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The M119A1 is a static howitzer featured in ArmA: Armed Assault and ArmA 2.


ArmA: Armed Assault

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M119
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Type Static Howitzer
Calibre 105 mm
Magazine
capacity
1
Variants None
Games
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The M119 is used exclusively by U.S. Army forces in ArmA: Armed Assault.

Overview

The M119 is designed to provide direct and indirect fire support to troops in the field.

The standard loadout of the M119 gives it 30 rounds of high-explosive (HE) shells. The shells are fired with an initial velocity of 1,100 m/s, and can devastate infantry and unarmoured/light vehicles caught within a blast radius of 20 metres.

It takes 6 seconds to reload a new shell (averaging 10 rounds per minute). If the M119 has been fully depleted, it takes 8 seconds to rearm its stockpile completely. Range-wise, the M119 has an effective firing range of 12,000 metres, but can hit locations as far as 19,000 metres away (albeit with very high dispersion).

A dual-purpose static gun, the M119 can be employed both as an artillery piece and for destroying ground vehicles in direct fire mode.

By simply depressing the turret's elevation low enough, the M119 can be transformed into a powerful anti-tank gun which can destroy Main Battle Tanks like the T-72 after two to three hits. Against anything else, the M119 is guaranteed to completely shred its targets with ease.

Naturally however, both the M119 itself and the crew manning it are quite vulnerable if left unprotected. Since the gun takes time to depress/elevate its base, it is relatively easy for enemy troops or vehicles to outflank the howitzer's crew. A generous burst of small arms fire is sufficient to kill both the crew and destroy the M119, so care needs be taken if no support is available for the gunners.


Munitions

The M119 can only be loaded with one type of shell:

Damage type Base damage value Launch velocity (m/s)
High-Explosive 210 1,100

The M119's 105 mm HE shells have a blast radius of 20 metres. They are always fired with an initial velocity of 1,100 m/s and can potentially reach a maximum velocity of up to 1,300 m/s.


Trivia

  • The additional "crew" positions - which in reality would represent the four (up to six) other members of the battery's crew who assist in the reloading process, are merely present for aesthetic reasons. Regardless of whether they are occupied or not, the M119 will always reload at the exact same pace even if the gunner is alone.
  • Due to the lack of engine-level support for towing objects, the M119 cannot be dragged by vehicles in-game and remains exclusively as a static emplacement.
  • Along with the D-30, the M119A1 was among one of the first two static gun artillery "turrets" in the series.

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ArmA 2

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M119A1
Arma2-render-m119.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png USMC
Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Type Static Howitzer
Calibre 105 mm
Magazine
capacity
1
Variants None
Games
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The M119A1 is used by both the U.S. Marines and U.S. Army forces in ArmA 2.

Overview

Returning from Armed Assault, the ArmA 2 M119A1 remains mostly identical in capability and little has changed overall (function-wise).

As before, the M119A1 is still designed to fire 105 mm high-explosive (HE) artillery shells, of which it carries 30 shells worth of rounds. They have a blast radius of 20 metres and are launched with a velocity of 1,100 m/s.

However, the M119A1 now supports firing multiple types of shells with different payloads (in addition to regular HE). This includes:

  • White Phosphorous (WP) shells, highly devastating against clumped-up infantry
  • Sense and Destroy ARMor (SADARM) anti-tank shells, which automatically home in onto nearby enemy vehicles at the impact point
  • Laser-Guided (LG) shells, which will lock onto any laser spots projected by handheld designators or markers once they arrive close to the strike zone
  • Illumination flare shells, harmless rounds which project artificial light over the targeted area for a short amount of time
  • Smoke shells, which instantly create a thick cloud of white smoke for concealment at the target location on impact

Another adjustment to the M119A1 is that it is quicker to rearm, and only requires a meagre 2 seconds to fully restock with shells once depleted. In all other aspects, the M119A1 has not changed in the slightest and can still be employed for either direct fire or indirect fire roles.


Munitions

NOTE: Although listed here, it is not possible to load any of the following munitions aside from HE into the M119A1 during normal gameplay. The following statistics only apply if fired through scripted methods via the Artillery Module.

Shell type Damage type Base damage value Launch velocity (m/s)
HE* High-Explosive 210 370
WP (Primary) High-Explosive 60 370
WP (Secondary) High-Explosive 5 N/A
SADARM (Primary) Kinetic 20 370
SADARM (Secondary) Kinetic 330 N/A
LG High-Explosive 340 370
Illumination Kinetic 8 370
Smoke High-Explosive 8 370

The M119A1 can be loaded with six types of shells, though only one kind (HE) is available by default:

  • HE: 20 metre blast radius. Effective against infantry and most ground vehicles.
  • WP: Has an initial 20 metre blast radius but retains an area-of-effect dispersion radius of 30 metres. Non-vehicle targets entering the smoke cloud will take damage if caught within the blast zone.
  • SADARM: 20 metre blast radius (initial). Upon reaching a height of 500 metres above the impact zone, the shell's submunition will deploy itself and target the closest vehicle. The submunition has a blast radius of 7 metres and strikes with a velocity of 800 m/s.
  • LG: 30 metre blast radius. Once the shell reaches a distance of 1,000 metres above the target area, it will begin seeking a laser spot to home into. If there are no laser spots detected, the shell will simply strike a random location within the impact zone.
  • Illumination: Illuminates the target zone. The flare will burn for 30 seconds.
  • Smoke: Blankets the impact zone with a cloud of thick white-coloured smoke. It takes 4 seconds to fully form and will last for a total of 60 seconds.

(*) It should be noted that HE shells fired via the Artillery module are specifically more powerful compared to "regular" shells. They are launched with a greater velocity of 850 m/s, retain a higher base damage value of 250 and a blast radius of 25 metres.


Trivia

  • Initially, the base version of ArmA 2 did not include different munition types and was restricted to firing HE shells only. The Operation Arrowhead expansion pack subsequently added the additional shell types following its release.
    • However, these shells are not available as part of the M119's stockpile by default. They can only be added via a custom config file or through scripting commands in the editor.
      • This is because many of the shells (i.e. SADARM) are not intended to be used by the player nor the AI. Rather, they are meant to be "controlled" via the engine's built-in Artillery module, which automatically handles how each shell is meant to function when requested.
    • Likewise, not all of shells are represented properly in-game like their real-life counterparts. WP shells for instance, merely create the visual effect of a modified explosion effect but do not actually leave behind a burning smoke cloud which would maim or kill infantry.
  • Just like in Armed Assault, the M119 cannot be towed as ArmA 2's iteration of the Real Virtuality engine continues to lack support for object towing.

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See also

Static weapons of comparable role and configuration

  • D-30 (OPFOR counterpart)
Weapons of ArmA: Armed Assault
Handguns M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mm
Submachine guns MP5A5 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mmM4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 GL, M4, M4 GL)
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 + GP-25, AKS-74 PSO) • G36 series (G36, G36C, G36K) • M16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 + M203) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203)
Designated marksman rifles Mk12 SPR 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmM107 .50M24 7.62 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machine guns M240 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers 6G30
Launchers 9K32 StrelaFIM-92F StingerJavelin LauncherM136RPG-7V
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMM2M119A1Mk. 19Searchlight
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Queen's Gambit
OFP-factionicon-unitedstates.png U.S. Army - Armoury (ArmA: Armed Assault)
Handguns M9 9 mm
Submachine guns MP5A5 9 mm
Carbines G36 series (G36C, G36K) • M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 GL, M4, M4 GL)
Assault rifles G36 5.56 mmM16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203)
Designated marksman rifles Mk12 SPR 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles M107 .50M24 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machineguns M240 7.62 mm
Launchers FIM-92F StingerJavelin LauncherM136
Static M2M119A1Mk. 19Searchlight
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Weapons of ArmA 2
Handguns CZ 75 9 mmG17 9 mmM1911 .45M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Submachine guns CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1 9 mmMP5 9 mmPDW 9 mmPP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mm
Shotguns M1014Saiga 12KAA-12
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm* • G36 series* (G36C*, G36K*) • M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 M203, M4A3, M4A3 M203) • Mk16 CQC 5.56 mmXM8 Compact 5.56 mm
Assault rifles AK-107 5.45 mm (AK-107 GP-25) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25*, AKS-74*) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm* • CZ 805 BREN A1 5.56 mm (CZ 805 A1 G1, CZ 805 BREN A2, CZ 805 B1 G1) • FN FAL 7.62 mmG36A 5.56 mm* • L85A2 5.56 mm (L85A2 UGL) • M16A2 5.56 mm* (M16A2 M203*) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203) • SCAR series (Mk16, Mk16 EGLM, Mk17, Mk17 EGLM) • Sa-58 7.62 mmXM8 series (XM8, XM8 M320)
Designated marksman rifles DMR 7.62 mmL86A2 LSW 5.56 mmM14 7.62 mmMk12 SPR 5.56 mmMk17 Sniper 7.62 mmVSS Vintorez 9 mmXM8 Sharpshooter 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmCZ 550 9.3 mmCZ 750 S1 M1 .308KSVK 12.7 mm* • Lee-Enfield .303LRR .338M107 .50* • M110 7.62 mmM24 7.62 mm* (M40A3) • SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm*
Squad automatic weapons L110A1 5.56 mmM249 SAW 5.56 mm* • MG36 5.56 mm* • RPK-74 5.45 mmXM8 Automatic Rifle 5.56 mm
Machine guns L7A2 GPMG 7.62 mmMk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mm* • M240 7.62 mm* • M60E4 7.62 mmPKP 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mmUK-59 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers M32M79Mk13
Launchers 9K32 Strela-29K38 Igla9K115-2 Metis-MFGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136M47 DragonMAAWSNLAWRPG-7VRPG-18SMAW
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMIgla AA PodKORDL111A1L134A1M119A1M2M252Mk19Metis AT-132B14 PodnosRBS-70SearchlightSPG-9StingerTOWZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* indicates partial DLC dependency.
Operation Arrowhead | British Armed Forces | Private Military Company | Army of the Czech Republic
Arma2-factionicon-usmc.png USMC - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns M1911 .45M9 9 mm
Submachine guns MP5 9 mm
Shotguns M1014
Carbines M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 M203)
Assault rifles M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203)
Designated marksman rifles DMR 7.62 mmMk12 SPR 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles M107 .50M24 7.62 mm (M40A3)
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machineguns Mk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mmM240 7.62 mm
Launchers FGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136SMAW
Static M2M252Mk19M119A1SearchlightStingerTOW
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma2-factionicon-usarmy.png U.S. Army - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns G17 9 mmM1911 .45M9 9 mm
Submachine guns PDW 9 mm
Shotguns M1014
Carbines Mk16 CQC 5.56 mm
Assault rifles SCAR series (Mk16, Mk16 EGLM, Mk17, Mk17 EGLM)
Designated marksman rifles M14 7.62 mmMk17 Sniper 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles M107 .50M110 7.62 mmM24 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machineguns Mk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mmM240 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers M32Mk13
Launchers FGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136MAAWS
Static M2M252Mk19M119A1SearchlightStingerTOW
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Operation Arrowhead
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