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M108 105mm Self-Propelled Howitzer

The M108 105mm Self-Propelled Howitzer was largely deployed in NATO areas and its ammunition was commonly used throughout NATO forces. Vehicles of this type remain in service in the militaries of some other countries, although it has been withdrawn from service in the US military. The M108 was being phased out of the US Army at the time of Vietnam because its gun was considered too light for battlefield support and 155mm calibre had been standardised in NATO.

Specifications

Type: 105mm SP Howitzer
Crew: 5
Vehicle Range: 360 km
Max. Speed: 56 km/h (6.5 km/h in water)
Fording: Amphibious
Vertical Obstacle: .5 m
Gap Crossing: 1.8 m
Armament: 1 x 105mm Howitzer M103, 1 x 12.7mm AA gun.
Armour: n/a. Unlikely to be very heavy though due to its low weight.


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