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Deadly weapons with Indian Army

Lethal weapons and missiles with the Indian army artillery unit

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We all are aware of how vital is artillery unit for armed forces during the war as it provides support for the foot soldier by destroying the enemy. In this post, we will see the deadly weapons with the artillery unit of the Indian armed forces.

The Dhanush
  • It is a 155 mm towed howitzer used by the Indian Army.
  • The design based on the Bofors Haubits FH77 acquired in the 1980s by India.
Specifications
  • Length-45 Caliber
  • Crew-6-8
  • Caliber-155 mm
  • Breech-Screw type
  • Recoil-Electro-rheological/Magneto-rheological
  • Elevation- 3 to 70 degree
  • The rate of fire
  • Burst-3 rounds in 15sec
  • Intense-15 rounds in 3 minutes
  • Sustained– 60 rounds in 60 min
  • Maximum firing range-38 Km
  • Sights-Thermal sight. Gunners display
The M777A2 howitzer
  • M777A2  represents a significant upgrade in comparison with its old Bofors howitzer, which weighs 11 tons.
  • In a vast country where mountains and jungles are countless, light howitzers such as the aero transportable M777A2 represents a significant upgrade of the artillery firepower. The 155mm shells will be manufactured in India.
  • The M777A2 lightweight 155mmm towed howitzer can fire the full ranges of U.S. 155mm ammunition including unassisted projectiles to a range of 24 km and assisted projectiles to 30 km.
  • With the upgraded fire controls system, it can also fire Excalibur Precision 155 mm Projectiles, Global Positioning System (GPS)-guided, extended-range artillery projectile M982 and M982A1 at a maximum range of 40 km.
Specifications
  • Weight-4,200 kg
  • Length Combat– 10.7 m
  • Travel– 5 m
  • Barrel length– 08 m
  • Crew– 7+1
  • Shell– M107, M795, ERFB, M982
  • Caliber-155 mm (6.1 in)
  • Carriage-Split trail
  • Elevation-0° to +71.7°
  • The rate of fire-Normal: 2 rpm
  • Maximum-5 rpm
  • Effective firing range– M107: 24 km
  • Excalibur– 40 km
The K-9 Vajra
  • The K-9 Vajra 155 mm/52 calibre self-propelled tracked howitzer is a modified version of the Samsung-Techwin K-9 155 mm/52-caliber.
  • The self-propelled gun has an operational range of 450 kilometres and can engage enemy targets at a distance of up to 40 kilometres.
Specifications
  • Weight-47 tonnes
  • Length-12 m
  • Width-3.4 m
  • Height-2.73 m
  • Crew-5
  • Maximum firing range-30,000 m
  • Operational range-480 km
  • Speed-67 km/h
Pinaka
  • It is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) for the Indian Army.
  • The system has a maximum range of 40 km for Mark-I and 75 km for Mark-II and can fire 12 HE rockets in 44 seconds.
  • Tatra truck helps to mount the system for mobility. Pinaka saw service during the Kargil War, where it was successful in neutralising enemy positions on the mountain tops.
  • Indian Army inducted these in large numbers.
Specifications
  • Caliber-214 mm (8.4 in)
  • Barrels-12
  • Rate of fire Rocket– 12 in less than 44 s
  • Maximum firing range-80 km
  • Warhead weight-up to 250 kg
  • Engine Diesel
  • Speed Launcher-80 km/h
The Nag missile
  • The nag missile ("Cobra") is an Indian third generation "fire-and-forget" anti-tank guided missile.
  • It is an all-weather, top attack missile with a range of 3 to 7 km. 
  • It is being developed by India's Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program and Bharat Dynamics Limited manufacture them.
Specifications
  • Weight-42 kg
  • Length-1.90 m
  • Diameter-190 mm
  • Warhead-8 kg
  • Speed-230 m/s
The BrahMos
  • The missile (designated PJ-10) is a medium-range supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from the submarine, ships, aircraft, or land.
  • It is the fastest cruise missile in the world.
  • It is a joint venture between the Russian Federation's NPO Mashinostroyeniya and India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) who together have formed BrahMos Aerospace.
Specifications
  • Weight-3,000 kg ,2,500 kg  (air-launched)
  • Length -8.4 m
  • Diameter-0.6 m
  • Warhead-200 kg
  • Speed- Mach 4
The Agni-VI missile
  • Agni is a family of medium to intercontinental range ballistic missiles developed by India, named after one of the five elements of nature.
  • Agni missiles are long range, nuclear weapons capable surface to surface ballistic missile.
Specifications
  • Weight-55,000 kg (Agni VI)
  • Length-15 m (approx)
  • Diameter-1.1m (Agni VI)
  • Warhead-Strategic nuclear, conventional High explosive-unitary, penetration.
  • Speed-2.5km/s

    These are the few essential tanks, howitzers and missiles with the artillery unit of the Indian armed forces. Stay connected with DDE for more.
    JAI HIND

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