The exact makeup and deployment of M110 units varied slightly from nation to nation, but as this is a West German post, I'll go with them. A heavy self-propelled artillery battalion of three batteries was attached to each panzer or infantry (be it Panzergrenadiers or Heimatschütz) division. Heavy batteries in most NATO armies were only two sections (that being four guns), but the West Germans used three sections, just as in light and field batteries, for a total of six guns. Each gun in the battery was assigned a tracked ammunition supply vehicle, that also carried eight of the gun's thirteen man crew, the other five riding on the gun carriage.
The M110 could carry only two rounds on the vehicle, so its accompanying M548 was never far away:
In inclement weather, it was common to see a shelter attached to the rear of the vehicle to help protect the crew from rain or snow:
Here's my battery: three sections of guns:
an M113 Beobachtungspanzer for the forward observer:
the M548s that accompanied the guns:
and the battery commander's M577:
I thought about snuggling the M548s up to the rear left side of the guns, but it made each stand look very packed in, so I went with doing them seperately.
The M110's normal firing range was about 10.5mi/17km, out to a maximum of 15.5mi/25km (18.5mi/30km with rocket-assisted projectiles). So for just the normal range, I'll need a wargaming table 92ft/28m long!!! Well, the battery looks good, even if I never get to use it other than as an off-table firing asset.
That's it for this weekend. I feel an aircraft post coming on....