FH-77 B05 L52
|Manufacturer:||Bofors Defence AB|
|Product type:||Weapons & Weapon Systems|
The FH 77B05 L52 is a further development of the successful FH 77B02 L39 howitzer system. The system meets or supersedes all requirements for a modern, towed artillery system, which is made possible through a number of improvements.
The longer barrel and larger chamber volume result in extended firing range of more than 40 km and enable firing of the next generation smart ammunition.
Onboard ballistic computer enabling calculating firing data, automatic laying and firing control, automatic input of ammunition data and meteorological data.
The FH 77B05 L52 has its own land navigation system, eliminating the need for surveying and alignment giving the complete system a very low LCC.
Over long distances, a cross country truck tows the gun.
The towing truck and gun can travel at the speed of 80 km/h. For short periods of time and when road conditions allow, the speed can increase.
For cross-country driving, the gun can be tandem-driven from the towing truck. Maximum speed is about 8 km/h and cross-country mobility is excellent.
Over short distances, the gun can be driven independently at speeds of up to 8 km/h.
For deploy/redeployment the gun uses its own power unit.
Gun in/out of action time (trained crew) is less than 90 seconds.
One of the most important attributes of the Field Howitzer 77B05 is the high rate of fire, i.e. its ability to fire a great number of rounds in a specified time, and MRSI (Multiple Round Simultaneous Impact).
The gun has an automatic laying system with on-board ballistic calculation.
The HCU contains the GUI (Gun Users Interface) software and the software for ballistic calculations. It also handles communication with:
Processor Intel Pentium III 500 MHz
Gun laying is carried out hydraulically using variable servo valves. Laying can be carried out using the following modes:
Automatic laying by the HCU. The HCU calculates obtained firing data, prevents laying outside the gunís laying and firing limitations and automatically lays onto target.
When laying using the joystick, the HCU calculates the ?ring data automatically and aiming takes place with no further action. The HCU prevents laying outside the gunís laying and ?ring limitations.
Manual laying using the joystick - will override laying and firing limitations.
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