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Raad-2M Iranian 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH)

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"Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
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"Iran"
"Land"
"PRO_Iran (Islamic Republic of)"
notes"In early September 1997 it was reported that Iran had successfully tested a locally built rapid fire mobile field gun known as Raad-2 (Thunder-2). It uses a turret that has a similar layout to the M109A1, 155mm/39-cal self-propelled howitzer. The Iranian Defense Industries Organization claimed that the 155 mm HM44 howitzer manufactured by the Hadid facility of the Iranian Defense Industries Organization had a high firing rate and accuracy. It was described as being able to fire five rounds per minute. The gun's range was reported as 30km (19mi), and it also includes features such as a laser range-finder and a semi-automatic loading system. The gun looks exactly like 155mm/39-cal M185 gun from M109A1 and is fitted with a double baffle muzzle brake, fume extractor, screw breech mechanism, hydro-pneumatic recuperator and a hydraulic recoil brake. It uses the Iranian-made Boragh APC chassis, a conversion of the either the Russian BMP-1 or Chinese Type 86 (WZ-501) IFV. It was described as being able to move with a speed of 70km/h (43mph) on the battlefield."
parent"Raad-2 (Thunder 2) Iranian 155mm Self-Propelled Artillery"
dateOfIntroduction1997
countryOfOrigin"Iran"
proliferation"Iran (Islamic Republic of)"
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"Iran (Islamic Republic of)"
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name"155MM HOWITZER HM41"
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"Raad-2.jpeg"
"Raad-2_Motorpool.jpg"
"Reed-2M.jpg"
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"Raad-2M"
name"In Service"
value"1997-Present"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Defense Industries Organization"
name"Type"
value"Self-Propelled Howitzer"
name"Family"
value"Raad Series"
name"Crew"
value"5 (commander, gunner, driver, 2 loaders)"
name"Chassis"
value"chassis is based on the Chinese WZ-501/503 series, itself a copy of the Russian BMP-1 series."
name"Displacement Time"
value"INA"
name"Emplacement Time"
value"Less than 1 min"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"9.14"
units"m"
name"Width"
value"3.38"
units"m"
name"Height to Turret Roof"
value"2.60"
units"m"
name"Height to Top of Roof-Mounted Weapon"
value"3.47"
units"m"
name"Height, Axis of Fire"
value"2.24"
units"m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"36,000"
units"kg"
name"Ground Pressure"
value"0.67"
units"kg/sq cm"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"5TDF"
name"Engine Type"
value"Water-cooled Diesel"
name"Engine Power"
value"700"
units"hp"
name"Power-to-Weight Radio"
value"19 hp/ton"
name"Cruising Range"
value"450"
units"km"
name"Speed, Maximum Road"
value"60"
units"km/h"
name"Speed, Average Cross"
value"45"
units"km/h"
name"Speed Maximum Swim"
value"Not Amphibious"
name"Gradient"
value"60"
units"deg"
name"Side Slope"
value"40"
units"deg"
name"Vertical Obstacle"
value"0.80"
units"m"
name"Trench"
value"2.40"
units"m"
name"Fording Depth (Without Preparation)"
value"1.2"
units"m"
name"Transmission"
value"SPAT 1200 transmission"
name"Communications"
properties
name"Digital Communications"
value"Yes"
name"VHF Capable"
value"Yes"
name"HF Capable"
value"Yes"
name"Main Gun"
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name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"1 x HM44 155-mm/39-cal howitzer"
name"Type"
value"155"
units"mm"
name"Breech Type"
value"Screw breech mechanism"
name"Length, Barrel"
value"39 Calibers"
name"Max Rate of Fire"
value"4"
units"rds/min"
name"Recuperator"
value"Hydropneumatic recuperator"
name"Brake Type"
value"hydraulic recoil brake."
name"Fume Extractor"
value"Yes"
name"Muzzle Break Type"
value"Double Baffle Muzzle Break"
name"Max Elevation"
value"+75"
units"deg"
name"Min Elevation"
value"-3"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Range"
value"360"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Left"
value"180"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Right"
value"180"
units"deg"
name"Maximum Effective Firing Range"
value"30"
units"km"
name"Barrel Life"
value"5,000 when firing Charge 8"
name"Ammunition (Option 1)"
properties
name"Name"
value"M107"
name"Type"
value"High Explosive (HE)"
name"Caliber"
value"39 Caliber"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"INA"
name"Basic Load"
value"30 total of any combination of 155mm Projectiles"
name"Effective Range"
value"18.1"
units"km"
name"Note"
value"The Raad-2 can also fire 155mm Smoke, HE Base Bleed, and Illuminating Projectiles."
name"Ammunition (Option 1)"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Type"
value"Base Bleed HE"
name"Caliber"
value"39 Caliber"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"INA"
name"Basic Load"
value"30 total of any combination of 155mm Projectiles"
name"Maximum Effective Range"
value"24"
units"km"
name"Ammunition (Option 1)"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Type"
value"Charge 2"
name"Caliber"
value"39 Caliber"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"INA"
name"Basic Load"
value"30 total of any combination of 155mm Projectiles"
name"Maximum Effective Range"
value"3,000"
units"m"
name"Coaxial Weapon System"
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name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"M2 Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun"
name"Type"
value"Machine Gun"
name"In Service"
value"1933-Present"
name"Proliferation"
value"+3 Million"
name"Weight, Gun"
value"83.78"
units"kg"
name"Weight, Gun with Tripod and T&E"
value"127.87"
units"kg"
name"Length"
value"1,654"
units"mm"
name"Barrel Length"
value"1,143"
units"mm"
name"Action"
value"Short recoil-operated"
name"Rate of Fire"
value"450-600"
units"rds/min"
name"Effective Firing Range"
value"1,800"
units"m"
name"Maximum Effective Firing Range"
value"7,400"
units"m"
name"Feed System"
value"Belt-fed (M2 or M9 links)"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"Rifle"
name"Caliber"
value"12.7"
units"mm"
name"Cartridge"
value".50 BMG (12.7×99mm NATO)"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"890"
units"m/s"
name"Basic Load"
value"2,000"
units"ea"
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Computerized FCS"
value"Yes"
name"Thermal Sight Vehicle Commander"
value"Yes"
name"Thermal Sight Gunner"
value"passive night-driving periscope"
name"Main Gun Stabilization"
value"Yes, When deployed in the firing position two spades are lowered either side of the hull rear of Thunder-2 to provide a more stable firing platform."
name"Indirect Fire"
value"indirect fire sight is fitted in the turret roof"
name"Direct Fire"
value"The direct-fire sight is parallel to the main 155-mm cannon"
name"GPS"
value"Yes"
name"Navigation"
value"Yes"
name"Gunner's Control Panel and Display"
value"Yes"
name"Commander's Control Panel and Display"
value"Yes"
name"Automatic Gunlaying System"
value"Yes"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Hull Armor"
value"20"
units"mm"
name"Turret Armor"
value"all-welded steel armor, providing protection from small-arms fire and shell splinters"
name"Applique Armor"
value"No"
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"Yes"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"INA"
name"Automatic Firefighting System"
value"Yes"
name"Air-Conditioner"
value"Yes"
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