3 million to complete the low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the M109A7 self-propelled howitzer and M992A3 ammunition carrier
The optional ammunition carrier
can be ordered for six spare cartridges or a single magazine.
Each of its two raiding parties consisted of an officer, a platoon of riflemen, a Lewis gun team, four or five bombers, an additional ammunition carrier
, and three stretcher-bearers.
It also can serve as a mobile communications platform, towed artillery ammunition carrier
, network retransmission platform and robotic weapon system and can be used in resupplying ammunition, barrier materials for obstacles and food and water.
Unlike most of the convoy, Chew's truck, which he built by hand from various pieces he's collected over the years (including the vehicle's unique ammunition carrier
he found in an Iowa cornfield), isn't making the trek under its own power.
Extreme terrain vehicles are becoming more and more popular with collectors, many having sought out the old Alvis Stalwart, an absolute behemoth of a 6x6 ammunition carrier
that could keep up with the astonishingly fast M107 self propelled guns in the ultimate test on tank ranges in the 70s.
The first (and don't laugh) is a GI-issue canvas ammunition carrier
from the Korean War era.
Toughest of them all was the Dinky Toys' Quad gun tractor, its ammunition carrier
and 25lb field gun.
A $142 million contract is gained by BAE Systems from the US Army to continue low-rate initial production on the M109A7 self-propelled howitzer and M992A3 ammunition carrier
, the company announced this week.
As for the single Wiese1-2 based mortar fighting system, made of eight mortar vehicles, two command vehicles and four Mungo ammunition carrier
, this should be transferred from the infantry to the artillery in 2015.
It is stated that the low-rate initial production (LRIP) on the M109A7 self-propelled howitzer and M992A3 ammunition carrier
provides a significant upgrade over the M109A6 Paladin Self-Propelled Howitzer while enabling for future growth.
Army to continue low-rate initial production (LRIP) on the M109A7 self-propelled howitzer and M992A3 ammunition carrier