155mm howitzer

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The South Korean Samsung Techwin K10 Ammunition Resupply Vehicle, made for and to work in tandem with the K9 Thunder 155mm self-propelled howitzer. 

This vehicle is build on the same chassis as the K9, preserving K9’s mobility, and can follow the main artillery battery without lagging behind. The ammunition transfer is fully automatic, where the vehicle is capable of transferring 12 rounds per minute even on combat conditions. 

anonymous asked:

Challenge time! Based on your knowledge alone (no using google), design your ideal military aircraft. Attack, Fighter, Interceptor, Heavy Bomber, Gunship, etc.

That’s q-quite the complex, tall order my good anon, but let me try nonetheless:

Attack aircraft: A straight-wing subsonic two-seater design, with two extremely efficient turbofan engines buried deep into the fuselage for ground fire protection (in a layout similar to the Comet), an integrated laser designator/IR camera combo on the nose, a soviet-type 30mm gatling gun, with a minimum of 2000 rounds. Must have STOL characteristics, must be able to land on dirt strips, and must be complete independent from ground equipment, as to allow operation from forward/emergency positions.

Fighter: At the very least has to be Mach 2 capable, based on an advanced 4.5+ generation multi-role fighter but with stealth characteristics, as to reduce costs, must use an AESA radar, must have a complete electronic warfare suit, to the point if can function as a EW aircraft with no further modifications, and finally, must have a russian-style IR tracker. (the little ball in front of the cockpits of russian fighters, forgot its name…)

Interceptor: Basically take the former plane, remove all stealth and multirole characteristics, add a more powerful radar and engine, and in theory that should be enough! Even if the interceptor role is mostly obsolete. 

Heavy bomber: Just make a cheaper version of the B-2, or conversely, a drone version of the SR-71, designing new engines and improving her aerodynamics to ensure she can become a +Mach 4 design. 

Gunship: Take a C-5 Galaxy, cram two 155mm howitzers, two 105mm howitzers, a Goalkeeper, and as many anti-missile systems as you can possibly add to the airframe. 

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1 February 2016 in the only remaining artillery units of the Swedish army - stationed in Boden in Northern Sweden the 9th artillery regiment (Artilleriregementet A 9) - the ceremony of commissioning into the combat regiment of the first four serial batteries of 155mm/52 self-propelled howitzer Archer mounted on a wheeled chassis.

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The M777 Ultra-Light Howitzer

Manufacturer: BAE Systems’ Global Combat Systems
Caliber: 155mm
Max Range: 24 km (15 mi) with standard M107 rounds
                    40 km (25 mi) with GPS guided Excalibur rounds
In service: since 2005
Used by: United States Marine Corps
               United States Army
               Royal Saudi Land Force
               Australian Army
               Canadian Army

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Photo Credits, in descending order:

– U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, B battery 2-8 field artillery, fire an artillery piece at Seprwan Ghar forward fire base in Panjwai district, Kandahar, on June 12, 2011. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

– A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallions with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 361, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), externally lifts M777 howitzers over Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 29, 2012. HMH-361 provided aerial support by repositioning the howitzers to Camp Dwyer. (Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo)

(Canadian Army)

(BAE Systems)

– An M-777 155mm howitzer fires at a low ballistic trajectory in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army)

(BAE Systems)

– An artillery round exits the barrel of an M777A2 155mm Howitzer during a live-fire exercise by 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at the National Training Center here Feb. 19. Soldiers from the 2-8th FA are training at the NTC during a month-long rotation in preparation for the 1-25th’s deployment to Afghanistan later this year. (Spc. Michael Blalack, 1-25th SBCT PAO)      

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155mm Field Howitzer 77B “Bofors Gun”

Impressive piece of equipment, looks like a lot of fun doing donuts in this thing but I think I watched the whole video mostly because of the synchronized “jogging” of the crew was more entertaining.