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Paladin Howitzer

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The Paladin M109 Self-propelled Howitzer can fire artillery rounds and then quickly displace to another location to avoid counter battery fire. The vehicle is a cannon artillery system with self-propelled tracked howitzer. It was first fielded in 1994 and is used by the United States and a few other countries as well.

Paladin M109 Self-propelled Howitzer

Photo: A M109 Paladin 155mm self-propelled howitzer fires a low angle indirect fire support mission with Alpha Battery, 1-214th Field Artillery Battalion during crew drills at Fort Stewart, Ga., March 11, 2015. Georgia Guardsmen with 1-214th FA are conducting their two week annual training March 6-20. (Photo by Maj. Will Cox, Georgia National Guard)

Paladin Self-propelled M109 Howitzer

Photo: U.S. Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Regiment, position their M109 Paladin to a firing position during exercise Allied Spirit at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, June 10, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Julian Padua)

Paladin M109 Self-propelled Howitzer

Photo: U.S. Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Regiment, maneuver their M109 Paladin during exercise Allied Spirit at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, June 10, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Julian Padua)


News Articles about the Paladin

March 11, 2015, "13B, Field Artilleryman", DVIDS. A specialist in the Georgia Army National Guard talks about his training and career as a crew member of a Paladin M109 self-propelled howitzer.


Videos about the Paladin

May 17, 2023, "M109 Paladin Reel", DVIDS. Watch a one minute long video of the loading and firing of the Paladin howitzer on the firing range at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas.
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/886478/m109-paladin-reel


Crew Duties of the M109 Paladin

Each Paladin is typically manned by a four-person crew which operates from within the armored hull:

1. Commander: Responsible for overall coordination, communication, and control of the crew and the vehicle. They oversee the mission execution, ensure effective target engagement, and make decisions regarding firing orders and movement.

2. Driver: Operates and controls the movement of the M109 Paladin. They handle the vehicle's acceleration, braking, steering, and navigation. The driver must be skilled in maneuvering the vehicle over various terrains and in different weather conditions.

3. Gunner: Operates the main armament, which is the 155mm Howitzer. They are responsible for aiming and firing the weapon accurately based on the commander's instructions. The gunner must be proficient in using the fire control systems, adjusting the weapon's elevation and azimuth, and ensuring proper ammunition selection.

4. Loader: Oversees handling and loading the ammunition into the howitzer. They assist the gunner by providing the necessary rounds and ensuring they are properly prepared for firing. The loader must work quickly and efficiently to maintain a steady rate of fire.

Source: "M109 Paladin Reel", DVIDS, May 17, 2023.

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

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