Dismiss Notice
Welcome to IDF- Indian Defence Forum , register for free to join this friendly community of defence enthusiastic from around the world. Make your opinion heard and appreciated.

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

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2016
    Messages:
    507
    Likes Received:
    486
    Country Flag:
    India
    Barrel length
     
  2. Ved Mishra

    Ved Mishra Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2011
    Messages:
    935
    Likes Received:
    227
    Then why two types? Just to keep OFB viable!!
     
  3. vstol jockey

    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Messages:
    13,500
    Likes Received:
    14,949
    Country Flag:
    India
    Difference in range. 52 calibre gun allows the shell to achieve a higher velocity and results in longer range.
     
    Abingdonboy likes this.
  4. Ved Mishra

    Ved Mishra Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2011
    Messages:
    935
    Likes Received:
    227
    Still is two different calibres really required? Is it economical to maintain two different types? Can't understand the requirements for both types.
     
  5. Aqwoyk

    Aqwoyk Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2016
    Messages:
    507
    Likes Received:
    486
    Country Flag:
    India
  6. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2016
    Messages:
    2,592
    Likes Received:
    4,853
    Country Flag:
    India
    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.
     
    Rain Man, Sathya, Abingdonboy and 2 others like this.
  7. bharathp

    bharathp Developers Guild Developers -IT and R&D

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2016
    Messages:
    705
    Likes Received:
    1,309
    Country Flag:
    India
    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.
     
    Abingdonboy and Inactive like this.
  8. Aqwoyk

    Aqwoyk Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2016
    Messages:
    507
    Likes Received:
    486
    Country Flag:
    India
  9. GuardianRED

    GuardianRED Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2016
    Messages:
    962
    Likes Received:
    1,469
    Country Flag:
    India
    Aqwoyk likes this.
  10. Schwifty

    Schwifty 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2016
    Messages:
    254
    Likes Received:
    461
    Country Flag:
    India
  11. Robinhood Pandey

    Robinhood Pandey SECOND IN COMMAND Staff Member SECTION CHIEF

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2016
    Messages:
    564
    Likes Received:
    1,522
    Country Flag:
    India
  12. AbRaj

    AbRaj Captain FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2016
    Messages:
    1,709
    Likes Received:
    1,961
    Country Flag:
    India
     
  13. GuardianRED

    GuardianRED Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2016
    Messages:
    962
    Likes Received:
    1,469
    Country Flag:
    India
    :p True

    Still I'm impressed by the works they are doing on the EFP!!!
     
    Robinhood Pandey likes this.
  14. Ved Mishra

    Ved Mishra Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2011
    Messages:
    935
    Likes Received:
    227
    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.
     
    GSLV Mk III likes this.
  15. stephen cohen

    stephen cohen Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2016
    Messages:
    804
    Likes Received:
    1,029
    Country Flag:
    India
    What is EFP
     

Share This Page