155 mm Howitzer M1 Field Gun
|Country of Origin||United States|
|Barrel Length||3,790.000 mm|
|Ammunition Weight||43.10 kg|
|Rate of Fire||4 rounds/min|
|Muzzle Velocity||564 m/s|
Contributor: C. Peter Chenww2dbaseDevelopment of the 155 mm Howitzer M1 weapons began in 1939, and the designation was given on 15 May 1941. They saw extensive service during WW2, and would go on to participate in combat during the Korean War and the Vietnam War with the US Army. During the Korean War, some of these weapons fought as the mounted weapon on 155-mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M41 self-propelled guns. In 1962, those in US service were redesignated M114, and were not made obsolete until the arrival of the M198 howitzers in 1979; production of the M1/M114 weapons had ceased since 1953. Of the over 10,000 examples of M1/M114 howitzers built, many were exported to US-friendly nations such as Canada, Republic of China (Taiwan), Denmark, France, Israel, Philippines, South Korea, Turkey, and many others, some of which are still in service at the time of this writing.
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