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Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
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.
Height: 2.90 meter
Length: 12.3 meter
Main Gun Caliber: 155 millimeter
Width: 2.80 meter
Main Gun Max Range: 30,000 meter (18.6 mile)
Max Rate of Fire: 4 roundperminute
Sustained Rate of Fire: 2 roundperminute
SetUp Time: 6 minute (0.10 hour)
Max Weight: 7,150 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Meters per Second (mps) Kilometers per Hour (kph) Knot (kt) Miles per Hour (mph)
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11 Nov 2004 and 21 Aug 2015
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