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M119A1 105mm Lightweight Towed Howitzer


M119A1 105mm Lightweight Towed Howitzer

PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION

Major Item............................................... Model M119A1

M119A1 National Stock Number...... 1015-01-308-1872

Weight:
Cannon......................................1,389 lb (630 kg)
With Complete BII.................... 4,520 lb (2050.3 kg)
Without BII............................... 4,100 lb (1869.7 kg)

Tire Size.................................... 9.00 x 16 (6 ply)

Tire Pressure............................. 37 psi (255.1 kPa)

Maximum Range........................11,500 m w/Chg 7
..................................................14,000 m w/Chg 8
..................................................19,000 m w/M913 RAP

Designated Prime Movers........... HMMWV (M1097)

Dimensions (travel conditions):
Length (folded position).......................................16 ft (4.87 m)
...........(with tube in firing position)...................... 20 ft 9 in. (6.32 m)
...........(with tube locked in tube clamp................ 20 ft 2 in (6.15m)
Width.................................................................. 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Height (folded position)....................................... 4 ft 6 in (1.37 m)
.....(with cannon tube locked in tube clamp)......... 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m)
Lunette Load...................................................... 386 lb (175 kg)
Elevation Range..................................................-100 to +1244 mils
Maximum Terrain Side Slope.............................. 90 mils

Rate of Fire:
Max....................................................... 6 rounds per min for 2 min
Sustained............................................... 3 rounds per min for 30 min

Recoil Length at 0 Mils Elevation............ 42 in (1.07 m)

Recoil Length at 1244 Mils Elevation......14.5 in (0.36 m)

Maximum Towing Speed:
Folded................................................ Safe speed for vehicle towing

Ammunition

The M119A1 fires all standard NATO ammunition, including the M1 High Explosive, M314 Illuminating, M60/M60A2 White Phosphorous (smoke). In addition, the M119A1 can fire the newer extended range ammunition shown in the following table:

105mm AMMUNITION PROGRAM
M913 HERA & M760 HE CARTRIDGES

REQUIREMENT M913 HERA M760 HE
WEAPON M119A1 M119A1
MAX Range (Rkt ON)
@800 Mils (Rkt OFF)
MIN Range (Rkt ON)
...........(Rkt OFF)
19.5kM
15.0kM
13.8kM
12.2kM
Non-RAP
14.5kM
Non-RAP
2.5kM
Precision <0.35 PEr
<1 Mil PEd*
SAME
SAME
Oper. Reliability
PROJ. EFFECTIVENESS
>98%
1.8 times M1 w/TNT
SAME
1.0 times M1

*LOW ANGLE FIRE

Prime Mover

Even though the M119A1 can be pulled with any number of vehicles manufactured throughout the world, the U.S. Army uses the tough, reliable, and combat proven High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV).



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