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155-mm Monarc (modular naval artillery concept)

Country of Origin: Germany


The modular naval artillery concept (Monarc), entailed mounting the turret and main armament of the PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzer, an advanced 155-mm artillery system, to the deck of a warship. Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) was the lead company for the concept

A flexible mounting was used rather than the conventional rigid fixture for the turret. This was expected to keep the impact of residual acceleration on the structure of the ship during firing at an acceptable level....

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