2 NEW GLUABLE RUBBER TRACKS: T-136 CHEVRON & NATO NM-116 – DECAL FOR 6 VERSIONS – COLOR INSTRUCTIONS
The self-propelled M-109 artillery was developed on the basis of a specific request from the American army: to have a heavy howitzer with great mobility on all types of terrain capable of replacing the dated M-44. The first M-109s entered service in the early 1960s and immediately demonstrated the validity of the project. The M-109 was also constantly improved to update it to the evolution of operational needs. The 155 mm main armament was also improved with the adoption, starting from the A1 version, of the long-barreled M185 gun characterized by a significantly increased range of action. The subsequent A2 version incorporated further improvements on the weapon, aiming, ammunition and target acquisition systems. A large number of copies were produced equipping the American armed forces and the main allied countries of the N.A.T.O.