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New mounted gun system launched

19th April 2018 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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India's Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and Bharat Earth Movers (BEML) have jointly developed a 155mm 52 cal mounted gun system.

The gun is equipped with GPS aided INS, muzzle velocity feeder data management, day and night firing and ballasting computer system capability. The gun is mounted on the BEML-Tatra 8X8 truck, powered with a  300kW (402 HP) engine.

The high mobility vehicle has independent wheel suspension and swinging half axles for enhanced cross-country mobility. The vehicle has a cruising speed of 80km/hr on road and more than 30km/hr in

cross-country and has a cruising range of 1000km without refuelling.

The gun has a range of approximately 42km, an on-board ammunition storage capability of 18 rounds of HE shells, 18 BMCS and two to six chargers.

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