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155mm/52cal ATAGS Howitzer Successfully Tested

Discussion in 'Indian Defence Industry' started by Chanakya's_Chant, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. Aqwoyk

    Aqwoyk Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Barrel length
     
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    Ved Mishra Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Then why two types? Just to keep OFB viable!!
     
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    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Difference in range. 52 calibre gun allows the shell to achieve a higher velocity and results in longer range.
     
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    Ved Mishra Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Still is two different calibres really required? Is it economical to maintain two different types? Can't understand the requirements for both types.
     
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    1] Dhanush 155/45 is under production. 114 on order.

    2] Dhanush 155/52 Trails / Testing complete/in advanced stage , an order for 300 will be placed.

    3] ATAGS has just started trails, by the time Army Accepts it after there user Trails , OFB would have delivered 70% of their contract .

    The 155/45 Dhanush is being procured [114 in numbers ] as a stop gap untill 155/52 of OFB and then ATAGS enter production.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    bharathp Developers Guild IDF NewBie

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    I was about to write this. Basically 155/45 is very close to bofors deign. since this is ready and tested, its being produced to fill in for the army's immediate needs while the advanced version of 155/52 is being developed and tested.

    the same course for LCA too.. incorporate the existing tech in numbers while we wait for better versions.
     
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    :p True

    Still I'm impressed by the works they are doing on the EFP!!!
     
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    Kalyani, Tata, DRDO should also jointly develop mounted gun system 155mm 52 cal. With expertise now gained in this towed 155 mm 52 caliber it will be easy for them to design develop and produce MGS.
     
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    What is EFP
     

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