British Army on the move Part 6 – Tankfest 2016.

Another great Tankfest weekend.

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AS90 – 155mm self-propelled gun.

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AS90 equips three field regiments of the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Artillery.

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155mm self-propelled gun.

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An automated loading system enables the gun to fire with a burst rate of three rounds in fewer than ten seconds.

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Two AS90s are able to deliver 261 kilograms of High Explosive onto a single target in less than ten seconds.

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It has an intense rate of six rounds a minute for three minutes.

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It has a sustained rate of fire of two rounds per minute.

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The gun is equipped with a recoil and hydrogen suspension system, which allows the turret to traverse and fire through a full 360 degrees.

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Powered by a Cummins V8 diesel powered engine.

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Hydropneumatic suspension.

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Speed of 53 kph

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Weighs 45 tons

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Secondary armament of a 7.62mm L7 GPMG.

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Operational range of 420 kilometres.

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Demonstration of the recovery of an AS90 by CRARRV – Challenger Armoured  Recovery & Repair Vehicle.

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Demonstration of the recovery of an AS90 by CRARRV – Challenger Armoured Recovery & Repair Vehicle.

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A Stormer vehicle, part of the CVR(T) family.

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This one carries the Starstreak High Velocity Missile system.

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Stormer carries eight rounds of Starstreak Missiles ready to fire, with a further twelve missiles carried inside the hull.

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Stormer is fitted with a roof mounted Air Defence Alerting Device, ADAD.

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The ADAD’s infrared scanner and processor provide target detection and prioritisation, and the system automatically slews the weapon to sight on to the target.

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The missiles travels at more than three times the speed of sound.

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The missile uses a system of three dart-like projectiles, allowing multiple hits on the target.

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The HMV can also be fired from the shoulder or a lightweight multiple launcher as well as the Stormer.

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Photos and Post copyrighted to Harvey Black

British Army on the Move  2- Tankfest 2016.

Another great Tankfest weekend.  Two pieces of kit used by the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) and Royal Engineers (RE)

British Army CRARRV (REME) – Challenger Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle (Front dozer blade, powerful winch and Atlas hydraulically operated crane.

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British Army Titan (RE) – Can span 24 metre wide obstacle with a capacity of 70 tonnes. Can also be fitted with a earth moving bulldozer attachment or mine plough. It can also tow the PYTHON explosive hose to clear minefields. 

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Photos and Post copyrighted to Harvey Black