Picatinny Arsenal in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The M198 155mm towed howitzer was developed (1968-1976) and produced (1978-1992) at Rock Island Arsenal. Over 1,600 howitzers were produced for the Army, Marine Corps, and allied armies. Weighing just under 16,000 pounds, it was able to be air dropped by parachute or transported by a CH-53E Super Stallion or CH-47 Chinook helicopter. During 1990 and 1991, the M198 was used by the Army and Marine Corps in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. Engineering support for the system was provided here at Picatinny Arsenal. It was replaced in the Army and Marine Corps by the M777 howitzer.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm • War, 2nd Iraq.
Location. 40° 56.457′ N, 74° 33.915′ W. Marker is in Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Farley Lane and Parker Road, on the right when traveling west on Farley Lane. Marker is located on the grounds of the Picatinny Arsenal. 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 markerLightweight 155mm Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); M119 Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); M1A1 Pack Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); M153 - Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Administration and Research Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Historical Exhibit (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Cannons (within shouting distance of this marker); Quarters 114 (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 M198 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 North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.