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User trials of indigenous artillery gun today at Pokhran.

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  1. ColdPlay

    ColdPlay Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    User trials of indigenous artillery gun today at Pokhran.

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    In another big boost to the Indian Army's artillery modernisation programme, the first home-built artillery gun will undergo its first user trials today at Pokhran, Rajasthan.

    This gun is being manufactured by the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) on the basis of the design transferred by the Bofors in 1986. The designs have since then been gathering dust owing to the taint on these Swedish gun.

    However, as the repeated efforts of the Indian Army hit a naught, the force along with the OFB decided to manufacture the gun at home.

    The indigenous gun will be upgraded version of the Bofors. So far the OFB is refusing to call it a Bofors gun. In any case the Indian Army has already placed an order of 114 guns.
     
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    d14gtc Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    lets hope for the best :coffee:
     
  3. Skull and Bones

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    Finally things moving into order, hope this trials are successful.
     
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    Finally we come to right path. Maybe we have 200 guns in five years- 100 indegenious and 100 foreign.
     
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    This test is important for Army. I wish them very best of lucK.
     
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    kaku Major Technical Analyst

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    BTW, you have any source of this information?
     
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    Hmm...145 M777s and 114 indigenous guns = 259 brand new howitzers:smile:

    Should fasttrack procurement of those towed artillery as well, I think the BAE offering would win that
    tender.

    Army should really get 1000 new howitzers by 2020.
     
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    User Trials Of Indigenous Artillery Gun Today At Pokhran

    In another big boost to the Indian Army's artillery modernisation programme, the first home-built artillery gun will undergo its first user trials today at Pokhran, Rajasthan.

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    This gun is being manufactured by the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) on the basis of the design transferred by the Bofors in 1986. The designs have since then been gathering dust owing to the taint on these Swedish gun.

    However, as the repeated efforts of the Indian Army hit a naught, the force along with the OFB decided to manufacture the gun at home.

    The indigenous gun will be upgraded version of the Bofors. So far the OFB is refusing to call it a Bofors gun. In any case the Indian Army has already placed an order of 114 guns.
     
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    Sanjeeb Bose Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    Re: User Trials Of Indigenous Artillery Gun Today At Pokhran

    Great News Indeed! Is it a 39 or 45 caliber gun? What are the updates OFB has put on it?
     
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    Re: User Trials Of Indigenous Artillery Gun Today At Pokhran

    If i am not mistaken its a 155mm
     
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    Re: User Trials Of Indigenous Artillery Gun Today At Pokhran

    Probably another 20 years for induction!! Now the Army will find out faults and if they are not able to find one a part or two might also be removed so as to render the gun's ineffective!!:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Re: User Trials Of Indigenous Artillery Gun Today At Pokhran


    err its the barrel length he is talking about....the bofors we have now is 39cal , we were hearing that the upgraded version wud be 45cal (and eventually even 52 cal down the line)

    bore * cal = tot barrel length in mm.....a 52 cal is about 2 meters !! longer than 39 cal version which helps it in getting more range...
     
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    Re: User Trials Of Indigenous Artillery Gun Today At Pokhran

    Longer barrel means greater range and accuracy right ?
     
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    Re: User Trials Of Indigenous Artillery Gun Today At Pokhran

    This one is 155mm 52 cal gun !! 5 more Prototypes will be produced for user trials
     
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    Re: User Trials Of Indigenous Artillery Gun Today At Pokhran

    yeah,longer the barrel more the speed,more the range and greater the accuracy
     
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