Vietnam 105mm Field Artil Batt - VUSBX09
105mm Field Artillery Battery (VUSBX09)
The M2A1 105mm howitzer was the mainstay of the United States artillery units during World War Two. First entering production in 1941, it quickly gained a reputation for its high degree of accuracy and exceptional firepower.
Despite being developed during the 1920s, the gun didn’t enter go production due to the surplus number of World War One vintage 75mm field guns that were still in service. The project was put on hold till the United States entered World War Two in 1941. Designated as the 105mm howitzer M1, further refinements were made during the course of the war with various designations. However, in 1962 the designation system for artillery changed and the 105mm M2A1 howitzer became known as the M101A1. The change in designation didn’t detract from its performance in any way during the course of the conflict in Vietnam.
While the M101A1 howitzer has been retired by the United States military; it continues to see service with many armed forces spanning the globe.
|The M16 Rifle Team in Flames Of War Vietnam|
|The M101A1 105mm Howitzer in Flames Of War Vietnam|
- one Command M16 team
- one Staff team
- one Gun section with three M101A1 105mm howitzers with crew
- one Small three-hole base
- one Medium four-hole base
- three Large six-hole bases
Gun designed by Karl Cederman
Figures designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Mark Hazell
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