AM General unveils new 105mm lightweight self-propelled howitzer based on M1152A1 Humvee 10310163

 
 
AUSA 2016
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Association of U.S. Army
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3 - 5 October 2016
Washington D.C., United States
 
AM General at AUSA 2016
 
 
AM General unveils new 105mm lightweight self-propelled howitzer based on 1152A1 Humvee
The American Company AM General unveils new 105mm lightweight self-propelled howitzer called HMMWV/Hawkeye at AUSA 2016, the Association of United States Army Exhibition and Conference which takes place in Washington D.C. from the 3 to 5 October 2016.
     
The American Company AM General unveils new light 105mm self-propelled howitzer called HMMWV/Hawkeye at AUSA 2016, the Association of United States Army Exhibition and Conference which takes place in Washington D.C. from the 3 to 5 October 2016. New AM General 105mm lightweight self-propelled howitzer at at AUSA 2016, Association of United States Army Exhibition and Conference, in Washington D.C., United States.
     
The HMMWV/Hawkeye Howitzer System incorporates advances in protection, payload, suspensions and life-cycle sustainment – at an affordable price to meet the unique expeditionary requirements of global customers. It exemplifies the steady evolution of the HMMWV based on customer feedback, battlefield experiences, and innovation.

The new AM General Hawkeye is based on a M1152A1 Humvee with a crew cab at the front and cargo platform at the rear fitted a 105 mm howitzer . The 105 mm cannon uses an hybrid soft recoil technology allows weapon to be paired with AM General HMMWV.
 

The 105mm cannon is fitted on a circular platform offering the possibility to fire on 360° with a range of 11,500 m with standard ammunition and 16,000 m with extended range artillery ammunition. It can be also used for direct fire with a maximum range of 2,000 m.

This artillery system uses a digital fire control system including a digital camera for direct fire. The howitzer is electronically controlled for elevation and azimuth which works with the digital fire control system.

In firing position two hydraulic jacks are lowered on the ground at the front of the vehicle and two large spades at the rear. A total of 4 to 6 ammunitions can be carried on the vehicle. To increase the number of ammunition another Humvee in cargo variant can be used as to carried additional ammunition.

The HMMWV/Hawkeye Howitzer 105mm howitzer can be ready to fire in less than 2 minutes with a total crew of 4 people.
     
The American Company AM General unveils new light 105mm self-propelled howitzer called HMMWV/Hawkeye at AUSA 2016, the Association of United States Army Exhibition and Conference which takes place in Washington D.C. from the 3 to 5 October 2016.
 

 

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