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M08 152mm / 45 cal. towed gun

 152 mm / 45 cal. towed gun represents a cost-effective artillery system featuring long range, high firepoewer and high combat versatility. This highly effictive and highly reliable fire support artillery system featuring combat weight 7680 kg, length in travelling position 11170m, field of action 50 degs in azimuth and -2.5 to 45 degs in elevation, capable of using all standard 152mm ammunition (with sustained rate of fire 4 rds/min) including modern long range artillery projectiles ERFB (maximum range 30 km) and ERFB-BB (maximum range 39 km, exceeding 40 km with new M05 projectile) with enhanced terminal efficiency. Weapon output performance same as of the most current 152 mm and 155 mm towed artillery systems.

 

Main technical characteristics

 Weapon dimensions in travelling position, mm

  •  length: 11170
  • height: 2650
  • width: 2400
  • clearance: 400
  • Height of the line of fire: 1380 mm

Weight of the weapon, kg

  • combat position: 7680
  • travelling position: 8428
  • recoil parts, kg: 2930
  • elevation parts, kg: 3860

Field of action, degrees

  • in elevation: - 2.5 to 45
  • in azimuth: 50

Number of crew members: 8 + 1

Max. rate of fire, rounds/min: 5

Normal rate of fire, rounds/min 3

Maximum range:

-39 000 m (using ERFB-BB projectile)

-30 300 m (using ERFB projectile)

 

Using 152 mm M05 new projectile of ERFB-BB type, ranges over 40 km  can be achieved