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AU 50 Self-propelled 105mm howitzer

AU 50 Self-propelled 105mm howitzerThe prototype is commissioned in 1949 and completed the same year. The development and experimentation will last until 1955, year of release of the first series models. The AMX-13 was the first self propelled artillery offers a total protection to be built in series; at the same time, it received the first modern 105mm gun developed since the Second World war in Western countries.

Origin France
AMX 13 chassis
Length 5.70 m.
width 2.65 m.
height 2,70 m.
Mass 16.5 T
Max speed 60 km / h
Autonomy 350 km
Caliber 105mm
Initial velocity 570m / s
shell Mass 16kg
Range 14 200m
Firing rate 6 cps / min
In bunker 56 rounds including 2 OCC
Crew 5 men
Entered service in 1950, was removed by 1985
337 copies delivered.

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