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MV-22 transportable? I think I have seen pictures and the stats say it would be borderline. I would think so. I would hope the Marine Corps would next generation helicopter/tilt rotor not to carry the current mainstay arty system. Although, by the time Osprey has fully replaced the phrogs M777 will be well on its way of replacing the M198. --ProdigySportsman 04:09, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
Entry into service?
What's the maximum parabolic height can it achieve, assuming that the barrel has being fired from an angle of 30 degrees and 45 degrees?
why is the M198 Field Gun called a howitzer?
- Because all of the sources and external links refer to it as having that name. (Hohum @) 12:18, 19 June 2011 (UTC)
- By one definition set- a gun is a direct fire weapon barrel aimed close to horizontal, Gun crew direct line of sight to target, range and terrain, main use of M198 is not like that, and the shell is "lofted" in trajectory, the definition for a Howitzer. For a Howitzer, a lower propellant/ muzzle velicity can obtain the same or greater range. If necessary due to an imminent close threat an M198 can be used in a gun mode. Wfoj2 (talk) 22:53, 14 May 2012 (UTC)
- It's called a howitzer because that's what it's called.