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AS-90

 

The British 155mm self-propelled howitzer AS-90

 

AS90 101

AS-90. Photo : British Army

 

     The AS-90 is a British self-propelled howitzer. It was developed in the 1980s by the VSEL, Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Limited, (now BAE Systems). The AS-90 entered service in 1992.



Variants

AS-90 – entered service in 1992
AS-90 Braveheard – Replaced the L39 gun with L52 gun.
Krab – Licensed AS-90 Braveheard turret on a Korean K9 Thunder chassis for the Polish Armed Forces.


Armament

Gun : 155 mm L39 / L52
Machine gun : 7.62 mm
Range AS-90 : 24.7 km / 30 km assisted projectiles
Range AS-90 Braveheard : 30 km / 40 km assisted projectiles


Rate of fire

Burst : 3 rounds in 10 seconds
Intense : 6 rounds per minute for 3 minutes
Sustained : 2 rounds per minute for 60 minutes


Specifications

Crew : 5
Powertrain : Cummins VTA 903T V8 diesel, 660 ch
Speed : 56 km/h
Weight : 45 t


Dimensions

Length : 7.20 m
Length with barrel : 9.07 m
Width : 3.50 m
Height : 2.49 m
Height max : 3.00 m
Elevation : -5°/+70°

 

British Army artillery regiment conducts live-fire exercise at Gragenwoehr

AS-90. Photo Credit : 7th Army JMTC

 

British Army artillery regiment conducts live-fire exercise at Gragenwoehr

AS-90. Photo : 7th Army JMTC

 

Iraqi Freedom

AS-90 in Basra, Iraq. Photo : J Roth-Cameron / US Army

 

AS-90 Direct Fire 101

AS-90 direct fire. Photo: MoD UK

 

 

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