M8 SP Howitzer
M37 SP 105mm
T92 SP 240mm
M43 SP Howitzer
M41 SP Howitzer
M42 SP AA
M44 SP Howitzer
1963-U.S.A. M50 106mmSPMultipleRifle"Ontos"
Armament: 6 - 106mm
RCL R files M4QA1C
Chrysler,V-8 petrol, 180 hp
The Marines required a light TD weapon which could be landed by air or sea.
To reduce weight, recoilless guns were used. Due to back blast, the guns were
mounted outside the vehicle. Multiple guns were used to allow firing several
shots before reloading. In 1963, the Ontos was completed mounting six 106mm
recoilless rifles on a limited traverse turret. Two could be dismounted and
fitted on tripods for ground use. Ontos was used in Vietnam and the Dominican
Republic usually in a ground support role. Drawbacks
were the blast which disclosed its position and the need to reload in the open,
Withdrawn and scrapped in 1970.