The M-71 artillery howitzer is a 155 mm 39 caliber towed cannon manufactured by Soltam Systems, Israel. The M-71 is based on the M-68 and uses the same recoil system, breech and carriage. The first prototype was completed in 1974 and first production units the following year. The main differences between the M-71 and the M-68 are that the M-71 has a longer 155 mm/39 caliber barrel and is fitted with a compressed air driven rammer. These systems permit rapid loading at all angles of elevation. The rechargeable cylinder for the M-71 howitzer is mounted on the right trail.
Soltam M-71 artillery specifications: