M126E1 (155 mm)

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The M126E1 is a 155 mm American-made howitzer with an added breechblock, developed by Rheinmetall, which extended the effective range to 18 kilometres. This variant of the gun was mounted on the West German M109 modification, the M109G.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

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Available ammunition

  • M107: HE - Default shell used by the M109G. With over 9 kg of TNT, this shell is capable of destroying any target with a single shot.
  • M107 (PF): HE-VT - Same as M107, but now equipped with a proximity fuze with trigger radius of 3 m. This shell allows the M109G to deal with opponent's close air support without the requirement of a direct hit. The proximity fuze may also be used to flush open topped and lightly armoured targets out of cover by detonating the HE shell above them.
  • M110: Smoke - The M110 allows you to create accurate smoke screens or blind the enemy positions by hitting the cover they are hiding behind.

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
M107 HE 61 61 61 61 61 61
M107 (PF) HE-VT 61 61 61 61 61 61
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
0% 50% 100%
M107 HE 684 43.1 0.3 0.1 9.14 79° 80° 81°
Proximity-fused shell details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
distance (m)
radius (m)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
0% 50% 100%
M107 (PF) HE-VT 684 43.1 0 0 300 3 9.14 79° 80° 81°
Smoke shell characteristics
Ammunition Velocity
mass (kg)
Screen radius
Screen deploy
time (s)
Screen hold
time (s)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
M110 684 44.63 21 5 30 50

Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • Powerful HE shells
  • Lower velocity allows for high arc shots out of cover
  • Ability to load HE-VT and engage enemy planes
  • Higher muzzle velocity compared to the regular M126 thanks to the added breechblock


  • Low velocity makes landing shots harder and require practice
  • Slow reload rate means that every shot counts
  • Some heavily armoured targets may require careful aim to destroy


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See also

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