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FH70 howitzers of 155 mm caliber are already destroying Rashists on the front line – APU

About it informs Operational Command West on Facebook.

“Trailed self-propelled howitzers FH70 155-mm caliber are already destroying the enemy on the front lines. Thanks to the semi-automatic shell loader, a trained crew can fire up to 6 rounds per minute, almost every 10 seconds.

As explained in OK “South”, the FH70 howitzers have their own Volkswagen engine with a capacity of 1700 cubic meters. cm, which feeds the hydraulics of the gun when it is transferred to a combat state or collapsed. In addition, this engine allows the FH70 to move independently without a tractor for a range of up to 20 km at low speed. That is, the FH70 is a trailed, but still self-propelled howitzer.

May 13 Italian edition of La Repubblica reported that the Italian government, as part of the third package of military assistance, is going to transfer FH70 howitzers to Ukraine.

The FH70 is a self-propelled howitzer that has been developed by the UK and Germany since 1969, and later Italy joined the ranks of the developers. The project was supposed to replace the American 155 mm howitzer M114. In 1976, the howitzer was put into service.

The howitzer consists of several parts: the artillery part itself, a cradle with a recoil device and a mechanism for loading shells. The semi-automatic loading system works at any angle of elevation of the gun barrel and consists of a loading tray that supplies the projectile to the breech.

FH70 weighs 8-9 tons. Barrel length – 39 calibers. The maximum range of destruction is 24-30 km, depending on the type of artillery shells. The howitzer’s attendant is eight people. The howitzer is in service with the armies of Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Japan, Estonia, Norway, the Netherlands and a number of other countries.

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