DRDO 155mm Artillery Program

Discussion in 'Indian Army' started by H.A., Jul 10, 2012.

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Can DRDO design Artillery able to pass into mass production?

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  2. Nope

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  1. Hari Sud

    Hari Sud Senior Member Senior Member

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    Old news, it does not belong in a new thread
     
  2. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    The thread purpose to monitor DRDO`s ARDE 155mm Project..

     
  3. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Poll added, User have Multiple Choice..
     
  4. Shaitan

    Shaitan Zandu balm all day Senior Member

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    I sure hope so. An eventually improve and evolve the design.
     
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  5. The Fox

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    I guess if all goes well in another 15 years we shall have something similar to Nlos cannon with us.......................
     
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    sasi Senior Member Senior Member

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    Kunal sir,why is this thread in this section ? It has to be in Army or Defence & Strategic Issues section !
     
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    sasi Senior Member Senior Member

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    DRDO, Army working on futuristic artillery gun - India - IBNLive
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    DRDO, Army working on futuristic artillery gun
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    proposing to introduce into this gun, for example a special coating for the barrel to enhance its life, the smart recoil system with rheological fluid or an electrical drive to elevate and traverse the gun.
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    We want this gun !
     
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  8. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Technology Inputs :

    DRDO - � � Defence �Daily
     
  9. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Army Asks DRDO to Develop Indigenous Howitzers

    DRDO, Army working on futuristic artillery gun - India - IBNLive
     
  10. bengalraider

    bengalraider DFI Technocrat Stars and Ambassadors

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    Also in addition to what Kunal has already pointed out in the post above the OFB project was based upon the old BOFORS design acquired in the 80's with very little modifications. the DRDO gun is envisaged as an entirely new Product!
     
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  11. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Things about 155mm Guns of different calibers..

    We will take bofors FH-77 based guns for study :

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    This is bofors 155mm/52cal gun, Specifications below :

    Length of the barrel : 8.06 m (26 ft 5 in) L/52
    52cal gun with ordinary ammo:19 km
    52cal gun with Special ammo: 52-56,000 m (BB+RAP extended range)

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    This is bofors 155mm/45cal gun, Specifications below :

    Length of the barrel : 6.95 meters L/45
    45cal gun with ordinary ammo: 18 kms
    45cal gun with Special ammo: 41,600 m (Extended range full-bore-base)


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    This is bofors 155mm/39cal gun, Specifications below :

    Length of the barrel : 5.89 m (19 ft 4 in) L/39
    39cal gun with ordinary ammo: 24 km
    39cal gun with Special ammo: 30km


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    How to measure caliber :

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    From above :

    155 x 45 = 6.95 meters long barrel
    155 x 52 = 8.06 meters long barrel
    155 x 39 = 6.04 meters long barrel
     
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  12. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Longer the barrel>> Power the shot>> Powerful the shot>> longer the range >> harder it hits..
     
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    Kunal, the 39 calibre guns has more range with the ordinary Ammo than the 45 & 52 calibre guns. Is it because of using less heavier Ammo than the 45 cal & 52 Cal guns or is there something else.
     
  14. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Cant say, but with ordinary ammo ( M107 M107 projectile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ) 39cal guns have longer range than 45 & 52cal guns..
     
  15. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Its an error in Wiki, FH-77 use different HE shells which have range of 24-30kms..

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    Ordnance Factory Board


     
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  16. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Some Photos i took :

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    M107 made by OFB have range of 18-19kms, This is a universal round can be used on almost all 155mm arty guns..

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    This green one have range of 24km and fired from FH-77 specifically as its designed for FH-77`s chamber volume, they can withstand a bigger propellant force and acceleration compare to M107.
     
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    agentperry Senior Member Senior Member

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    well im not sure about drdo claims of better firepower and all because americans are far ahead with chip infused guidable artillery shells but yes they can produce it. even now the only gun that indian army is maximally depending upon is 105 mm indian field guns. though even at that time drdo produced 185 mm gun but was rejected because army planners didnt anticipated the requirement of that gun. so its not about will they be able to make it- because they already had proved themselves long back. the question is how and when? how better this gun will be in comparison to other similar system.

    another input is that with most of the gun manufacturers blacklisted i think army will go for many guns
     
  18. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    US is not ahead in towed arty and the thread about 155mm arty piece not the projectile..

    Read the article and compare with other top notch 155mm arty over the planet..

     
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    agentperry Senior Member Senior Member

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    well i can only compare with other system once i have it in front of me, i mean when its in reality and performing and we have tangible facts in front of us. till then we can only hope for the best.

    sure we are here talking about the gun and not the projectile but we can co relate to justify how much time we wasted and how far teh technology has gone ahead in short how much pending work drdo has to address
     
  20. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    There are few systems to compare with which one you are talking ?

    I think your answer in the articles itself..

     

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