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AS90 self-propelled gun

AS90 guns at a firing demonstration.The AS90 is a 155mm self-propelled gun that equips three field regiments of the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Artillery.

The AS90 is fitted with a 155mm, 39-calibre gun barrel. In trials, two AS90 guns were able to deliver a total payload of 261kg on to a single target in less than ten seconds.

An automated loading system enables the gun to fire with a burst rate of three rounds in fewer than ten seconds, an intense rate of six rounds a minute for three minutes and a sustained rate of two rounds a minute.

The gun is equipped with a recoil and hydrogas suspension system, which allows the turret to traverse and fire through a full 360°.

Crew: 5
Length: 9.07m
Height to turret: 2.49m
Width: 3.5m
Main armament: 1 x L31 36-calibre ordnance
Ammunition carried: 48 x 155mm rounds
Secondary armament: 1 x 7.62 GPMG on turret for air defence
Engine: Cummins VTA903T turbocharged V8 660 bhp diesel

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