See what the KMW RCH 155mm/52-cal 70km range howitzer looks like

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PARIS ($1=0.96 Euros)German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann [KMW] revealed at the international exhibition for defense and security in Paris Eurosatory how he imagines the future of wheeled howitzers that will come out of the company’s production lines.

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KMW RCH 155mm/52-cal wheeled howitzer has a rather unusual shape, some would say funny, but when it comes to combat capability, the design is inferior to efficiency. Because the KMW RCH 155mm / 52-cal wheeled howitzer is a very serious weapon, any weapon system based on the drawings of German weapons designers deserves respect.

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The KMW RCH 155mm/52-cal wheeled howitzer uses a Boxer chassis. This is a highly mobile maneuverable wheeled howitzer that climbs speeds of up to 100 km / h on the road. With a single refueling of the tank, the distance of 700 km can be covered quite easily, although, according to the official specifications published by KMW, the distance is more than 700 km.

The length of this wheel howitzer is 10.5 meters, the height is 3.60 meters and the width reaches 2.99 meters. The engine is MTU and provides power up to 600kW which is equivalent to 804 horsepower.

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The main weapon is a 155mm cannon model L52. Depending on the ammunition used, the effective operational range of the cannon is different: between 40 and 54 km if the howitzer fires V-LAP ammunition, and up to 70 km if it uses VULCANO ammunition. However, regardless of the type of ammunition KMW RCH 155mm/52-cal wheeled howitzer can fire 8 to 10 artillery rounds per minute.

The KMW RCH 155mm/52-cal wheeled howitzer is operated by a two-man crew. This howitzer has an integrated unmanned aerial vehicle [Artillery Gun Module]. There is also ballistic protection, landmine protection, IED, and NBC protection.

KMW RCH 155mm/52-cal wheeled howitzer has autonomous navigation and fire control. All weapon systems integrated into the howitzer are automatic and have automatic loading. The sophisticated optical configuration of the day, night, and thermal equipment for 360-degree surveillance is integrated into the turret of the howitzer.


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