User trials of indigenous artillery gun today at Pokhran

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    User trials of indigenous artillery gun today at Pokhran

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    In another big boost to the Indian Army's artillery modernisation programme, the first home-built artillery gun will undergo its first user trials today at Pokhran, Rajasthan.

    This gun is being manufactured by the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) on the basis of the design transferred by the Bofors in 1986. The designs have since then been gathering dust owing to the taint on these Swedish gun.

    However, as the repeated efforts of the Indian Army hit a naught, the force along with the OFB decided to manufacture the gun at home.

    The indigenous gun will be upgraded version of the Bofors. So far the OFB is refusing to call it a Bofors gun. In any case the Indian Army has already placed an order of 114 guns.
     
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    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    is this 155mm or 105mm?
     
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    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    but i am sure, this guns will pass the test with flying colors
     
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    It's an upgraded version of the 155mm Bofors gun.
     
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    IS this a 39 caliber gun or a 45 caliber gun?
     
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    52. the upgraded version of the 155 mm bofor gun by ofb is of 52 caliber. its range is 70 kms against 40 km range of parent system.
    moreover one thing is not clear that this prog involves changes in the existent guns just like aircraft upgradation or its involves new guns manufactured by the ofb
     
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    They will manufacture new guns.
     
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    It's going to be 45 Calibres not 52.52 Calibre Upgraded variant is still being developed by DRDO.
     
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    HT reports its barrel is replaced by 52 calibre barrel and rest its the same gun.
     
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    the HT reports the gun to be of 45 caliber. they didnt mentioned it to be of 39 mm anywhere. i think its either mistake by newspaper or atleast the gun to be tested is 45 caliber if not 52
     
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    Upgraded OFB FH-77B 45 Cal

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    39 cal is the original gun we got back in the 80's.
    Now BAE offers 52 Calibre FH-77B05 L52.
     
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    i think the gun currently being tested is probably 45 caliber then. but 52 caliber gun is also around
     
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    The second picture on the top ,is from punj loydd which has proposed in collaboration with some foreign company.
     
  18. shubhamsaikia

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    can somebody in brief summarize what all guns are we looking to purchase and replace ?
     
  19. Saumyasupraik

    Saumyasupraik Regular Member

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    Purchase

    Interim
    OFB FH-77B 45 Cal
    Upgraded M-46

    105mm LFG

    Artillery Rationalisation Program
    155mm L52 Towed (1058)
    155mm L52 Wheeled SPH (180)
    155mm L52 Tracked SPH (100)

    155mm L39 ULH - Bought(M777)

    Replacement
    Almost all older artillery to be replaced by 155mm howitzers
     
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    so in short our entire inventory is going to be of 155 mm..?
     
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    Not really. Nearly 700 LFGs will be kept for the mountain divisions.
     

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