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105 MM HOWITZER AMMUNITION FAMILY

    A 105mm artillery system is still important and effective weapon in modern and future conflicts. Its advantages are compactness, low weight and simple procedure of disassembling. It is easily transportable to hilly, mountainous and other hard terrain areas, inaccessible to other large caliber artillery systems. These features also provide high air transportability (including heli-borne transport) and, therefore, high strategic and operational mobility, making it a good fire support weapon for rapid deployment forces. Although it can not match 120mm mortars in respect of weapon weight and shell fragmentation effect, its range and possibility of direct firing at wide range of point and area targets, especially in mountaineous and intersected terrain, make this weapon system practically unirreplaceable fire-support weapon in modern armed conflicts, especially in low-intensity conflicts and anti-guerilla warfare

 

Serbian designers’ knowledge, experience and creativity were combined to produce ammunition family whit the following features:

 

  • low barrel wear (due to physical and chemical properties of powder charges)
  • high max. range of projectiles - in the terms of range, our ammunition is among the best in the world, providing important 
  • tactical advantages
  • high terminal efficiency is obtained by modern shell body design, material and manufacturing technology,  use of modern explosives and impact, superquick and delay action fuzes and proximity fuzes
  • possibility of using  both Westerd and Eastern - origin  type of fuzes, due to application of simple screw-type fuze adapter
  • high durable brass cartridge case
  • high reliability and safety under various environmental conditions
  • long shelf life

 

105mm ammunition is intended for:

 

  • destruction of war materiel (including armour materiel)
  • annihilation of personnel on the opened terrain and in the field fortification and shelters
  • neutralization of fortified and nonfortified point and area targets
  • smoke screening of the battlefield

Serbian 105mm ammunition, besides Serbian howitzer M56, is ballisticaly matched with following artillery systems: M2A1, M4, M18/61 and Italian mountain howitzer M56.

 The fact that we have fully mastered manufacturing of 105mm ammunition enables us to offer technology transfer to our potential partners, either the whole production line or separate component separately.