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FH70 British 155mm Towed Howitzer

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"WEG"
"Artillery"
"Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"Towed Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"United Kingdom"
"PRO_Estonia"
"PRO_Germany"
"PRO_Italy"
"PRO_Japan"
"PRO_Malaysia"
"PRO_Morocco"
"PRO_Netherlands"
"PRO_Oman"
"PRO_Saudi Arabia"
"PRO_United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland"
"Land"
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notes"The FH70 (field howitzer for the 1970s) is a towed howitzer in use with several nations. The FH-70 is a towed 155 mm howitzer developed by an international consortium, which included Vickers Ltd in the UK, OTO Melara in Italy, and Rheinmetall GmbH in West Germany. It was also manufactured in all three of these nations during its decade-long production run, and it was also produced in substantial quantity in Japan."
dateOfIntroduction1978
countryOfOrigin"United Kingdom"
proliferation"Estonia, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland"
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"Germany"
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"Japan"
"Malaysia"
"Morocco"
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"United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland"
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images
"FH70_T_How(C).jpg"
"FH70_T_How(B).jpg"
"FH70_T_How(A).jpg"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"FH70"
name"Type"
value"Towed Howitzer"
name"Caliber"
value"155 mm"
name"Crew"
value"7-8"
name"Trail Type"
value"split; each leg has large recoil spades and steerable wheels"
name"Displacement Time"
value"2 minutes"
name"Emplacement Time"
value"2 minutes"
name"Towing Vehicle"
value"6x6 Truck"
name"Road Towing Speed"
value"100 km/h"
name"Cross-Country Speed"
value"50 km/h"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length, Firing"
value"12.43 m"
name"Length, Traveling"
value"9.80 m"
name"Width, Firing"
value"9.80 m"
name"Width, Traveling"
value"2.20 m"
name"Height, Firing"
value"2.19 m"
name"Height, Traveling"
value"2.56 m"
name"Barrel length"
value"6.02 m"
name"Ground Clearance"
value"300 mm"
name"Weight"
value"9,300 kg"
name"Auxiliary Power Unit"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"Volkswagen, Model: INA"
name"Engine Type"
value"71 hp"
name"Engine Power"
value"1.8-liter diesel"
name"Maximum Speed"
value"16 km/h"
name"Range"
value"20 km"
name"Ammunition"
sections
name"Ammunition (Option 1)"
properties
name"Name"
value"DM106"
name"Type"
value"ILLUM"
name"Projectile Weight"
value"43.52 kg"
name"Range"
value"2,500 - 5,900 m"
name"Ammunition (Option 2)"
properties
name"Name"
value"L15A1"
name"Type"
value"HE"
name"Projectile Weight"
value"43.51 kg"
name"Range"
value"4,800 - 20,900 m"
name"Ammunition (Option 3)"
properties
name"Name"
value"L10"
name"Type"
value"HE"
name"Projectile Weight"
value"43.42 kg"
name"Range"
value"17,000 - 24,000 m"
properties
name"Propellant System"
value"The propellant system comprises three different bagged cartridges with triple-base propellant. Cartridge 1 gives charges 1 & 2, Cartridge 2 give charges 3–7 and Cartridge 3 is charge 8, which gives a maximum range under standard conditions of 24.7 km."
variants
name"SP70"
notes"The was the basic FH70 gun design adapted for mounting in new self-propelled howitzer chassis."
name"FH70R"
notes"This version had the bore increased to 45 cal, range to 32,808 yd (30,000 m) with basic ammunition. It was introduced in 1984."
name"Japanese FH-70"
notes"This variant replaced the 155-mm M114 towed howitzers in the Japan Self-Defense Force. Responsibility for the contract fell to Rheinemetall. It is license-built by Japan Steel Works."
name"FH-70 with 52-caliber ordnance"
notes"This is a trial version conforming to the quadrilateral ballistic agreement; it has a range of 18.6 miles (30,000 meters) with a L15A1 projectile. A range of 24.8 miles (40,000 meters) can be achieved with base bleed projectiles."
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