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Boxer RCH 155 German 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH)

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notes"In April 2014, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann decided to integrate the artillery gun module (AGM) onto the Boxer armored vehicle, with the system making an appearance at Eurosatory in June 2014. The Boxer has to prove it can deal with recoil forces without stabilization, but stabilization concepts can be added if needed to retain shoot and scoot and 360-degree firing capability. The Boxer-AGM system could be used as an upgrade option for countries with existing boxer fleets. Test firings were completed in 2014. Firing trials with the turret traversed front and to its sides were carried out at WTD 41 proving ground and were successful without the use of stabilizers. The trials also demonstrated the ability to fire an 8-round burst and redeploy under 90 seconds and carry out multi-round simultaneous impact missions. The combination of the Boxer vehicle with AGM became known as Remote Controlled Howitzer 155 (RCH 155) due to the turret module being remote controlled. Additionally, a remote weapons station with a .50 caliber machine gun has been fitted on the roof."
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"Boxer RCH155"
name"Type"
value"Self-Propelled Howitzer"
name"Caliber"
value"155"
units"mm"
name"Manufacturer"
value"The vehicle is produced by ARTEC GmbH, an industrial group formed by KMW and RMMV"
name"Configuration"
value"8x8"
name"Crew"
value"2"
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name"Emplacement Time"
value"INA"
name"Displacement Time"
value"INA"
name"Note"
value"The Boxer RCH 155 German 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH) highly modular design comprising a drive module common chassis with interchangeable mission modules that can be rapidly fitted in field conditions in approximately 30 minutes."
name"Dimensions"
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name"Length (gun forward)"
value"10.5"
units"m"
name"Barrel Length"
value"INA"
name"Width"
value"2.99"
units"m"
name"Height"
value"3.5"
units"m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"35 tons"
name"Automotive"
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name"Engine Name"
value"MTU V8 199 TE20"
name"Engine Type"
value"Diesel"
name"Engine Power"
value"711"
units"hp"
name"Cruising Range"
value"1050"
units"km"
name"Speed, Maximum Road"
value"103"
units"km/h"
name"Speed, Average Cross"
value"INA"
name"Speed Maximum Swim"
value"Not Amphibious"
name"Gradient"
value"60"
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name"Side Slope"
value"30"
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name"Vertical Step"
value"0.8"
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name"Fording Depth, without Preparation"
value"1.2"
units"m"
name"Fording Depth, with Preparation"
value"1.2"
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name"Trench"
value"2"
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name"Main Weapon System"
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name"Name"
value"Artillery Gun Module"
name"Type"
value"Howitzer"
name"Length, Barrel"
value"52 calibers"
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name"Weight"
value"INA"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"INA"
name"Maximum Rate of Fire"
value"8"
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name"Maximum Elevation"
value"65"
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name"Minimum Elevation"
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name"Traverse Range"
value"360"
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name"Traverse Left"
value"180"
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name"Maximum Firing Range"
value"The maximum possible range depends of the type of projectile but firing an unassisted projectile a maximum range of over 40 km can be achieved."
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name"Sights"
value"INA"
name"Note #1"
value"A total of 30 rounds of ammunition are carried for the main gun. A lifting system is installed at the front of the turret. It allows the crew to reload magazine from outside of the vehicle. This artillery system can be adapted for a lighter gun, such as a shorter 155 mm/L39 or even 105 mm gun."
name"Ammunition (Option #1)"
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name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Type"
value"Standard NATO projectiles"
name"Caliber"
value"155"
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name"Shell"
value"INA"
name"Armor Penetration"
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name"Basic Load"
value"30 Rounds"
name"Note #1"
value"Maximum range of fire is 30 km"
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value"Bleed projectile"
name"Caliber"
value"155"
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name"Shell"
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name"Armor Penetration"
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name"Basic Load"
value"30 Rounds"
name"Note #1"
value"Maximum range of fire is 40 km"
name"Ammunition (Option #3)"
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name"Name"
value"South African VLAP"
name"Type"
value"Rock-assisted projectile"
name"Caliber"
value"155"
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name"Shell"
value"INA"
name"Armor Penetration"
value"INA"
name"Basic Load"
value"30 Rounds"
name"Note #1"
value"Maximum range of fire is 50 km"
name"Fire Control System"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Computerized FCS"
value"Yes. It receives target data via radio or datalink. The gun is automatically laid using the fire control data. This howitzer is aimed and fired by the crew remotely from the cab. Though in case of emergency or failure this artillery system can be loaded and fired manually. It takes approximately 30 seconds to open fire. Out of action time is also as short as 30 seconds. After firing the last round vehicle can leave its position in order to avoid counter-battery fire."
name"Main Gun Stabilization"
value"INA"
name"Direct Fire"
value"Yes"
name"Indirect Fire"
value"Yes"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Hull Armor"
value"Vehicle hull has a modular hull armor with special ceramic mix. The triple hull floor is shaped for maximum protection against anti-tank mines and improvised explosive devices"
name"Turret Armor"
value"The turret is made of lightweight aluminum armor and provides protection only against small arms fire and artillery shell splinters."
name"Applique Armor"
value"INA"
name"Explosive Reactive Armor"
value"INA"
name"Active Protection System"
value"INA"
name"Mine Clearing"
value"INA"
name"Self-Entrenching Blade"
value"INA"
name"NBC Protection"
value"Vehicle is fitted with NBC protection system for the crew"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"INA"
name"Note #1:"
value"This artillery system has low radar and acoustic signatures, making it harder to detect."
name"Note #2:"
value"The front arc can withstand hits from 30 mm projectiles.All-round protection is against 12.7 mm rounds. Damaged armor slabs can be easily replaced in field condition."
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