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View of the business end of an M198 Medium Towed Howitzer. US Marines from Third Battalion, Eleventh Marine Regiment, First Marine Division use combinations of variable timed fuses and different powered charges, including super 8, green, white, and red bag, also an assortment of 155mm rounds including high explosive, concrete piercing, white phosphorous, illumination, killer junior, beehive, anti-tank and anti-personnel rounds to create specific effects on target. The entire weapons system, which weighs 16,000 pounds, is manned by 7 men and a chief and can fire up to 30,000 meters. The most common round used during training was the High Explosive (HE) round which weighs 96 pounds and has ...

View of the business end of an M198 Medium Towed Howitzer. US Marines from Third Battalion, Eleventh Marine Regiment, First Marine Division use combinations of variable timed fuses and different powered charges, including super 8, green, white, and red bag, also an assortment of 155mm rounds including high explosive, concrete piercing, white phosphorous, illumination, killer junior, beehive, anti-tank and anti-personnel rounds to create specific effects on target. The entire weapons system, which weighs 16,000 pounds, is manned by 7 men and a chief and can fire up to 30,000 meters. The most common round used during training was the High Explosive (HE) round which weighs 96 pounds and has ...

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[Complete] Scene Caption: View of the business end of an M198 Medium Towed Howitzer. US Marines from Third Battalion, Eleventh Marine Regiment, First Marine Division use combinations of variable timed fuses and different powered charges, including super 8, green, white, and red bag, also an assortment of 155mm rounds including high explosive, concrete piercing, white phosphorous, illumination, killer junior, beehive, anti-tank and anti-personnel rounds to create specific effects on target. The entire weapons system, which weighs 16,000 pounds, is manned by 7 men and a chief and can fire up to 30,000 meters. The most common round used during training was the High Explosive (HE) round which weighs 96 pounds and has and Effective Casuality Radius (ECR) of 50 meters. The final exercise of COMBINED ARMS EXERCISE (CAX) 2-01 took place at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) 29 Palms, California.

Subject Operation/Series: COMBINED ARMS EXERCISE (CAX) 2-01

Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms

State: California (CA)

Country: United States Of America (USA)

Scene Major Command Shown: 1ST MARDIV

Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Michael T. Brown

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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09/11/2000
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The U.S. National Archives
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