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M1 8 in (203 mm) howitzer
M115 8 in (203 mm) howitzer


Specifications
Model M115
Calibre8 inches [203.2 mm]
Barrel length 5.14 m
Muzzle brake none
Recoil system hydropneumatic Breech mechanism: interrupted screw stepped thread
Carriage split trail with limber
Shield no
Weight (travelling order) 14,515 kg
(firing position) 13,471 kg
Length (travelling) 10.972 m
Width (travelling) 2.844 m
(firing) 6.857 m
Height (travelling) 2.743 m
Ground clearance 0.318 m
Elevation/depression +65/-2
Traverse(total) 60
Rate of fire (max) 1 rd/min
(sustained) 1 rd/2 min
Ammunition
  • HE (M106) 92.53 kg @ 587 m/s (charge 7) to 16,800 m
  • HE (M404) 90.72 kg @ 587 m/s (charge 7) to 16,800 m (carries 104 M43A1 grenades)
  • HE (M509) 93.66 kg @ 594.4 m/s to 16,000 m (carries 195 M42 grenades)
  • Crew 14



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