Often refered to as VADS, based on the M113, it’s Vulcan cannon is capable of 4000 rpm. The turret is powered and has a radar rangefinder but realies on operator skill and clear weather to hit aircraft targets. Used in the Veitnam war and the Isreali Lebonon conflict.
The M109 was introduced into the US army in 1963 giving the 155mm Howitzer protection and mobility. It was exported to 21 countries seeing combat in the Vietnam and Arab-Israeli conflicts. (the photograph depicts a model in Israeli service with extra items from the AC3 stowage pack)
The first “Chobam” armoured tank to enter service in 1979 with it’s distinctive angular shape.. The first batch of 1000 used the 105mm gun with new DU ammunition available. The gas-turbine powered tank was a huge step change in technolgy (Can be built with crew out or buttoned up).
This tent is constructed to for a more permanent command post at hte rear of the M577. It gives room for briefings and admin space. * does not include M577, the M577 model needs the rolled tent cut or filed off for a neat fit