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NORA B-52K1 155mm/52caliber 8x8 self-propelled howitzer
 
 
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Nora B-52K1 155mm 52 caliber 8x8 self-propelled howitzer technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence pictures photos images identification YugoImport Serbia Serbian defence industry army military technology
 
Description

The NORA B-52K1 is a 155mm 52 caliber self-propelled howitzer designed and developed by the Serbian Defence Company YugoImport. The NORA-B52 K1 truck-mounted artillery system is upgraded version of basic weapon NORA-B52 KE. This artillery vehicle is is fully integrated into AFCCS (Artillery Fire Command and Control System) for battlefield observation, target acquisition, data transfer, ballistic computation and fire command instructions transfer. The NORA B-52K1 I can be ready to fire the first round in less than 60 sec and leave its firing position in the same time. The gun system is able to fire at a maximum rate of fire of 4 rounds/min.

 
Variants
- NORA B-52: First variant of NORA 155mm truck howitzer series. No armour cabin for the crew. The 155 mm/45 mm calibre ordnance is mounted on a turntable at the very rear of the chassis with a shield.
 
Contact YugoImport
 

Yugoimport
Bulevar umetnosti 2
Beograd 11150
Serbia
Tel: (+381 11) 222 4444
Fax: (+381 11) 222 4599
Email: fds(at)eunet.rs, office(at)yugoimport.com
Website: www.yugoimport.com
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Technical Data
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Armament

The main armament of NORA B-52K1 consist s of a 155 mm barrel length of 52 calibres, fitted with semi automatic breech block, automatic loader and an advanced solution of powder chamber self-opturating system. Automatic loader consists of two cassettes containing 12 projectiles and 12 propellant charges, projectile and charge feeder and chain rammer controlled by PLC thus increasing firing rate and minimizing crew effort. Loader can be refilled from the container on the deck of the vehicle. Container has 8 removable cassettes each containing 6 housings (4 in the middle for storage of projectiles and 2+2 on the left and right side for propellant charges). This makes total combat set 36 rounds.Gun-ammunition system is fully compatible with 155mm NATO Agreement requirements. During transport/travelling of the weapon, its armament is turned forward, above the vehicle cabin, with the barrel being fixed by barrel holder. To provide a more stable firing platform, four hydraulic stabilisers are lowered to the ground by remote control, on either side of the chassis and two at the rear. To increase the self-protection of the vehicle, a 7.62 mm or 12.7 mm can be mounted at the top of the crew cabin. The NORA B-52K1 can fire at a maximum range of 41.2 km with a full range of ammunitions as HE ERFB-BB, ERFB-BT, standard 155mm M107 or laser beam guided projectile. Two smoke grenade dischargers are mounted on each side at the front of the crew cabin.

Design
The NORA B-52K1 155mm howitzer is based on a Serbian-made wheeled truck chassis with armour cabin and crew compartment mounted at the rear of the chassis. An ammunition compartment is available at the rear of the crew cabin. Redesigned and reinforced cabin meets requests for armouring and provision basics for ballistic protection.
Mobility
The NORA B-52K1 uses an high mobility 8x8 truck chassis which provides better mobility both on road and off-road. The truck is able to reach a maximum road speed of 80 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 750 km.
Accessories
The Nora-B-52K1 is equipped witha Fire Control System (FCS) with hardware and software improvements providing better battlefield navigation , gun barrel laying in traverse and elevation and fully automatic firing data calculation.
 
Specifications
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Armament
Truck mounted artillery howitzer 155mm
Country users
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Designer Company
Yugoimport
Truck
Serbian-made 8x8 armoured truck
Crew
5
Rate of fire
4 rds/min
Firing range
up to 41.2 km maximum
Truck weight
28,500 kg combat weight
Truck speed
90 km/h
Dimensions
Lenght: 10.64 m; Width: 2.66 m; Height: 3.72 m
 
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Nora B-52K1 155mm 52 caliber 8x8 self-propelled howitzer technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence pictures photos images identification YugoImport Serbia Serbian defence industry army military technology
 
Nora B-52K1 155mm 52 caliber 8x8 self-propelled howitzer technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence pictures photos images identification YugoImport Serbia Serbian defence industry army military technology
Nora B-52K1 155mm 52 caliber 8x8 self-propelled howitzer technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence pictures photos images identification YugoImport Serbia Serbian defence industry army military technology
   
Nora B-52K1 155mm 52 caliber 8x8 self-propelled howitzer technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence pictures photos images identification YugoImport Serbia Serbian defence industry army military technology
Nora B-52K1 155mm 52 caliber 8x8 self-propelled howitzer technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence pictures photos images identification YugoImport Serbia Serbian defence industry army military technology
 
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