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M198 Towed Howitzer

Primary function Provides field artillery fire support for all Marine Corps Air Ground Task Force organizations.
Manufacturer Rock Island
Contractor AMCCOM
Length In tow: 40 feet, 6 inches (12.30 meters)
Firing: 36 feet, 2 inches (11.01 meters)
Width in tow 9 feet, 2 inches (2.79 meters)
Height in tow 9 feet, 6 inches (2.89 meters)
Weight 15,758 pounds (7.154 kilograms)
Bore diameter 155mm
Maximum effective range Conventional ammunition: 22,400 meters (13.92 miles)
Rocket-assisted projectile: 30,000 meters (18.64 miles)
Copperhead: 16,100 meters
Time into action 6 minutes
Rate of fire Maximum: 4 rounds per minute
Sustained: 2 rounds per minute
Crew 9 enlisted
Unit replacement cost $527,337

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