... just a blast from my own past
The M109 is an American 155 mm turreted Self Propelled Howitzer, first introduced and produced in 1963, with 155 mm M126 gun in the M127 Howitzer Mount, 28 rounds of 155 mm were carried. For air defence a .50 cal M2HB machine gun was mounted. The M109 family was the most common western indirect-fire support weapon of maneuver brigades of armored and mechanized infantry divisions. At around 1970 the austrian military got the first 12 howitzers, used by the Pz Grenadierbrigades No.3 and No.9 ... Things have changed so much since, so it's no secret to tell about
155 mm Self Propelled Howitzer M-109 ... Italeri 1:35 Kit No.235 ... this M-109 was the leading Panzerhaubitze of I.PzAA9 ... first battery of Artillerie-Abteilung der 9. Panzergrenadierbrigade stationed in Baden bei Wien, south of Vienna, when I was soldier in that battery in 1976 ... I've built that model in 1987 and began to restore it a few days ago, up-graded the 12,7 mm Browning machine gun with RB parts No.35B13 ... and reworked the colouring ...
The last four pics ... shows the M-109 in a later camouflage in the Panzergarten of the HGM (Austrian Military Museum in Vienna) ... and the steps to get my batteries symbol the red Bison of the 1.PzAA9