EXCALIBUR ARMY, a number one Czech firm within the discipline of army automobiles, has launched its new 152 mm self-propelled gun-howitzer automobile named “DANA M2” with a video launch on their YouTube channel on sixteenth June. This new system includes a armoured cabin, new fireplace management system and a number of other different enhancements rendering the famend weapon an answer for bettering current 152 mm artillery capabilities. The M2 system is far sooner, extra correct and autonomous. It retains all the benefits of the unique platform and nonetheless performs exceptionally – even after greater than 40 years because the unique idea was launched to service in Czechoslovakia.

EXCALIBUR ARMY DANA M2 152 mm Self-propelled Howitzer

The DANA (DdÄ›lo Automobilní Nabíjené Automaticky, gun on truck loaded robotically) is a wheeled self-propelled artillery piece. Additionally it is often called the Samohybná Kanónová Húfnica vzor 77 (ShKH vz. 77) (self-propelled gun howitzer mannequin 77); and was designed by KonÅ¡trukta Trenčín and constructed by ZTS Dubnica nad Váhom within the former Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia). Launched within the Seventies it was the primary wheeled 152 mm self-propelled artillery gun to enter service. It’s based mostly on a modified 8×8 Tatra 815 chassis with wonderful cross-country mobility. Presently it’s in service with the Czech Republic, Libya, Poland, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Slovakia.

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EXCALIBUR ARMY DANA M2 152 mm Self-propelled Howitzer
EXCALIBUR ARMY DANA M2 152 mm Self-propelled Howitzer

In comparison with tracked automobiles wheeled automobiles have the benefit of being cheaper to construct and simpler to keep up with higher mobility. Tire stress might be regulated to permit good mobility off-road and there’s power-assisted steering on the entrance 4 wheels. It lowers 3 hydraulic stabilizers into the bottom previous to firing, and has a roof mounted crane to help with ammunition loading. The crew of the DANA consists of the motive force and commander sitting within the entrance cabin, the gunner and loader operator are on the left aspect of the turret, the ammo handler (units the shells’ primers) is on the fitting aspect turret.

EXCALIBUR ARMY DANA M2 152 mm Self-propelled Howitzer
EXCALIBUR ARMY DANA M2 152 mm Self-propelled Howitzer

EXCALIBUR ARMY presents a variety of self-propelled howitzer class artillery weapons with 122, 152 and 155 mm calibre accessible. Most of our howitzers are mounted on a wheeled unique Tatra chassis and subsequently are appropriate for prime pace journey on highway as effectively a swift deployment in tough terrain. This will increase the security of the crew that usually wants to hold out the given job and depart the firing submit as quickly as attainable to keep away from enemy countermeasures. The pace of operation, accuracy and crew security is additional enhanced by our modernization package consisting of recent fireplace management system and quite a few automobile upgrades. The howitzer system in our supply has been a part of defence forces of a number of nations and the ShKH vz. 77 nonetheless is in energetic obligation.