9 May Archived from the original on 15 November The first deliveries of MA2 began in late Posts – 2 Mezcal Armored Vehicles Retrieved 9 March This company no longer has any involvement with the programme.

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The M uses a digital fire-control howitzee similar to that found on self-propelled howitzers such as the MA6 Paladin to provide navigation, pointing and self-location, allowing it to be put into action quickly. The Marine howitzers fire every day in support of Iraqi maneuvers, using high explosive, smoke, and illumination rounds. Archived from the original PDF on 15 September In the spring of the project definition was completed.

Some of the parts perform two functions, for example the Horstman Defence Systems designed hydropneumatic suspension system also operates as a hydraulic jack.

No Tanks No Thanks: In the US military began fielding several upgrades to its M howitzers including new liquid crystal display units, software updates, improved power systems, and muzzle sensors for onboard ballistic computing. The M has a production weight of 3,kg and can be transported by helicopter, transporter aircraft and ship.

Excalibur can also be fired by other towed and self-propelled artillery systems with a modified fire control system.

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The gun is already in high demand from nations worldwide, recognising the unique structure and capability of providing artillery support to early entry and rapid reaction forces.

Sea Stallion helicopter lifts an M Retrieved 27 January The cannon tube assembly includes the cannon tube, muzzle brake, towing eye, primer feed mechanism and screw breech.

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.

Archived from the original on 22 June 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 gowitzer possible.

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TM 9-1025-215-10 M777 Howitzer Operator’s Manual

The conventional screw breech is hydraulically operated and opens vertically. To keep the weight down, extensive use has been made of extruded titanium alloy fabrications, designed by BAE Systems Land Systems, but subcontracted to other companies, as well as efficient structural design.

The howitzer can be towed by an air-braked 4×4 vehicle greater than 2. This has a maximum range of 40 km and is accurate to 10 m. Retrieved 12 September As of early six of these were in Canada and six in Afghanistan.

Barrow-in-Furness manufacture the upper cradle as well as the suspension and running gear. Retrieved 22 November 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.

Retrieved 26 May US Army looking towa Anniston Army Depot begins M reset program Canada was the first country to deploy the M in action. Retrieved 16 October Australian Department of Defence. Towed configuration with the FMTV as the prime mover.

Adunok-M Robot, Unmanned Vehicle. Amphibious trials were carried out successfully at Little Creek. India received its first shipment comprising two howitzers on 18 May in New Delhi from United States in ready to use condition.

M Portee System Self-propelled howitzer.