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M712 Copperhead CLGP

Country of Origin: USA


The U.S. M712 Copperhead cannon-launched guided projectile (CLGP) was a highly accurate, laser-guided projectile fired from standard 155-mm howitzers. It was the first "smart" artillery round ever deployed and was designed to defeat armor and point targets at ranges of up to 6,560 yd (6,000 m).

The Copperhead was  a 155-mm, separate-loading, laser-guided high-explosive (HE) projectile. It was heavier and longer than the standard 155-mm projectile. The A4712 projectile consisted of...

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