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Caesar French 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH)

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notes"The CAESAR 8x8 self-propelled howitzer was developed by Nexter. Sometimes this artillery system is referred as CAESAR 2. The acronym CAESAR stands for CAmion Equipe d'un Systeme d'ARtillerie, or truck equipped with an artillery system. It is based on the original CAESAR, which first appeared back in 1994 and was the first mass produced truck-mounted howitzer. Prototype of the CAESAR with 8x8 configuration was revealed in 2015. The new artillery system, which emerged more than 20 years after its predecessor, is based on an 8x8 chassis. Gun of the new artillery system remains without significant changes, however weapon control systems have been updated. So the CAESAR 8x8 can shoot faster and is more accurate than its predecessor. In 2017 Denmark selected this artillery system to replace their old M109 howitzers that are in service since 1965."
dateOfIntroduction2006
countryOfOrigin"France"
proliferation"France, Indonesia, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Thailand"
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name"155MM SP CAESAR"
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"Caesar 8x8 French 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH)"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Nexter Systems"
name"Type"
value"Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH)"
name"Family"
value"Caesar Family of SPH"
name"Configuration"
value"8x8"
name"Crew"
value"4"
units"ea"
name"Chassis"
value"Mercedes-Benz (6 × 6) truck"
name"Displacement Time"
value"1"
units"min"
name"Emplacement Time"
value"1"
units"min"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"12.3"
units"m"
name"Width"
value"2.8"
units"m"
name"Height"
value"3.1"
units"m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"17.7"
units"tons"
name"Ground Pressure"
value"INA"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"366 LA 6"
name"Engine Type"
value"Diesel"
name"Engine Power"
value"400"
units"hp"
name"Fuel Capacity"
value"230"
units"liters"
name"Maximum Range"
value"600"
units"km"
name"Speed, Maximum Road"
value"100"
units"km/h"
name"Speed, Average Cross"
value"50"
units"km/h"
name"Speed Maximum Swim"
value"Not Amphibious"
name"Gradient"
value"40"
units"%"
name"Side Slope"
value"30"
units"%"
name"Vertical Step"
value"0.6"
units"m"
name"Trench"
value"2.1"
units"m"
name"Fording Depth"
value"1.2"
units"m"
name"Ground Clearance"
value"0.40"
units"m"
name"Communications"
properties
name"Radio"
value"Thales PR4G radios"
name"Main Gun"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"155 mm/L52 howitzer"
name"Type"
value"155"
units"mm"
name"Breech Type"
value"Screw breech block"
name"Length, Barrel"
value"52 calibers"
name"Loader Type"
value"Manual"
name"Max Rate of Fire"
value"6"
units"rds/min"
name"Rate of Fire Burst"
value"3"
units"rds/min"
name"Rate of Fire Sustained"
value"6"
units"rds/min"
name"Muzzle Brake Type"
value"Double baffle"
name"Max Elevation"
value"+72"
units"deg"
name"Min Elevation"
value"-4"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Range"
value"34"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Left"
value"17"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Right"
value"17"
units"deg"
name"Maximum Firing Range"
value"42-55"
units"km"
name"Charge System"
value"Conventional Bag Charges or the Modular Charge System (MCS)"
name"Top Charge System (TCS)"
value"Yes"
name"Top Charge Modules (TCM)"
value"Yes"
name"Bottom Charge System (BCS)"
value"Yes"
name"Bottom Charge Modules (BCM)"
value"Yes, 2 each"
name"Note"
value"In addition to firing the standard French Army LU122 high-explosive base bleed (BB) and Hollow Base (HB) projectile CAESAR has also fired the Rheinmetall Denel Munitions Velocity enhanced Long range Artillery Projectile (VLAP) which achieved a maximum range of 58 km."
name"Ammunition (Option 1)"
properties
name"Type"
value"Frag-HE, Extended Range Full-Bore/Base Bleed"
name"Caliber"
value"155"
units"mm"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"895"
units"m/s"
name"Fuse Type"
value"PD"
name"Minimum Effective Range"
value"4,500"
units"m"
name"Maximum Effective Range"
value"35,000 m ERFB, 42,000 m ERFB-BB m"
name"Penetration"
value"INA"
name"Projectile Weight"
value"43.7"
units"kg"
name"Basic Load"
value"18 Total of any 155mm projectile combination"
name"Ammunition (Option 2)"
properties
name"Type"
value"Ogre, Cargo (DPICM) with 63 submunitions"
name"Caliber"
value"155"
units"mm"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"897"
units"m/s"
name"Fuse Type"
value"Proximity on submunitions"
name"Minimum Effective Range"
value"4,500"
units"m"
name"Maximum Effective Range"
value"35,000"
units"m"
name"Penetration"
value"90"
units"mm"
name"Projectile Weight"
value"43.1"
units"kg"
name"Basic Load"
value"18 Total of any 155mm projectile combination"
name"Coaxial Weapon System"
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name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"1 x M2 HB Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun"
name"Type"
value"12.7"
units"mm"
name"In Service"
value"1933-Present"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Current: General Dynamics, Fabrique Nationale"
name"Proliferation"
value"Over 3 Million"
name"Max Rate of Fire (M2HB Version)"
value"450-600"
name"Max Rate of Fire (AN/M2 Version)"
value"750-850"
name"Max Rate of Fire (AN/M3 Version)"
value"1,200-1,300"
name"Weight (Gun Only)"
value"38"
units"kg"
name"Weight (Gun and Tripod)"
value"58"
units"kg"
name"Length (Total)"
value"1,654"
units"mm"
name"Length (Barrel)"
value"1,143"
units"mm"
name"Action"
value"Short recoil-operated"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"Rifle"
name"Caliber"
value"12.7"
units"mm"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"450-1,200"
units"m/s"
name"Effective Range"
value"1,800-2,000"
units"km"
name"Basic Load"
value"2,000"
units"ea"
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Name"
value"FAST-Hit computer FCS with Sagem Signal 30 and GPS navigation, aiming, and command net combined. In French forces, it will link to the Atlas artillery C2 net."
name"Computerized FCS"
value"Yes"
name"Thermal Sight Vehicle Commander"
value"No"
name"Thermal Sight Gunner"
value"No"
name"Main Gun Stabilization"
value"Yes, large spade is hydraulically lowered at the rear to provide a more stable firing platform"
name"Data System"
value"SAFRAN SIGMA 30 onboard Reference Package/Position Data System (RP/PDS)"
name"GPS"
value"Yes"
name"Muzzle Velocity Radar"
value"RDB4 muzzle velocity radar"
name"Fire Control System"
value"CS 2002-G onboard fire-control computer"
name"3-D Display"
value"Yes"
name"Ammunition Status Management System (ASMS)"
value"Yes"
name"Ammunition Resupply Management System (ARMS)"
value"Yes"
name"Gun Status Management System (GSMS)"
value"Yes"
name"Note"
value"The system can fire six 155mm projectiles in under 2 minutes"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Hull Armor"
value"INA"
name"Turret Armor"
value"INA"
name"Applique Armor"
value"Available"
name"Explosive Reactive Armor"
value"No"
name"Active Protection System"
value"INA"
name"Mine Clearing"
value"No"
name"Self-Entrenching Blade"
value"No"
name"NBC Protection"
value"No"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"INA"
name"IR Signature"
value"INA"
type"WEG"
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