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M110 howitzer
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M110 howitzer
Type Self-propelled artillery
Place of origin  United States
Specifications
Weight 28.3 metric tons (62,390 lb)
Length 10.8 m (35 ft 5 in)
Width 3.1 m (10 ft 2 in)
Height 3.1 m (10 ft 2 in)
Crew 13 (Driver, 2 Gunners, 2 Loaders, (8 Support Crew–Other Vehicle))

Armor 13 mm (.51 in)
Primary
armament
8" (203 mm) M201A1 Howitzer
2 Rounds
Engine General Motors 8V71T, 8-cylinder, supercharged diesel
405 hp (302 kW)
Suspension Torsion bar
Operational
range
523 km (325 mi)
Speed 54.7 km/h (30 mph)

The M110 howitzer was the largest available self-propelled howitzer in the United States Army's inventory.

History

The M110 first entered service with the US Army in 1963. It was retired in the early 1990s.

This artillery piece was exported to many countries, including Egypt, Greece, Iran, Japan, Morocco, Pakistan, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan and Turkey.

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