105 mm Howitzer M2A1 file photo [7481]

M2 Howitzer Field Gun

Country of OriginUnited States
TypeField Gun
Caliber105.000 mm
Length5,940.000 mm
Barrel Length2,310.000 mm
Weight2260.000 kg
Range11,270 m
Muzzle Velocity473 m/s


ww2dbaseThe M2 Howitzers were the standard medium howitzers for the United States ground forces in since its introduction in 1934. In 1941, the M2A1 variant design entered production. Built by the Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois, United States, M2 Howitzers were used both in the European and the Pacific Theaters. They were known for their relative accuracy even at long ranges.

The M2 Howitzers were later redesignated as M101. Production continued through the post-war era, and they were used in subsequent major conflicts such as the Korean War and the Vietnam War, often alongside the more modern M102 Howitzers. Many US-friendly nations used them as well, such as Canada (as the C1 and C3 Howitzers), France, Australia, Republic of China at Taiwan, and others. Many remain in active service today.

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Last Major Revision: Apr 2009


US Army two-and-a-half ton prime mover towing a 105 mm Howitzer M2 on the Algerian beach, North Africa, 1943105mm Howitzer M2A1 crew of US 152nd Field Artillery Battalion on New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 1943US Marine Corps 105mm Howitzer M2 firing in support of operations at Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Dec 1943M2 Howitzers in action at Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, circa late Jan or early Feb 1944
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US Army two-and-a-half ton prime mover towing a 105 mm Howitzer M2 on the Algerian beach, North Africa, 1943
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