The M102 105mm howitzer was developed as a repalcement for the World War II vintage M101 as the US Army’s main fire support artillery piece. The M102 was first used by combat troops during the Vietnam War, where it’s lightweight aluminum chassis and its rapid rotation swivel base proved it a worthy upgrade to its venerable forebearer. The lightweight of the new weapon meant it could be more easily handled by troops, but more importnaly it could be airlifted to remote fire support bases by helicopter or parachute dropped with airborne units. During the Veitnam War, the M102 was commonly transported by a CH-47 Chinook helicopter or towed behind a M35 6×6 Truck and in more recent times by the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter and HMMWV (“Humvee”) utility vehicle.
Additional information about this Brickmania custom Lego® kit:
This Brickmania model kit is made from genuine unused LEGO bricks and is shipped disassembled. Also included are full-color printed building instructions and is packaged in a sealed box. All Brickmania building kits are limited production and may be discontinued at any time.
M102 can be towed behind any vehicle with a hook type hitch.
Inset image is a suggested hitch mod for a Brickmania M1025 Humvee kit. Humvee or parts for mod not included with M102 kit.