| Features: The M198 Medium
is a 155mm field artillery howitzer. It is constructed of aluminum and
steel, and is air transportable by CH-53E helicopter, and C-130 or
larger fixed-wing aircraft. The M198 provides increased range, and
improved reliability and maintainability over the former standard towed
155mm howitzer, the M114A2. The use of rocket-assisted projectiles
significantly extends the range, lethality, and counterbattery fires of
the direct support artillery battalions. The M198 fires all current and
developmental 155mm ammunition.
The first 10 M198 Howitzers were delivered to the 10th Marine Regiment
in January 1982. The first Army M198 Howitzers were delivered to Ft.