105-mm. M102 Howitzer

First introduced during the Vietnam War, the M102 was the light-towed artillery piece used in Operations DESERT SHIELD-DESERT STORM. It fires a variety of conventional munitions and traverses rapidly through 360 degrees. MI. 02s can be dropped by parachute or transported by utility helicopters for normal movement or air assault operations.

Length: 17.1 feet
Width: 6.4 feet
Height: 5.2 feet
Weight: 1.6 tons
Crew: 8
Rate of fire: 10 rounds per minute (maximum)
3 rounds per minute (sustained)
Range: 11,500 meters
15,100 meters with rocket-assisted projectile

Line Drawing:  105-mm. M102 Hoxitzer

page created 11 June 2001

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