ATMOS 2000 155mm Elbit Systems

155mm 6x6 8x8 wheeled truck-mounted self-propelled howitzer - Israel

ATMOS 2000 155mm 6x6 truck mounted wheeled self propelled howitzer Elbit Systems Israel 925 001

Description

The ATMOS 2000 is a 155mm truck-mounted wheeled self-propelled howitzer that was designed by the Israeli company SOLTAM Systems. The first information about the vehicle was released in 2001. It is an enhanced version of the standard ATMOS. ATMOS 2000 has been developed by Soltam Systems as a private venture. It is aimed mainly at the export market, although it has already been demonstrated to the Israel Defence Force. The ATMOS 2000 is now manufactured and marketed by the Israeli company Elbit Systems. The development of the ATMOS 2000 was based on a 155mm 52 caliber cannon mounted on 6x6 Tatra truck chassis, built under license in India. The artillery system was also developed with other armament solutions including Russia M-46 130mm gun, D-30 122mm cannon, and also 155mm 39, 45, and 52 caliber barrels. Elbit Systems has also developed different variants using other truck chassis in 6x6 and 8x8 configurations. The ATMOS is now in service with several countries including Azerbaijan, Botswana, Cameroon, the Philippines, Thailand, Uganda, and Zambia. There is also a Romanian version, called ATROM that uses the same 155mm Soltam gun on a locally developed ROMAN 26.360 DFAEG 6x6 truck chassis. This project was put on hold after three prototypes were built. Poland has also developed the Kryl 155mm howitzer, using a domestically made version of the ATMOS 2000 mounted on a Polish-made 6x6 Jelcz 663.32 truck chassis.

ATMOS 2000 wheeled howitzer variants:

- ATMOS 2000 D-30: Russian D-30 122m towed mounted on Tatra 8x8 truck chassis
- ATMOS 2000 M-46: armed with a Soviet-made M-46 130mm towed gun mounted on a 6x6 Tatra truck chassis with armored cabin.
- Other trucks in 6x6 or 8x8 configuration with either 152mm or 155mm ATMOS guns are available, based on customer requirements.


Technical Data

Weapon Systems
Main Armament:  155 mm/52, 39, 45 calibers, D-30 122mm and M-46 130mm
Ammunition:  27 projectiles and charges. Fires all types of NATO-compatible 155mm ammunition
Loading system:  Semi-automatic loading system
Firing Range:  30 to 41 km
Second Armament
Machine gun: A remotely-operated or ring-mounted weapon station can be mounted on the crew cab armed with one 7.62 or 12.7mm machine gun
Ammunition:  NA
Smoke Equipment:  NA
Other:  NA
Design and Protection
Layout: ATMOS 2000 can be mounted on 6x6 or 8x8 military chassis, with a crew cab at the front and artillery weapon system mounted at the rear 
Vehicle Configuration: ATMOS 2000 has a double doors crew cab mounted at the front of the truck chassis. 
Standard Armor: Protection against the firing of small arms 7.62mm caliber and artillery shell splinters
Add-On Armor:  N/A
Mobility
Engine:  V-12 diesel engine developing 315 hp. at 2,200rpm
Transmission:  NA
Suspension:  6x6 configuration, but the ATMOS weapon system can be also mounted on 8x8 truck chassis
Speed:  80 km/h
Cruising Range:  1,000 km
Mobility Capabilities 
Fording Depth:  1.4 m
Vertical obstacle:  0.6 m
Trench:  0.9 m
Gradient:  60%
Side Slope:  30%
Amphibious:  No
Features
Fire Control:  Computerized Advanced Fire and Control System (AFCS)
Night Combat  Direct firing day and night
Combat deployment  First round within 30 seconds - Indirect fring capability – 8 rounds per minute
Rate of Fire:  6 rounds in less than 110 seconds - Shoot and Scout
Communication Systems:  Fully compatible with customer's existing C4I system
Other: Navigation and aiming systems and ballistic computation system.
ATMOS 2000 155mm 6x6 truck mounted wheeled self propelled howitzer Elbit Systems Israel details 925 001

Specifications

Type Crew
Truck-mounted wheeled self-propelled howitzer Operational by 2-6 crewmembers,
Service Since Company Producer
2001 Elbit Systems
Weapons Traverse Weapons Elevation
25º left and right + 70°
Dimensions (52 caliber version) Weight
Length: 9.5 m;Width: ;Height: 23,000 kg
Country producer Countries user
Israel Azerbaijan, Botswana, Cameroon, the Philippines, Thailand, Uganda, and Zambia

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