The OTO Melara model 56 pack howitzer saw action in Aden during the emergency of 1963-67. The gun was operated by 1st Light Regiment Royal Horse Artillery and 19 Light Regiment RA during this period.
Additionally it saw service in Borneo (1963-66) where it was used by 4, 6, 29 Cdo, 40, 45 and 95 Cdo Light Regiments RA.
We have made the gun available to purchase on its own, which we thought might be handy if you wanted to use it for later periods such as the Falklands, or later. In fact this gun is still in active service today despite the fact that it was first used almost 70 years ago. The gun can probably attribute at least some of it’s longevity due to the fact that it uses the US M1 ammunition.