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KH-179 South Korean 155mm Towed Howitzer

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"WEG"
"Artillery"
"Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"Towed Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"Korea, Republic of (South)"
"PRO_Indonesia"
"PRO_Iran (Islamic Republic of)"
"PRO_Myanmar"
"PRO_South Korea (Republic of Korea)"
"Land"
"Tier3"
notes"The KH179 is a towed 155mm field artillery howitzer, transportable by a CH47C helicopter or a C-130 carrier. The KH179 provides a Longer range higher reliability and easier maintenance than the medium towed 155mm M114A2 Howitzer. KH179 uses the newly developed 155mm ammunition family. A new family of 155mm ammunition furnishes KH179 with further conspicuous increase KH179 with a further conspicuous increase in range and lethality in both direct and indirect firing."
dateOfIntroduction1983
countryOfOrigin"Korea, Republic of (South)"
proliferation"Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Myanmar, South Korea (Republic of Korea)"
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name"KH179 155MM TOWED HOW"
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"KH-179(CC).jpg"
"KH-179(B).jpg"
"KH-179(AA).jpg"
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"KH-179"
name"Type"
value"Towed Howitzer"
name"Caliber"
value"155 mm"
name"Crew"
value"7 - 9 men"
name"Elevation"
value"0 to + 69 degrees"
name"Traverse"
value"49 degrees"
name"Maximum Range of Fire (High Explosive)"
value"18 km"
name"Maximum Range of Fire (Rocket-Assisted Explosive)"
value"30 km"
name"Maximum Rate of Fire"
value"4 rpm for three minutes"
name"Sustained Rate of Fire"
value"2 rpm"
name"Double Baffle Muzzle Brake"
value"Yes"
name"Pneumatic Equilibrators"
value"Yes, two pneumatic equilibrators in order to reduce the recoil."
name"Displacement Time"
value"5 ~ 6 minutes"
name"Emplacement Time"
value"5 ~ 6 minutes"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"10,389 mm"
name"Barrel Length"
value"39 Calibers"
name"Width"
value"2,438 mm"
name"Height"
value"2,770 mm"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"6,890 mm"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Note"
value"The KH179 can fire existing NATO 155 mm ammunition and can also accommodate enhanced performance ammunition such as the ERFB projectiles."
variants
name"FH-179"
notes"The FH-179 was fitted with new sights. This howitzer used panoramic telescope for indirect aiming. There is also an alignment device that replaces conventional method of bore sighting. The telescope is also used for direct firing."
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