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M109 155mm SP Howitzer

    PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS

    MAJOR ITEM:

    Model.................................M109A2/A3/A4/A5
    Line Item Number.............................K557667

    NATIONAL STOCK NUMBER

    M109A2.............................2350-01-031-0586 M109A3.............................2350-01-031-8851 M109A4.............................2350-01-277-5770 M109A5.............................2350-01-281-1719

    WEIGHT:

    Classification

    Empty.....................................52,000 lb (23,586kg)
    Combat Loaded....................................55,000 lb (24,948kg)

    WIDTH

    Overall.....................................124 in.(3.1M)

    HEIGHT

    Overall.....................................120.43 in(3M)
    Lowest operable height.................................109.93 in(2.8M)
    Ground clearance.....................................18 in(0.45M)

    LENGTH

    M109A2/A3/A4 w/armament...........................359.38 in(9.12M)
    M109A5 w/armament....................................361.38 in(9.17M)
    M109A2/A3/A4/A5 w/o armament..................243.75 in(6.19M)

    SPEEDS

    High Speed....................................35 mph (56.3kmph)
    Low Speed.....................................6 mph (10kmph)
    Range.......................................217 miles (349km)

    PRIMARY ARMAMENT (TWO CONFIGURATIONS)

    Cannon assembly...........................................M185 (M109A2/A3/A4)
    ...................................................M284 (M109A5)
    Cannon Tube Length...........................................238 in. (6.05m) (M185)
    .................................................240 in. (6.09m) (M284)
    Cannon Mount..............................................M178 (M109A2/A3/A4)
    ...................................................M182 (M109A5)
    Maximum Range (M109A2/M109A3/M109A4).........................18,000m
    ..............................................RAP 23,500m
    Maximum Range (M109A5)........................................22,000m
    ..............................................RAP 30,000m
    Maximum Rate of Fire...................................................4 rds/min for 3 min
    Sustained Rate of Fire...................................................1 rd/min for 60 min
    .......................................................1 rd/ 3 min thereafter
    SECONDARY ARMAMENT
    Machine gun..................................................Caliber 50, M2, Heavy barrel

1  M185 Cannon (M109A2/A3/A4)
    M284 Cannon (M109A5)
2  Caliber 50 Machine Gun, M2
3  Panoramic Telescope Shield and Indirect Fire Telescope
4  Cannon Mount M178 (M109A2/A3/A4)
                            M182 (M109A5)
5  Cab
6  Hull
7  Direct Fire Periscope




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