Lebanese army has tested SH2 chinese self-propelled howitzer armed with M101 105 mm gun 2911111
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SMES 2011 Online Show Daily News
International Defence & Security Middle East Show Exhibition
Beirut , Lebanon
28 - 30 November 2011
Lebanon army at SMES 2011
|Lebanese army has tested SH2 chinese self-propelled howitzer armed with M101 105 mm gun.|
According to a Lebanese officer, the Lebanese army has purchase the Chinese 3-meter long 6x6 light wheeled vehicle called XLW-TB, this vehicle is used to carry the D-30 122mm howitzer.
Just before the show the Lebanese army has made some firing and trial tests of the XLW-TB armed with the American 105mm howitzer M101 which is in service in the Lebanese armed forces.
The 105 mm M2A1 (M101A1) howitzer was the standard light field howitzer for the United States in World War II, seeing action in both European and Pacific theaters. The M101 fired 105 mm high explosive (HE) semi-fixed ammunition and had a range of 11,200 m, making it suitable for supporting infantry.
A standard M101 105mm howitzer is mounted at the rear chassis of the Chinese XLW-TB 6x6 light truck chassis.