Feasibility Study of the XM123 Propelling Charge in the M109E1, 155mm, Howitzer.
ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND ILL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE
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A detailed strength analysis of the M109E1 cannon mount and mount support structure has been performed by the Research Directorate of the Weapons Laboratory at Rock Island to determine the feasibility of firing the XM123 propelling charge in the XM185 tube installed on the M109E1, 155mm Howitzer. Generally, the structure can be expected to withstand the firing of the XM123 experimental propelling charge with breech force of 1,368,780 pounds and with recoil force of 59,465 pounds. Author
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