FH70 Field Howitzer Artillery Lapel Pin
Wear this FH70 Field Howitzer Artillery pin with pride at any time of the year.
Made with High quality metals and enamels
2 x Rear metal butterfly pin fasteners.
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The FH70 (field howitzer for the 1970s) is a towed howitzer in use with several nations.
In 1963, NATO agreed a NATO Basic Military Requirement 39 for close support artillery, either towed or tracked. Subsequently, Germany and UK started discussions and design studies and in 1968 established agreed operational characteristics for a towed 155 mm close support gun. Italy became a party to the agreement in 1970.
Key requirements were:
- a detachable auxiliary power unit (APU)
- an unassisted range of 24 km and 30 km assisted
- a burst capability of 3 rounds in 15–20 seconds, 6 rounds per minute for a short period and 2 rounds per minute sustained
- be able to fire all 155 mm munitions in NATO service, plus a new range of ammunition.