Krauss-Maffei Wegmann Starts Production Of RCH 155 Self-propelled Howitzers For Ukraine
On December 7, 2022, the German Ministry of Protection up to date its checklist of army tools that might be delivered to Ukraine. Germany gives help for Ukraine by supplying tools and weapons, these come from provides of the Federal Arms Forces and from deliveries from trade financed from the Federal Authorities’s funds for safety capability constructing. Crucial addition involved the supply of 14 Panzerhaubitze 2000 (PZH2000) and 18 Distant Managed Howitzer 155 (RCH 155) 155mm self-propelled howitzers. The RCH 155 is a self-propelled artillery system based mostly on know-how used within the German Military PzH 2000 system. The German firm Kraus-Maffei Wegmann has began the manufacturing of the RCH 155 155mm wheeled self-propelled howitzers for Ukraine.
RCH 155 was developed by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann as a non-public enterprise. It was launched in 2014. Preliminary firing trials passed off throughout the identical yr. The Artillery Gun Module (AGM, Artillerie-Geschütz-Modul) is an air-portable self-propelled howitzer designed by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann. The system is absolutely autonomous, the crew sitting within the cab, with comparable efficiency to the PzH 2000, however with decreased price, crew ranges and weight. The AGM makes use of the PzH 2000 ballistic fire-control pc with built-in NATO Armaments Ballistic Kernel and the Krauss-Maffei Wegmann Artillery Command and Management System. It’s a modular system, the gun module could be fitted on a tracked or wheeled chassis. Prices could be decreased by becoming it to a consumer’s appropriate chassis of alternative.
The Boxer consists of two key components: the platform/drive-line and the detachable mission module. The mission module accommodates the mission-specific components, comparable to weapons, tools or crew. It’s a key characteristic of Boxer. Mission modules are interchangeable pod-like models which might be fitted to drive modules to type a whole mission variant car. Mission modules are connected by 4 factors and could be swapped inside an hour below discipline circumstances. The driving force can entry their compartment by means of the mission module or in an emergency by way of the big single-piece power-operated hatch above this place. Present fight weight of the Boxer configuration is quoted as as much as 38.5 tonnes. The heaviest present model is the remote-controlled howitzer (RCH) model at 39 tonnes.
The RCH 155 is powered by a extra highly effective engine than the usual Boxer armored personnel provider. It’s fitted with an MTU 199TE20 turbocharged diesel engine, creating 804 hp, against 711 hp on the unique armored personnel provider. The RCH 155 is operated by a crew of simply 2 males. This artillery system is very automated. It has absolutely computerized loading system, which masses each projectiles and fees. The RCH 155 additionally retains componen and efficiency of the PzH 2000. It has a price of fireplace of 6-8 rounds per minute. Additionally it is able to multiple-round simultaneous-impact firing. Most vary of fireplace is 30 km with customary projectile, 40 km with base bleed projectile and 56 km with VLAP rocket-assisted projectile.
Typically combining two confirmed options in a brand new idea could be revolutionary whereas avoiding important danger. Boxer RCH155 manufacturing for Ukraine has commenced. pic.twitter.com/Vr45ZmXkMD
— Nicholas Drummond (@nicholadrummond) December 31, 2022
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