8 inch (203 mm) Self-Propelled Howitzer M110 - NCNG Tng Ctr, Ft Fisher, NC
Posted by: NCDaywalker
N 33° 58.890 W 077° 55.112
18S E 230377 N 3763944
Quick Description: The 8 inch (203 mm) Self-Propelled Howitzer M110 was the largest available self-propelled howitzer in the United States Army's inventory.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 10/29/2010 8:53:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMA13P
It was deployed in division artillery in general support battalions and in separate corps- and Army-level battalions. Missions include general support, counter-battery fire, and suppression of enemy air defense systems. The M110 was exported to a number of countries and remains in service with three NATO armies - the Greek, Spanish and Turkish.
The M110's rate of fire can reach 3 rounds per minute when at maximum, and 1 round per 2 minutes with sustained fire. Its range varies from 16,800 m to 30,000 m when equipped with a rocket-assisted projectile.
The heritage of the M110 goes back to the British 8 inch (203 mm) howitzer of World War I.
A number of these were used by the American Forces and the design used as the basis for their howitzer. The M110A2 is the latest version with double muzzle brake, the earlier A1 version had a plain muzzle. It first entered service with the US Army in 1963. It has been used in the Vietnam War by the United States Army, and in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm by the United States Army, and the British Army.
The gun system has been retired from US Army service; howitzers above 155 mm caliber are no longer effective as technology has closed the range and firepower gap, and heavier weapon systems require more resources to operate. Gun barrels from retired M110s were initially used as the outer casing in the manufacture of the GBU-28 bunker buster bomb.
The M110A2's were made from refitted M107 175mm SP Guns (Hunnicutt).
At the end of the Cold War under U.S. Division Plan 86, all armored and mechanized infantry divisions included a battalion of heavy artillery that included two batteries of M110A2 8" SP howitzers with 6 guns each for a total of 12 guns, plus one battery of nine MLRS rocket artillery.
M650 HE rocket assisted
M404 ICM anti-personal (airburst)
M426 agent GB Sarin
M422A1 W33 (nuclear weapon)
U.S. Army M110A2 howitzers in a staging area prior to transport.: Belgian Army between 1972 and 1993.
: Egyptian Army.
: German Army M110A2 until 1993.
: Hellenic Army (Greek Army) as M110A2.
: Islamic Republic of Iran Army.
: Israeli Army.
: Japan Ground Self-Defense Force as M110A2.
: Republic of Korea Army M110A1 until 2008 or 2009.
: Moroccan Army as M110A2.
: Pakistan Army.
: Royal Netherlands Army M110A1 and M110A2, replaced by the M109 in the 90s
: Spanish Army as M110A2, deployed in divisional fire support regiments until 2009.
: Republic of China Army 60 as M110A2.
: Turkish Army, currently phasing out M110A2 in favour of T-155 Firtina
: British Army as M110A2 firing High Explosive and Nuclear shells only. (The FV433 Abbot SPG, the M109A2, and the M110A1 were replaced by the AS-90 in the early-mid 1990s.) Used in combat in Operation Granby / Gulf War.
: US Army & United States Marine Corps.
What type of artillery is this?: 8 inch (203 mm) Self-Propelled Howitzer M110
Where is this artillery located?: Military Grounds
What military of the world used this device?: US, Egypt, Greece, Iran, German, Korea, Pakistan, Japan, Israel, Netherlands. Spain, Republic of China, Turkey, British
Cost?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)
Still may work: no
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Date artillery was in use: Not listed
Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed
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Artillery is no longer operational: Not Listed
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