FM 4-20.127: Airdrop of Supplies and Equipment: Rigging M198, 155-MM Howitzer
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FM 4-20.127: Airdrop of Supplies and Equipment: Rigging M198, 155-MM Howitzer

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Official US Army Field Manual in Acrobat PDF file format.

The purpose of this manual is to provide the latest approved procedures for rigging the M198, 155-mm howitzer on the Type V platform for low-velocity airdrop from C-130, C-141 and C-17 aircraft. This manual is written for use by the parachute rigger.

This manual shows and tells how to rig the M198, 155-MM howitzer with different modifications and different amounts of accompanying equipment and ammunition. The M198 is rigged in the following configurations:


a. The M198 howitzer with accompanying gun equipment weighing 610 lbs and no accompanying ammunition load.
b. The M198 howitzer with an accompanying load of ammunition, water cans, and gun equipment weighing 1509 lbs.
c. The M198 howitzer with accompanying ammunition load using the Modular Artillery Charge System (MACS), water cans and gun equipment weighing 1509 lbs.


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