Flexibility, Firepower, and Mobility

Flexibility, Firepower, and Mobility (HM1KY1)

Location: Carlisle, PA 17013 Cumberland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 12.528', W 77° 9.624'

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M109 to M109A6 155mm Self-Propelled (SP) Medium Howitzer

The M109 series SP howitzer provided artillery support on the battlefield from Vietnam to the Global War on Terror. Introduced in 1963, the M109 retained the same chassis and turret as its predecessor, the M108 105mm SP howitzer, but boasted a 155mm cannon with muzzle break and fume extractor, and rear stabilization spades.
Beginning in 1973, twenty years of successive improvements yielded six variants (M109A1-M109A6 "Paladin"), which incorporated a longer cannon tube, improved shielding, nuclear, biological and chemical protection, computer and communication systems, and a redesigned turret.
(Inscription under the image in the upper left) A Cambodian child waves farewell to members of Battery B, 1st Battalion, 27thArtillery as they pass towards the South Vietnam border in their M109, June 30, 1970.
(Inscription under the image in the lower right) An M109A3 with M992 Ammunition Support Vehicle and M332 Ammunition Trailer (right) from 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division firing in support of Operation Quick Strike during Desert Strom, February 23, 1991.
HM NumberHM1KY1
Placed ByBAE Systems and the Army Heritage Center Foundation
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Date Added Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 316144 N 4453170
Decimal Degrees40.20880000, -77.16040000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 12.528', W 77° 9.624'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 12' 31.68" N, 77° 9' 37.44" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 950 Soldiers Dr, Carlisle PA 17013, US
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