Entering service in the early 1960s, the M109 Self-Propelled Howitzer has been in production for 34 years and forms the backbone of US Army and Reserve artillery units. The M109A6 is the latest development of the M109 series and incorporates advanced fire control systems that enable it to have the first rounds on target in less than 60 seconds after arriving at the firing location. This ability to quickly shift from travel to firing to moving again is to avoid counter battery fire and ensures battlefield survivability of the weapon. This book details the versatile M109, which has served around the globe, seeing service in Southeast Asia, Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
|Publication date:||5th February 2005|
|Publisher:||Osprey Publishing an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Categories:||Military vehicles, Land forces & warfare,|
Richard Lathrop was born in 1967, received his BA in History from Glassboro State College. He has always had an interest in military subjects and enjoys collecting and restoring military vehicles. He is married and lives in New Jersey. Jim Laurier is a native of New Hampshire. He graduated with honours from the Paiers School of Art, Connecticut, in 1978 and has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since, completing assignments in a wide variety of fields. Jim has a keen interest in military subjects, both aviation and armour, and is a Fellow member of the American Society of Aviation Artists, the ...More About Steven Zaloga