M1A1 75mm pack howitzer (Airborne x2)
Ordnance, Q.F., M1A1 75mm Pack Howitzer
When the British Airborne forces were formed a number of options were considered when looking for a suitable air-transportable light artillery piece. Initially the 3.7 inch howitzer was used, but the more modern M1A1 howitzer replaced this before any of the airborne artillery went into action. The British replaced the 3.7 inch howitzer with the American 75mm M1A1 pack howitzer, a modern light artillery weapon that had been developed for the U.S. mountain forces. Because of its light construction and easy breakdown it proved a very good choice as an airborne weapon. The M1A1 fitted into the British gliders, and because of good design was even light enough to be dropped by Parachute.
Weight: 588.88 kg
Elevation: -5 to 45 degrees
Traverse: 6 degrees
Muzzle Velocity: 381 m/s
Maximum Range: 8930 m
Shell Weight: 6.247 kg
In Flames of War
The Airlanding Battery, Royal Artillery utilises the M1A1 75mm pack howitzer.
It is not as powerful as the standard 25 pdr, it still proves an excellent support weapon for the British Airlanding Company from Turning Tide. It is light and has a Range 16”/40cm, ROF 2, AT 6, FP 3+ and fires smoke. Firing bombardments its Range is 64”/160cm, AT 3 and FP 6. It can also fire smoke bombardments.