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Turkey has conducted regular tests of 155-mm wheeled self-propelled howitzer T-155 Yavuz

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Turkish wheeled ACS T-155 Yavuz has successfully completed the next stage of testing. According to Defense Turk, in the second half of May, the self-propelled howitzer was subjected to fire tests.


According to the publication, in the last tests, the ACS fired six consecutive shots, placing all the shells in the target with a deviation of 1 meter. No other test details are provided. It also remains unclear whether the tests of the howitzer have already been completed or will continue.

The current prototype of the T-155 Yavuz self-propelled guns was officially presented in 2017 at the IDEF 2017 international arms exhibition. Tests of the artillery mount have been going on since 2018.

The howitzer in its layout and parameters is very similar to the French CAESAR ACS.

The Yavuz self-propelled gun is a semi-automatic howitzer mounted on a 6 × 6 off-road truck chassis. The crew of a self-propelled howitzer is 5 people, a diesel engine with a capacity of 480 hp. allows the car to accelerate on the highway to 90 km / h with a power reserve of up to 600 km. The cabin is armored, there is protection against weapons of mass destruction.

Caliber 155 mm, rate of fire not less than 4-6 rounds per minute, barrel length - 52 caliber. The prototype's ammunition load was declared at 18 rounds, but this value could change. It can use 155-mm NATO shells, as well as active-reactive ammunition. The declared firing range is from 18 to 40 km.

The development is carried out by the Turkish company Makina ve Kimya Endüstrisi Kurumu (MKEK).
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https://www.defenceturk.net/
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  1. knn54
    knn54 3 June 2021 10: 52
    +2
    -very similar to the French CAESAR SPG.
    And what is surprising here, as a NATO member Turkey has access to Western technologies and components.
    Israel helped the Turks (at the initial stage) with the UAV.
    1. Yujanin
      Yujanin 3 June 2021 18: 53
      +1

      very similar to the French CAESAR SPG.

      Most likely the system is similar to the Israeli ATMOS 2000.
      1. Azimuth
        Azimuth 4 June 2021 22: 54
        +1
        Most likely it is. The Turks have very little French.
  2. APASUS
    APASUS 3 June 2021 11: 00
    0
    The howitzer in its layout and parameters is very similar to the French CAESAR ACS.

    This means that she took over all the shortcomings of CAESAR.
    Disadvantages
    Poor off-road permeability
    Low protection against enemy fire
    Small ammunition
    1. Decimalegio
      Decimalegio 3 June 2021 13: 01
      +3
      Some of these limitations are specific to towed artillery. What are we doing?? to replace everything with tracked self-propelled artillery?
      1. Decimalegio
        Decimalegio 3 June 2021 13: 06
        +1
        Russia is also developing a similar environment with 2c43 Malva
        1. Decimalegio
          Decimalegio 3 June 2021 13: 09
          0
          “Before trying to create something new, it is important to evaluate what already exists in your area. I myself can confirm that this is so. " Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov
        2. Azimuth
          Azimuth 4 June 2021 22: 55
          0
          But what an analogue Malva, one BAZ chassis is an elephant in a china shop ... Malva is "the largest Soviet microcircuits in the world!"
      2. Sergey Aleksandrovich
        Sergey Aleksandrovich 3 June 2021 17: 27
        0
        So it was already replaced, there was almost no towed left, it went into storage.
  3. Cananecat
    Cananecat 3 June 2021 11: 21
    -6
    All right on the wheel formula burns away ... I understand that the concept of spring and thaw are not known to countries with an equatorial climate, but the goose, in my opinion, is more practical.
    1. Wolf
      Wolf 3 June 2021 12: 11
      +3
      Wheels are cheaper and faster
    2. uav80
      uav80 3 June 2021 13: 09
      +2
      This is not a replacement for tracked self-propelled guns, but rather a replacement for towed guns ...
  4. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 3 June 2021 11: 26
    0
    155mm and 52 caliber - analogue of MST?
  5. Ehmedli
    Ehmedli 3 June 2021 13: 10
    +1

    Wow, at 75 °? ...
    Place the projectile 1m from the target, fantastic result.
    Wheeled self-propelled guns are also needed in Azerbaijan.
    We press the asterisk under this news.)
    1. Professor
      Professor 4 June 2021 17: 23
      +1
      Quote: Ehmedli
      Place the projectile 1m from the target, fantastic result.

      Why not 1 cm? Lie so lie.
  6. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 3 June 2021 13: 36
    -4
    But they can also "fit" the neighboring Ukraine instead of "Bogdana". Or take part in fine-tuning the latter.
    Have you already started selling shells?
  7. Evil 55
    Evil 55 3 June 2021 15: 27
    0
    Unlike the UKRALIN clone, it has a normal three-support weapon stabilization system.
  8. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav 3 June 2021 17: 53
    0
    abruptly Bogdana will be, pumped the chubby Soviet legacy and rightly so
  9. CastroRuiz
    CastroRuiz 3 June 2021 19: 51
    0
    Beaten by the Turks during WW1 the military ship "Sultan Yavuz".
  10. Azimuth
    Azimuth 4 June 2021 22: 57
    0
    Quote: Ehmedli

    Wow, at 75 °? ...
    Place the projectile 1m from the target, fantastic result.
    Wheeled self-propelled guns are also needed in Azerbaijan.
    We press the asterisk under this news.)

    So you have the Czech self-propelled guns "Dana" modernized by Israel, the Turks still crawl to the Jews in artillery fire control systems, especially in conjunction with the UAV.
    Your main caliber is 152mm, not NATO's 155mm, it is not so easy to switch from one caliber to another, even considering that you seem to have or are building your own capacities for firing shots for a 125mm tank gun and 122mm and 152mm howitzers, you are going to to produce gunpowder by increasing the area for cotton.
    So even if you adopt a 155mm self-propelled gun with a NATO standard caliber gun, in order to be able to use it in a war, you need 6-8 years, and everything will be decided in the next 3-4 years.