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M198 Towed Howitzer

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Specifications
M198 Howitzer

M198 Howitzer

Photo courtesy U.S. Army
  • Length when towed – 40.7 feet
  • Length when in firing position – 36.2 feet
  • Width – 9.2 feet
  • Height – 9.5 feet
  • Weight – 15,758 pounds
  • Crew size – 10
  • Range – 13+ miles with standard shells, 18+ miles using rocket-assisted shells
  • Maximum Rate of fire – 4 rounds per minute for 2 minutes
  • Sustained fire rate – 2 rounds per minute
  • Cost – about $500,000 each

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