News and Current Events From Mandus Group

June 2011

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In This Issue
Featured Article
Current Events
Gymnasticators and Exercisers Can Provide Substantial Savings in Time and Money When Overhauling and Rebuilding Howitzers
The 52-Caliber Barrel Modification Can Dramatically Increase the range of The 155mm M198 Howitzer
The MG4500 Mini Oil Transfer Unit is Now the Official Replacement to The M3 Oil Pump.
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Mandus Group is Now Incorporated in Canada
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In May of 2011 Mandus Group officially became incorporated in the country of Canada. Based in Ottawa, ON, Mandus Group is now positioned to react quickly to serve the Canadian Military in the areas of artillery maintenance, logistics, and support. Our experience in artillery is unmatched worldwide and we are looking forward to assisting the Canadian Army Forces with artillery and integrated maintenance as well as training solutions. For further inquiry into our capabilities please contact Mandus Group Canada, Inc at 613-232-1576.


Current Events


On June 1st and 2nd Mandus Group attended CANSEC held in Ottawa, Ontario.  We would like to thank all the attendees that met with us and we will be looking forward to seeing them again at future events.


On the 21st and 22nd of June, 2011, Mandus Group will be at the IQPC Future Artillery Conference in New Delhi, India.  Come by and meet us at our booth or you can set up an appointment by calling our office 309-786-1507.  Following the conference, Mandus Group will be meeting with the Republic of India Army to discuss our capabilities, products, and services.


Future Artillery 


As a valued contact, Mandus Group has arranged an exclusive 20% discount off standard pricing for you to attend this event when you register with discount code Mandus_FAINDIA. To register at this special rate, or for further information, contact Calum Jeffray at +44 (0)20 7368 9806 or at [email protected] 


Sam Kris Don by M198 





Mandus Group would like to invite you to take a look at the current issue of our newsletter, The Thunder.  Each month we will be sending this publication to our customers and business partners to inform them about upcoming events, news, products, and topics relevant to the fields of artillery logistics, sustainment, and maintenance.  So please look it over and learn a little bit about our company and what we can do for you.


Thank you for your interest,
Mandus Group, Ltd


Gymnasticators and Exercisers Can Provide Substantial Savings in Time and Money When Overhauling and Rebuilding Howitzers


Recoil Gymnasticators and Recoil Component Exercisers are invaluable tools in artillery overhaul, repair, and maintenance processes. Both systems can accurately and inexpensively locate potential malfunctions in a howitzer's recoil system before it's fired, preventing time-consuming and costly breakdowns in the field. This process will reduce costs in range time, ammunition and maintenance manhours.


Mandus Group has designed and manufactured three gymnasticators for the Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) to assist them in testing and evaluating the overhaul of M109 howitzer recoils, M119 howitzer recoils, and M1 tank mounts. Recoils requiring assessment are installed in the MG3000 series gymnasticator and subjected to numerous simulated firing cycles in a controlled process.  This allows technicians to determine the condition of the system and it's components prior to live fire, substantially reducing cost and time in calibration. 


ANAD has also contracted Mandus Group to design and build a recuperator exerciser to assist in depot repair programs for M119 howitzers.  The MG5 exerciser is used to test and exercise a recoil system's recuperator in order to assess its condition prior to its instillation. 


Mandus Group's experienced artillery engineers can design a system to work with all types of artillery recoils.  Contact us with your requirements and we will customize a system for your artillery fleet. 



The 52-Caliber Barrel Modification Can Dramatically Increase the Range of The 155mm M198 Howitzer

52-Caliber Modification 
The M198 howitzer has a reputation of having excellent range.  It can fire standard projectiles 22,400 meters and rocket-assisted projectiles can increase that distance to 30,000 meters.  If you desire the reliability and low cost of the M198 howitzer but are in need of greater range, the 52-Caliber Barrel Modification is the solution.  This quickly installed modification can increase the range of the M198 to an excess of 40,000 meters.  The M198 howitzer with the 52-caliber modification will provide you with a battle tested, dependable, and reliable weapon system at a fraction of the cost of other 52-caliber options.  Mandus Group specializes in this modification and can easily modify your current M198 fleet or integrate it into our established M198 Inspect and Repair Program.  Contact us at 309-786-1507 with any inquiries. 



The MG4500 Mini Oil Transfer Unit is Now The Official Replacement  to The M3 Oil Pump

MG4500 Mini Oil Transfer Unit


The MG4500 Mini Oil Transfer Unit (NSN 4930-01-541-2481)has been in the field servicing artillery for the past five years.  It has now been chosen to replace the M3 oil pump in all branches of the service. The MG4500 can provide a .5 GPM flow of oil at up to 3500 psi to allow for easy filling of reservoirs, recoil mechanisms, buffers and replenishers. Its design enables flow to and from the pump, increasing its functionality.  For orders or inquiries, please contact the Mandus Group, 309-786-1507.



Thank you again for taking the time to read through our newsletter.  If you are interested in any of our products or services please contact us.


Mandus Group, Ltd. 

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Rock Island, Illinois 61201

Mandus Group, Ltd.

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