105 mm Howitzer, M2

Gun Data

105 mm Howitzer, M2A1
Notes
  1. 43,8 degrees (778,6 mils) elevation in Carriage M2
  2. 8,7 degrees (154,6 mils) elevation in Carriage M2
  3. 43,77 degrees (778,1 mils) elevation in Carriage M2
  4. 8,58 degrees (152,5 mils) elevation in Carriage M7
Physical characteristics
Caliber 105 mm
Length 2,57 m (8,441667 ft)
Performance
Muzzle velocity
Shell, H.E.
470 m/s (1 550 ft/s)
Shell, H.E., A.T.
380 m/s (1 250 ft/s)
Maximum range
Shell, H.E.
11 160 m (12 205 yds)1
Shell, H.E., A.T.
3 200 m (3 500 yds)2
Shell, H.E., A.T.
7 855 m (8 590 yds)3
Shell, H.E.
3 200 m (3 500 yds)4
Rate of fire
  • Normal: 2 rounds per minute
  • Maximum: 4 rounds per minute

Sources

  1. War Department. Technical Manual, Ordnance Maintenance : 105-mm Howitzers M2 and M2A1; Carriages M2A1 and M2A2; and Combat Vehicle Mounts M3 and M4. Washington : War Department, 1944. 1944-09-21 version. TM 9-1325.
  2. War Department. TM 9-2300 : Standard Artillery and Fire Control Materiel. Washington : War Department, 1944. 1944-02-07 version. TM 9-2300.