FH-77 BW L52
|Manufacturer:||Bofors Defence AB|
|Product type:||Armoured Vehicles|
Part of Archer system.
A wheeled, self-propelled 155 mm L52 automatic howitzer has been developed, based on the successful towed FH77 B.
The new FH 77 BW L52 howitzer will have state-of-the-art tactical and technical performance.
The range is 40 km with today’s ammunition and 60 km with the M982 Excalibur. Holding 40 onboard rounds, of which 20 are in a fully automated magazine. The entire crew is protected by armour in combat. The crew consists of 3-4 men.
The gun can reach road-speeds of up to 70 km/hand can be air-transportable in the new A 400 M aeroplane, “Europe’s Hercules“. Most of the existing FH 77 B weapon system is retained.
is an ideal artillery system of the next generation of self-propelled gun due to:
- good transportability in terrain, on country roads, by rail or air
- excellent protection for the relatively small crew
- very high weapon performance regarding range, precision and effect
- new methods for effective fire are introduced, e.g. MRSI
- interoperable with western artillery standards
- and very low operational and maintenance costs compared with other existing artillery systems
- Salvo: 3 rounds in 15 seconds
- Intensive fire: 20 rounds (a full magazine) in 2.5 minutes
- Continuous fire: 75 rounds an hour
- Multiple Round Simultaneous Impact, MRSI, up to 6 rounds
- Direct-sighting for ranges up to 2,000 metres
- Secondary weaponry: Grenade launcher or machine gun
- Mobility in snow up to 100 cm
- Maximum road speed: 70 km/h
- Transportable by rail in accordance with the European profile
- Transportable by air with, among others, A 400 M
- Armouring equivalent to a tracked armoured vehicle, re-enforced min protection and NBC protection for the crew
- Integrated command, fire control and communication system with internal fire control.
Tenix and Bofors Team up for ADF Artillery Upgrade (04.07.2005)