105 mm Indian Field Gun

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105 mm Indian Field Gun
Type Howitzer
Place of origin India
Service history
Used by India
Production history
Designer ARDE
Designed 1972
Manufacturer Ordnance Factory Board
Produced 1972
Specifications
Weight 3400 kg
Length 5.94 m (19 ft 6 in)
Barrel length 2.31 m (7 ft 7 in) L/22
Width 2.21 m (7 ft 3 in)
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)

Shell 105x372R
Caliber 105 mm (4.1 in)
Breech horizontal block
Recoil hydropneumatic, constant, 42 in (110 cm)
Carriage split trail
Elevation -5° to +73°
Traverse 30° Left & Right
Muzzle velocity 475 m/s (1,560 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 17,200 m (10.7 mi)

The 105 mm Indian Field Gun was designed by the Armament Research and Development Establishment, or ARDE, in 1972.[1] It is a towed variant of the British L13 105mm howitzer as mounted on the FV433 Abbot.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shukla, Ajai (June 29, 2010). "155-mm gun contract: DRDO enters the fray". Business Standard. New Delhi, India. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  2. ^ Kinard, Jeff. Artillery: An Illustrated History of Its Impact (2007 ed.). ABC-CLIO Publishers. pp. 301–302. ISBN 978-1-85109-561-2.