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M109A6 Paladin Self Propelled Howitzer

Prime Contractor United Defense, L.P. (York, PA)
TRW (Carson City, CA)
Crew 4 (accompanying M992 FAASV-5)
Weight empty (approx.) 56,400 lbs
Weight combat-loaded (approx.) 63,615 lbs
Propulsion 2 cycle diesel, 440 horsepower, Detroit Diesel Corp. DDEC 8V71T
Allison ATD-XTG-411-4 transmission
Cruise Range 186 miles
Fuel Capacity 133 gallons
Max speed (Highway) 38 mph
Max speed (Off-road) 19mph
Into action time 45 seconds from a complete stop
Armament (Main) 155 mm, 39 caliber,
Gun Mount M284 cannon assembly, fitted with the M182A1 mount
Armament (Secondary) 0.50 caliber M2 MG
Extended Range 30 km with HE RAP and M203 propellant.
Max unassisted Range 22,000 m
Max assisted Range 30,000 m
Minimum Range 4,000 m
Max Rate of Fire 4 rds/min for three minutes
Sustained Rate of Fire 1 rd/min (dependent on thermal warning device)

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