M109A6 MANUAL PDF

A medium howitzer version, the M was introduced originally but was later canceled to minimize duplicity in the U. The M has proved itself in combat in many theaters over the years and has been adopted as the mobile artillery platform of choice by over 40 nations. The original versions were semi-mobile, where communications cable were required to be laid between the battery and command vehicles. Later versions utilize radio data communications, eliminating the hard-wired requirement and allowing the battery to be fully mobile. Improvements to the powertrain, armor, fire control and cannon have been incrementally developed and the vehicle is still in current production for the U.

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A medium howitzer version, the M was introduced originally but was later canceled to minimize duplicity in the U. The M has proved itself in combat in many theaters over the years and has been adopted as the mobile artillery platform of choice by over 40 nations. The original versions were semi-mobile, where communications cable were required to be laid between the battery and command vehicles. Later versions utilize radio data communications, eliminating the hard-wired requirement and allowing the battery to be fully mobile.

Improvements to the powertrain, armor, fire control and cannon have been incrementally developed and the vehicle is still in current production for the U. It uses 7 double-tired road wheels to a hull side. The drive sprocket is located at front with track idler at the rear and no return rollers are used. For entry and exit of the vehicle, the crew can use the small door located at the rear, side panels, roof hatches and the cover over the driver compartment.

The main guns have large muzzle brakes and are clamped to the hull when traveling. The crew was made of six members; driver, commander, 2 gunners and 2 loaders.

The number of crew members has decreased throughout the years, as upgrades have come out. The A6 had numerous improvements, including secure radio, onboard diagnostics, and improved armor and powertrain. In recent years, the U. A variety of upgrades are available for most systems of the M , some of which have been adopted by the U. Army , but many of which, although evaluated for adoption, are now used exclusively outside of the U. It was designed at the same time as the M The weapon mounts a mm M howitzer with a small fume extractor but no muzzle brake.

It was only produced in and Fitted with a short caliber mm M howitzer with muzzle brake and a distinctive large "lazy D"-shaped fume extractor. Maximum M projectile range of 15, yd 14, m. The vehicle carried 28 rounds. It can fire a high-explosive round 19, yd 18, m. The MA1 weighs 53, lb 24, kg fully loaded and is 29ft 8-in 9. The first MA1 conversion kits were produced in The first converted from standard vehciles became operational in The MA2 variant howitzer featured many system improvements, including a redesigned rammer, improved recoil mechanism, engine operation warning devices, re-designed hatch and door latches, improved hydraulic system and larger turret bustle carrying 36 mm projectiles.

Production began in About were produced for the U. Army and Army National Guard. The MA2 is still in current production under a technology transfer agreement between the U. The K9 utilizes many parts that are similar or identical in design to the M Introduced in , most of the global M fleet were retrofitted to the MA3 designation standard.

The performance of the MA3 is identical to the MA2. MA4 - mm SP Howitzer.

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