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IDEX 2015: BAE proposes first 155mm on 8x8

26th February 2015 - 06:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in Abu Dhabi

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The first-ever 155mm artillery gun fitted to an 8x8 armoured vehicle could become a reality following proposals from BAE Systems at the IDEX exhibition.

At the show, BAE Systems is displaying a model of its M777 155mm howitzer fitted to the top and rear of the Enigma 8x8 vehicle from Emirates Technology Company (ETC).

A spokesperson from BAE said that most 155mm guns are too heavy to consider putting on a wheeled armoured vehicle and the largest calibre commonly found is 105mm.

He said that because the M777 was already much lighter, by about half at just over 4t, than …

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