M198 Howitzer

M198 Howitzer

Joined: November 11th, 2008, 11:00 pm

September 21st, 2009, 11:59 pm #1

Someone told me that the CDN Arty crews were using these in Afghanistan before we got the M777.

Just wondering how much truth there is to this?

I was thinking that maybe some of the guys got to try out a US Army M198 before we got the M777 for ourselves, but didn't think we had any operational, and decided to go with the M777 instead.

Any truth to this story that we had a few M198s?
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Paul Fredenburg
Paul Fredenburg

September 26th, 2009, 7:04 pm #2

First 155mm guns in theatre were M777s back in Feb 06. As far as I know no other type of gun of that calibre were there.
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Rob Kelly
Rob Kelly

September 26th, 2009, 9:08 pm #3

I've not heard anything about M198's. I was in Kandahar in Feb 06 on my way home from Kabul. The M777's had just arrived. I have some photos on my Flickr.com site under username kellyrj4.
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Joined: August 25th, 2004, 1:33 am

September 26th, 2009, 11:59 pm #4

Someone told me that the CDN Arty crews were using these in Afghanistan before we got the M777.

Just wondering how much truth there is to this?

I was thinking that maybe some of the guys got to try out a US Army M198 before we got the M777 for ourselves, but didn't think we had any operational, and decided to go with the M777 instead.

Any truth to this story that we had a few M198s?
Maybe we had some FOO that called in fire from M198 during Op APOLLO. AFAIK there were no Canadian gunners on M198 .

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Paul Fredenburg
Paul Fredenburg

October 4th, 2009, 3:49 pm #5

I've not heard anything about M198's. I was in Kandahar in Feb 06 on my way home from Kabul. The M777's had just arrived. I have some photos on my Flickr.com site under username kellyrj4.
Just leaving as the new guns arrived. I managed to get a walkabout before they fired a shot. What were you doing there?
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Rob Kelly
Rob Kelly

October 5th, 2009, 2:14 am #6

Paul,

I was on the same tour as you were, except I spent it all at KMNB HQ. You'd recognize me if you saw me.
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