The M198 howitzer is a medium-sized, towed artillery piece, developed for service with the United States Army and Marine Corps. It was commissioned to be a lightweight replacement for the WWII-era M114 155mm howitzer. It was designed and prototyped at the Rock Island Arsenal in 1969 with firing tests beginning in 1970 and went in to full production there in 1978. It entered service in 1979 and since then 1,600 units have been produced and put into operation.

The howitzer is a medium-sized, towed artillery piece, developed for service with the United States Army and Marine Corps.

1/35 Diorama Iraqi Freedom Scene Fire Base Trumpeter USMC M198 155mm Medium Towed Howitzer (Early Version) Hap...

1/35 Diorama Iraqi Freedom Scene Fire Base Trumpeter USMC M198 155mm Medium Towed Howitzer (Early Version) Hap...

1/35 Diorama Iraqi Freedom Scene Fire Base Trumpeter USMC M198 155mm Medium Towed Howitzer (Early Version) Hap...

1/35 Diorama Iraqi Freedom Scene Fire Base Trumpeter USMC M198 155mm Medium Towed Howitzer (Early Version) Hap...

The M198 howitzer is a medium-sized, towed 155mm artillery piece, developed for service with the United States Army and Marine Corps

The M198 howitzer is a medium-sized, towed 155mm artillery piece, developed for service with the United States Army and Marine Corps

The M198 howitzer is a medium-sized, towed artillery piece, developed for service with the United States Army and Marine Corps. It was commissioned to be a lightweight replacement for the WWII-era M114 155 mm howitzer. It was designed and prototyped at the Rock Island Arsenal in 1969 with firing tests beginning in 1970 and went into full production there in 1978. It entered service in 1979 and since then 1,600 units have been produced and put into operation.

- 1991 – Gulf War: Ground troops cross the Saudi Arabian border and enter Iraq, thus beginning the ground phase of the war.

#WashingtonPostCheckpoint  ...... Video: Islamic State fighters appear to fire U.S.-made M198 Howitzer artillery.....  http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2014/08/27/video-islamic-state-fighters-appear-to-fire-u-s-made-m198-howitzer-artillery/

Video: Islamic State fighters appear to fire U.S.-made M198 Howitzer artillery

Video: Islamic State fighters appear to fire U.-made Howitzer artillery

Flame and smoke emerge from the muzzle of an M198 Howitzer Canvas Art - Stocktrek Images (34 x 23)

Flame and smoke emerge from the muzzle of an M198 Howitzer Canvas Art - Stocktrek Images (34 x 23)

Flame and smoke emerge from the muzzle of an Howitzer Canvas Art - Stocktrek Images x

A 155 mm M198 howitzer firing a shell.

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