Accession Number:

AD0293199

Title:

WINTER ARCTIC ENVIRONMENTAL TEST, 1963, OF 105MM HOWITZER, SELF-PROPELLED, XM104

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YUMA TEST STATION FORT WAINWRIGHT ALASKA

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Report Date:

1962-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The XM104 is a self-propelled, full-tracked, 105mm howitzer. It is capable of being transported by HC-1B Helicopter or assault aircraft and delivery by airdrop. The vehicle carries a four-man crew and is designed to provide closein artillery support. The chassis is of riveted aluminum constructio with no superstructure and with an independently mounted gun at the rear of the chassis. A mechanical operated spade, mounted at the rear of he vehicle, and set of hydraulic suspension lock-outs anchour the vehicle during firing. During this reporting period, the initial mechanical inspec ion, stowage tests, and break-in es1 were conducted. Toxic fumes, breaking tests, cold start, nd warm-up tests were also commenced. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE