Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Singapura Made LWSPH


The LWSPH was certified for air-transportation by C-130 aircraft, CH-53 and CH-47 helicopters.
The LWSPH has a maximum speed of 80 km/h, cruising range of 600 km and a slope-climbing capability of 60%. It is also designed for unparalleled battlefield survivability with its ability to shoot and scoot. A quick dash across 500 m takes less than a minute. Emplacement and displacement, which requires only three men, also takes less than a minute.

The LWSPH program, a 7 ton system utilizing a 39 Cal 155 gun mounted on a light, air transportable chassis which can be delivered by C-130 aircraft and heavy lift helicopters. The system is powered by a turbocharged intercooled diesel engine, and mounted on a lightweight chassis for rapid deployment. The gun can utilize standard projectiles to a range of 19km or extended range ERFB munitions firing 2 - 6 rounds per minute to a maximum range of up to 30km.



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