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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May May These climatic firings were followed by air transportability split lift trials and km of land mobility trials on test tracks ranging from trails to Belgian blocks and included wading to a depth of 1.

Although the M uses advanced materials in its construction, it is claimed to be simple to operate and maintain under field conditions.

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Archived from the original PDF on 13 September Army unit to utilise the M in combat in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. It can be internally transported in a number of transport aircraft including the M777, C, C-5 and C Transall.

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J777 of the parts perform two functions, for example the Horstman Defence Systems designed hydropneumatic suspension system also operates as a hydraulic jack. The construction of the M makes extensive use of titanium and titanium castings, enabling a weight reduction of 3,kg 7,lb compared to the M howitzer which it replaces in the US Army and USMC inventory.

In early these were deployed by Canada to Afghanistan in support of operation Archer. By earlyproduction of the MA2 was running at 18 units a month and production will continue to at least late Home Articles products companies countries quantities museum contracts Denial of Guarantees and Rights Contact Russian. In the baseline model, a universal sight mount is fitted on the left side but provision is made for a second sight on the right side for customers requiring a two-sight system.


This has a maximum range of 40 km and is accurate to 10 m. Adunok-M Robot, Unmanned Vehicle. The system has been tested from the M howitzer.

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Retrieved 13 May A decision among five companies will be made in M in Logar ProvinceAfghanistan. Five hundred and eighty systems will be supplied to the Marines, and to the U.

Retrieved 12 September Both were completed in late The MA2 also has a hard wired fuze setter which is located near the assistant gunner’s position and used to programme the Excalibur fuze prior to loading. No Tanks No Thanks: Excalibur can also be fired by other towed and self-propelled artillery systems with a modified fire control system. Berserk Robot, Unmanned Vehicle. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A revolutionary gun system meeting the demands of today’s security environment.

Archived from the original on 22 June When in the travelling configuration it is towed by its muzzle in a similar manner to the Russian mm D howitzer by any truck with a 2 tonne capacity or greater fitted with air-operated brakes. This was the first operational deployment of the M Archived from the original on 1 April Archived from the original PDF on 15 September Anniston Army Depot begins M reset program Amphibious trials were carried out successfully at Little Creek.

M Portee System Self-propelled howitzer.

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The complete upper part of the weapon howizer test fired at Eskmeals in June with a total of 50 rounds being fired at all elevations, 12 howtizer which were zone 8S top charge. Accessed 27 March Posts – 1 mspv-armored-vehicles Australia – MA2 mm Lightweight Howitzers Archived from the original on 15 November Australian Department of Defence. In Septemberthe main howitzrr gave approval to build two prototypes of the system, which is today called the mm Lightweight Howitzer. The Marine howitzers fire every day in support of Iraqi maneuvers, using high explosive, smoke, and illumination rounds.


As of early six of these were in Canada and six in Afghanistan. Retrieved 6 October The first deliveries of MA2 began in late ZPT99 Fire support vehicle. The M uses a digital fire-control system similar to that found on self-propelled howitzrr such as the MA6 Paladin to provide navigation, pointing and self-location, allowing it to be put into action quickly.

The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 24 February In the spring of the project definition was completed. Retrieved 27 January Prime contract management is based in Barrow-in-Furness in the United Kingdom as well as manufacture and assembly of the titanium structures and associated recoil components.

The M, which while under development was called the XM, will replace the current mm M towed howitzer which weighs 7, kg.

The M has a production weight of 3,kg and can be transported by helicopter, transporter aircraft and ship.

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