Wednesday, April 05, 2017

General Dynamics European Land System's SIAC...state of the art 155/52 caliber towed howitzer with self-propelled capabilities talk about artillery all the time but one offering has hardly been mentioned.  If you're not familiar then let me introduce you to General Dynamic European Land Systems SAIC 155/52 howitzer (page here).

I can't imagine why it hasn't seen more widespread use.  It has limited self propelled capabilities, seems to have superior off road ability...the only thing in doubt is this.  Can you sling load this monster?  Even if you can't I don't see the real problem.  Heliborne artillery raids are a myth.  I don't see it happening in real life (if you can name an example outside of Gulf War 1 then I'm all ears).  So why isn't this large caliber howitzer in demand?

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