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M198  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1982
Total Production: 1,000
Unitary Cost: USD$500,000
Origin: United States of America
Parent System: M198
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1982
Total Production: 1,000
Total Cost: USD$500 million
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Description: The combat-proven M198 is a 155mm towed howitzer designed to replace the M114A1 in the US Army. It is helicopter-transportable, reliable and more available over its predecessor. It can hit targets at 22 km employing conventional ammunition and at 30 km with assisted ammunition.

The M198 towed howitzer was ordered by the US Army and the Marine Corps. Pakistan and Australia are foreign customers for this howitzer. It was successfully deployed for the first time during the Gulf War in 1991.

M198 Specifications

Crew: 9
Dimensions
Height: 2.90 meter
Length: 12.3 meter
Main Gun Caliber: 155 millimeter
Width: 2.80 meter
Performance
Main Gun Max Range: 30,000 meter (18.6 mile)
Rates
Max Rate of Fire: 4 roundperminute
Sustained Rate of Fire: 2 roundperminute
Time
SetUp Time: 6 minute (0.10 hour)
Weight
Max Weight: 7,150 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

M198 News

There are 7 news between
11 Nov 2004 and 21 Aug 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015Excalibur Ib Projectile Compatible with M198 Howitzer
Wednesday, November 12, 2014FMS: Iraq Requests Foreign Military Sales Order II
Thursday, July 25, 2013FMS: Iraq Requests Multi-Platform Maintenance Support
Friday, December 2, 2005Canada Takes Delivery of First M777 Howitzer
Thursday, March 24, 2005M777 Howitzer Full Rate Production Gets Green Light
Thursday, January 20, 2005Marines Perform M777 Field Demonstrations
Thursday, November 11, 2004Satellite-Guided Artillery Shell Fired for the First Time

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Australia36
Ex-US Army
YearHoldings
201335
201235
201035
200836
200736
200636
Lebanon143
Ex-US Army
Pakistan24
Ex-US Army

Grand Total 1,2036
 
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