Reply to "105mm self-propelled howitzer on Humvee"

mog posted:

At 2,550 pounds, Mandus claims the Hawkeye is the world's lightest self-propelled howitzer.

 

With no ammunition and crew carrying ability.  It requires another vehicle to carry ammo/crew.  The current 119A3 carries 22 rounds and enough crew to emplace, displace, and fire it on its prime mover.  I don't buy that weight either-example, 2018 Honda Civic weighs 2849 pounds-

 

That said, I like the concept for its mobility, but how it would be used remains to be seen.  I'm sure we can all toss ideas at it(I have a few), but coherent and army wide employment is a big question mark.  

 

Peace has always been the realm of mediocrities, and pacifism the bleating of a herd of sheep which allow themselves to be led to the slaughterhouse without defending themselves . -Larteguy The Centurions

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