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APU gives Thai howitzers greater mobility

3rd August 2017 - 04:50 GMT | by Sompong Nondhasa in Bangkok

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The Royal Thai Army (RTA) has developed an auxiliary power unit (APU) designed for installation aboard its 155mm GHN-45 towed howitzers to give them autonomous propulsion on both roads and cross-country. 

The work is being done by the Weapon Production Centre of the Defence Industry and Energy Centre. So far the system has been tested in the field and in tactical exercises, plus it has been approved by the RTA’s military equipment standard committee.

Consequently, the production line has started and a number of army howitzers have already been installed with the APU. The RTA’s artillery corps has about 92

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Sompong, a Thai national living in Bangkok, is a fulltime photojournalist and editor of the …

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