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GCT (AUF1) French 155mm Self-Propelled Gun (SPG)

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"Artillery"
"Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"Self-Propelled Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"France"
"PRO_France"
"PRO_Kuwait"
"PRO_Saudi Arabia"
"Land"
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notes"The AUF1 is a French self-propelled gun vehicle currently in use by the armies of France, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Kuwait. It replaced the Mk F3 155mm in French army service. The AUF1 primary advancement is that it incorporates and provides full armor and nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) protection for its crew of four, while the Mk F3 155mm offered no protection and could carry only two of its four crew members. The AUF1 saw combat with the Iraqi Army in the Iran–Iraq War. A four-man gun crew can reload the AUF1 in 15 minutes. A two-man gun crew can reload the AUF1 in 20 minutes. The AUF1T is fitted with the "Sagem Cita 20" inertial navigation system as well as a 20-24 HP gas turbine auxiliary power unit (APU). The production ended in 1995, and the 155 GCT (standing for “Grande Cadence de Tir”, which can be translated to High Rate of Fire), like its predecessor, was largely exported to Iraq, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia, with 427 built-in total. The 155 GCT saw service during the Iran-Iraq war, the invasion of Kuwait, both Gulf Wars, and in Yugoslavia."
dateOfIntroduction1977
countryOfOrigin"France"
proliferation"France, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia"
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name"155MM SP HOWITZER AUF 1"
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images
"AUF1_155mm_(BB).jpg"
"AUF1_155mm_(CC).jpg"
"AUF1_155mm_(DD).jpg"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"AMX-30 AuF1"
name"Type"
value"Self-Propelled Gun (SPG)"
name"Caliber"
value"155 mm"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Nexter"
name"Chassis"
value"Modified AMX-30"
name"Crew"
value"4"
units"ea"
name"Emplacement Time"
value"Less than 2 min"
name"Displacement Time"
value"Less than 2 min"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Chassis Length, Overall"
value"10.25"
units"m"
name"Height, Overall"
value"3.25"
units"m"
name"Width, Overall"
value"3.15"
units"m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"42 tons"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Type"
value"Hispano-Suiza HS110, water-cooled, multi fuel"
name"Engine Power"
value"720"
units"hp"
name"Range, Cruising"
value"450"
units"km"
name"Speed, Maximum On"
value"60 km/h"
name"Speed, Maximum Cross"
value"40 km/h"
name"Speed, Maximum, Swim"
value"Not Amphibious"
name"Fording Depth"
value"2.1"
units"m"
name"Communication"
properties
name"Radio"
value"1 x TRC 559 (VHF-FM) radio"
name"Main Weapon System"
sections
name"Ammunition (Option 1)"
properties
name"Name"
value"OE-155-56/69"
name"Type"
value"Frag-HE"
name"Caliber"
value"155 mm"
name"Projectile Weight"
value"43.75 kg"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"810 m/s"
name"Maximum Range"
value"23,000 m"
name"Minimum Range"
value"9,600 m"
name"Ammunition (Option 2)"
properties
name"Name"
value"RAP H3"
name"Type"
value"Frag-HE"
name"Caliber"
value"155 mm"
name"Projectile Weight"
value"INA"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"830 m/s"
name"Maximum Range"
value"31,500"
name"Minimum Range"
value"INA"
properties
name"Name"
value"1 x AuF1 155mm Howitzer"
name"Type"
value"Howitzer"
name"Caliber"
value"155 mm"
name"Barrel Length"
value"40"
units"cal"
name"Elevation"
value"-4 / +66"
units"deg"
name"Traverse"
value"360 left, right, and total"
units"deg"
name"Loader Type"
value"Autoloader"
name"Rate of Fire - Burst"
value"8"
units"rpm"
name"Rate of Fire - Normal"
value"6"
units"rpm"
name"Rate of Fire - Sust"
value"2-3"
units"rpm"
name"Breech Type"
value"Vertical sliding wedge"
name"Muzzle Brake Type"
value"Double baffle"
name"Auxiliary Weapon System"
properties
name"Name"
value"1 x M2HB 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun"
name"Type"
value"Heavy machine gun"
name"Caliber"
value"12.7 mm"
name"Mount Type"
value"Cupola AA mount"
name"Direct Fire Range"
value"7,400"
units"m"
name"Max Effective Range"
value"1,000"
units"m"
name"Fire on Move"
value"Yes"
name"Rate of Fire"
value"450-500 cyclic rate of fire"
name"Fire Control System"
properties
name"Indirect Fire"
value"1 x M589 Optical Goniometer"
name"Direct Fire"
value"Yes"
name"Collimator"
value"Yes"
name"Fire Control Computer"
value"None"
name"Gun Display Unit"
value"ATILA Fire Direction System"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Armor Hull"
value"INA"
name"Turret Armor"
value"INA"
name"Self Entrenching Blade"
value"No"
name"NBC Protection"
value"Yes"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"4 x Grenade Launchers"
variants
name"AUF1T"
notes"Fitted with the "Sagem Cita 20" inertial navigation system as well as a 20-24 HP gas turbine auxiliary power unit (APU)."
name"AUF2"
notes"Created in the 90s, based on the AMX-30B2 chassis, 70 of which were bought by the French Army."
type"WEG"
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