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An M108 self-propelled howitzer in Vietnam.

The M108 Howitzer is an American self-propelled 105 mm howitzer, first introduced in the early 1960s.

The M108 was powered by a Detroit diesel turbocharged 8V-71T 8-cylinders 405 hp engine. It used the same hull and turret as the 155 mm M109 self-propelled howitzer, and components of the M113 armored vehicle. The M108 was phased out soon after the American intervention in the Vietnam War, as the M109's 155 mm calibre was considered better fitted for the modern war.

The M108 was used in several NATO countries.[1]

General characteristics

  • Length: 6.11 m
  • Width: 3.15 m
  • Height: 3.28 m
  • Weight: 21 t
  • Speed: 56 km/h (35 mph)
  • Range: 360 km
  • Crew: 5
  • Armament:
  • Rate of fire: 4 rds/min
  • Shooting range: 11.5 km (HE) 15 km (HERA)

Users

M108 of the Taiwanese Army

Comparable Weapons

FV433 Abbot SPG - British 105mm SPG

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