Picatinny Arsenal in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The M119 howitzer was designed and produced by the British Royal Ordnance Factories as the L118 light gun. Weighing some 4,270 pounds, the L118 entered service with the British Army in 1976 by its parachute and commando field artillery regiments. The design was licensed to the US in 1987 and 382 howitzers were produced in England and Rock Island Arsenal through 1995. The gun was put back into production at Rock Island between 2007 and 2012 when an additional 441 howitzers were built. Over the years, Picatinny Arsenal has been instrumental in the development of many improvements to the M119 culminating with the addition of a digital fire control system in 2013 resulting in the howitzer being designed the M119A3. The M119 saw extensive use in both Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm • War, 2nd Iraq.
Location. 40° 56.448′ N, 74° 33.922′ W. Marker is in Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Farley Lane and Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Picatinny Arsenal NJ 07806, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lightweight 155mm Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); M198 Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); Administration and Research Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); M1A1 Pack Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); Historical Exhibit (within shouting distance of this marker); M153 - Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Quarters 114 (within shouting distance of this marker); Middle Forge (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Picatinny Arsenal.
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker contains a photograph of the M119 Howitzer in action.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.