Employee of Mountain Artillery Battery No. 2 Arica of Mountain Division No. 3 Yungay of Chilean army They developed a practical phase of howitzer shooting Oto Melara (Leonardo) M-56/14 105mm to increase its combat capabilities.
According to the social media of Yungay Mountain Detachment No. 3, a unit of III. Mountain Division This field activity was conducted from September 4th to 8th Teaching and Training Center (CIE) General Bari near Linares, Maule region.
The training included acquisition of targets and correction of fire by advanced observers, calculation of trajectory and execution of fire with artillery pieces. M-56/14 105mm, day and night.
M-56/14 piece minions with 105mm Famae explosive rounds. Photo: Mountain Division No. 3 Yungay of the Chilean Army
Likewise, the gunners performed specific weapons techniques that enabled them to demonstrate the level of training, skills, knowledge and effectiveness in shooting of the various units of the Yungay Mountain Detachment No. 3 unit to check. whose motto is “Always Brave At the Summit”.
The howitzer M-56 It is an artillery piece developed by Oto Melara in the 1950s to meet the needs of the Alpine brigades Italian army a light, flexible and compact howitzer suitable for use in the mountains.
M-56/14 105mm howitzer. Photo: Chilean Army
This material was adopted by the Chilean Army in 1963 and is used by mountain artillery units. Its distinctive features include the ability to be used in direct fire as an anti-tank weapon and to be dismantled into twelve parts, allowing it to be transported on the backs of mule cattle through inaccessible places.
He M-56 It weighs 1,290 kilos, is 3.65 meters long, 1.5 meters wide and 1.93 meters high. It has an elevation angle between -5 and 65° and a horizontal angle of 36°. Explosive, smoke and flare bullets are used. The range is 10,575 meters.
M-56 howitzer from the Maturana Independent Mountain Battery of the Arauco Mountain Detachment No. 9 during training in snowy terrain. Photo: Chilean Army
In Chile it operates in the independent mountain battery No. 2 Arica del Mountain Division No. 3 Yungay, Independent Mountain Battery No. 16 Carvallo of Mountain Division No. 17 Los Angeles, Independent Mountain Battery No. 17 Urizar of Mountain Division No. 8 Tucapel j Independent Maturana mountain battery of Mountain Division No. 9 Arauco.