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LAV-III Stryker T7 Stryker 105 mm self-propelled howitzer
 
 
LAV III Stryker T7 105 mm self-propelled howitzer technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence pictures photos images identification South Africa African defence industry military technology Denel artillery
 
Description 
The LAV-III Stryker 105 mm Self-Propelled (SP) Howitzer is based on the unique 105 mm Towed Gun Howitzer ballistic system as developed by Denel, packaged in an integrated and lightweight turret system. The development the 105mm LAV III Light Self-Propelled Howitzer (LSPH) has taken another leap forward with the certification of the system as safe for manned firing tests. To date, the system has been remotely fired. The LSPH is a joint project between General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), Denel Land Systems (DLS) and Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM). Work on the development resumed last year after the cancellation of the US Army’s NLOS-C (non-line-of-sight, i.e indirect fire, cannon) programme the year before. DLS in a statement say the LSPH during the week of July 4 fired high explosive projectiles at a maximum range of 31km from a manned turret at Armscor's Alkantpan Test range in the Northern Cape.
 
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Technical Data 
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Armament
The T7 turret can be integrated with a vehicle or platform that can accommodate a slewing bearing diameter of 2210 mm and a trunnion recoil transfer force of 25 metric tons. The T7 turret as fitted to a LAV III is transportable by a C-130 additionally the turret layout allows for crew egress/ingress through the vehicle's crew volume to assist access during C-130 RO-RO handling and operations. The T7 design is the culmination of the Denel's technical capabilities established both in turreted infantry / artillery systems and artillery ballistic developments in the preceding years. The ammuntion handling system is a positive chain type rammer controlled from the integrated Loader Control Panel. This system enables fully automatic ramming of both the projectile and charge. Manual loading of the system provides for redundancy.
Design and protection
The 105mm LSPH demonstrator has a crew of three (driver, commander/gunner and loader). As the system fires off its wheels (no outriggers necessary), it provides for faster in- and out of action times than comparable systems. The basic armor of the LAV III ,covering the Standardization Agreement STANAG 4569 level III ,which provides a all-round protection against 7.62x51mm NATO small calibre rounds. A ceramic appliqué armor (MEXAS) can be added, which protects against 14.5x114mm heavy calibre rounds from 500 meters.
Propulsion
The LAV T7 105 mm probably uses the same motorization as standard LAV III APC. The LAV III is powered by a Caterpillar 3126 diesel engine developing 350 horsepower, and can reach speeds of 100 kilometres per hour. The LAV IIII is fitted with 8x8 drive and also equipped with a central tire inflation system, which allows it to adjust to different terrain, including off-road. The LAV III is fitted with a modern anti-locking brake system (ABS) and a traction control system (TCS).
Accessories
The Commander station is equipped a Fire Directing System (FDS) integrating a Honeywell TALIN (Tactical Advanced Land Inertial Navigator) and which interfaces to the Gun Control Unit (GCU) that provides for automatic gun laying through hydraulic elevation / traverse drives giving a consistency (range) of .36% and a consistancy (deflection) of 2 mil and enhances rapid target engagement.
 
Specifications
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Armament
105 mm gun
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Country users
Prototype
Designer Country
South Africa
Accessories
Fire Directing System FDS, Gun Control Unit (GCU),
Crew
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Armor
Protection against 7.62x51mm NATO. STANAG 4569 Level III
Weight
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Speed
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Range
? km maximum road range
Dimensions
Length, ? m; Width, ? m; Height, ? m
 
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LAV III Stryker T7 105 mm self-propelled howitzer technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence pictures photos images identification South Africa African defence industry military technology Denel artillery
LAV III Stryker T7 105 mm self-propelled howitzer technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence pictures photos images identification South Africa African defence industry military technology Denel artillery
   
LAV III Stryker T7 105 mm self-propelled howitzer technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence pictures photos images identification South Africa African defence industry military technology Denel artillery LAV III Stryker T7 105 mm self-propelled howitzer technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence pictures photos images identification South Africa African defence industry military technology Denel artillery
 
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