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AFV Club- Propellant Containers for M109 A1/A4 Self Propelled Gun

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Monday, June 13, 2022
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Propellant Containers for M109 A1/A4 Self Propelled Gun

AFV #35299

The M109 is an American 155mm turreted self-propelled howitzer, first introduced in the early 1960s to replace the M44. Over the years, It has been upgraded a number of times, most recently to the M109A7. The M109 Howitzer family is the most common Western allied indirect fire support vehicle.  It is a main support weapon for use with highly maneuverable armored brigades and mechanized infantry divisions.

The M109 has a crew of four: the section chief/commander, the driver, the gunner, and the ammunition handler/loader. The chief or gunner aims the cannon left or right (deflection) and up and down (quadrant).

The British Army has slowly replaced the M109s in their service with their own designed and manufactured type, known as the AS-90, designed by Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering.  Several European armed forces have or are currently replacing older M109s with the German PzH 2000 Haubitze.  Upgrades to the M109 were introduced by the U.S. and by Switzerland (KAWEST). With the cancellation of the U.S. Crusader project, the M109A6 Paladin will likely remain the principal self-propelled howitzer for the U.S. until the new M1299 enters service.


Highly Recommended for Beginner to Advanced builders.  The kit is simple to understand and compliments any M109 that will be sitting in a diorama.  The kit is simple to assemble with the instructions being supplied on the back of the box.  The decal sheet is crisp and leaves a great impression when painting and dealing these small details.  I know this kit has been sitting in my review crew stash waiting on me.  To be honest I completely forgot about doing this first-look review.  But, now that I have reviewed this aftermarket set, I'm glad that I did get the chance to review this.  Simple to construct, awesome with details.

Thanks goes out to AFV Club for this review kit.

Reviewed by Glen Martin


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