M-107

In 1956 the US Army made a requirement for a self-propelled artillery vehicle to be airborne. The contract was awarded to Pacific Car and Foundry which in 1958 introduced three different self-propelled vehicles using the same chassis. They were the 175mm T-235, the 203mm T-236 and the 155mm T-245, which was not accepted. This first T-235 vehicle had a gasoline engine, but it was quickly changed to a diesel engine that greatly increased the range. This vehicle, with the new diesel engine, was designated as T-235E1 and would be the one that would be mass-produced under the name M-107 Self Propelled Gun.

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Country of origin

United States

Builder

Pacific Car and Foundry – FMC Corporation – Bowen-McLaughlin-York

Type

Self-propelled gun

Entered service

1963

Crew

5

Combat weight

28,168 kg

Dimensions (length x width x height)

Travel position: 11.26 x 3.15 x 3.68 meters – In firing position: 12.17 x 3.15 x 3.68 meters

Armour, (maximum)

Aluminium: 13mm

Power plant

1 x Detroit Diesel 8V71T turbo-diesel engine, 405 hp

Speed

56 km/h

Range

725 km

Armament

1 x 175/60mm M.113 (T.256E3) gun

Rate of fire, (maximum)

1 shell per minute

Shell weight

HE: 67 kg

Shell range

32.80 km

Muzzle velocity

914 m/s

Production

524