The M109A6 Paladin 155 mm Self-Propelled Howitzer provides the primary indirect fire support to heavy divisions and armored cavalry regiments. Like the earlier M109 models, the M109A6 Paladin is a fully tracked, armored vehicle. The enhanced Paladin configuration is achieved through extensive modifications to existing M109A2/A3 vehicle hulls and the subsequent introduction of an entirely new turret structure.
The Paladin includes an onboard automated fire-control system (AFCS) that provides ballistic computation, weapon control, a vehicle location/navigation system, secure radio communications systems, an improved M284 cannon and M182A1 gun mount, automotive improvements, improved …
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Publication information: Article title: Self-Propelled Cannons/Support. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Army. Volume: 54. Issue: 10 Publication date: October 2004. Page number: 320+. © Association of the United States Army Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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