M-101 105 mm Howitzer

SPECIFICATIONS
Caliber: 105 mm
Barrel length: 2.574 m
Recoil system: Hydropneumatic
Weight: 2,030 kg
Rate of fire: 10 rounds per minute max
Rate of fire: 3 rounds per minute sustained
Max range: 11,270 meters
Crew: 8

The 105 mm Howitzers fired hundreds of rounds of HE (High explosive) and illuminating rounds for many hours, in support of the Battle at LZ Albany. It was necessary to call the fire in so close that our own artillery caused some injuries to our own troops, and saving many others, while killing many North Vietnamese Regulars.