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155-mm Rascal light self-propelled howitzer

Country of Origin: Israel

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Soltam's Rascal light self-propelled 155-mm howitzer was designed for high mobility, long range and high speed; it was intended for use with rapid-reaction forces. It was not acquired.

The 155-mm gun could be either 39- or 45-caliber; the wheeled variant, the ATMOS 2000 (see separate record), was available in a 52-caliber version. The weapon's small size and weight made it readily transportable. This avoided the need for tank transporters, making it easier to deploy in areas where...

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