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AUSA 2023: AM General underlines low-recoil technology benefits on towed artillery

17th October 2023 - 11:37 GMT | by Christopher F Foss in Washington DC

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A Mandus SRT 105mm howitzer, fitted on a AM General M1152A1 High Mobility at AUSA 2023, no longer requires a muzzle brake. (Photo: Christopher F Foss)

AM General's latest developments in low-recoil technology, on show at AUSA 2023, could offer a 60% reduction in recoil force.

AM General has lauded the development and production of standard low-recoil technology for 105mm and 155mm towed-artillery systems.

Speaking to Shephard at AUSA 2023 in Washington DC last week, the company claimed the technology had been tested and could offer up to a 60% reduction in recoil force when transferred to a platform.

The improvement has allowed for artillery weapons to be fitted with soft-recoil technology (SRT) and installed on 4x4 platforms (105mm) or 6x6 platforms (155mm).

When installed on a wheeled platform, the weapon has a reduced crew requirement and can carry out a fire mission, before being redeployed

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Christopher F Foss

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Christopher F Foss is an internationally recognised authority on armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and other weapon systems, …

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