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155-mm AS90 self-propelled howitzer

Country of Origin: Britain


The 155-mm AS90 self-propelled howitzer is the standard tracked artillery piece of the British army. It replaced the 105-mm Abbot gun and the 155-mm M109 howitzer.

In its original configuration, the AS90 is a 39-caliber nuclear-capable howitzer equipped with an autoloader and an automatic navigation and laying system. It was also designed to accept a 52-caliber gun without extensive modifications to the vehicle (see "Variants" below). The AS90's potential to fire a 52-caliber gun...

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