Krauss-Maffei Wegmann company showed a new ACS

At the recently concluded exhibition of arms and military equipment Eurosatory 2014, the German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) for the first time showed a prototype of its new combat vehicle. KMW built and showed the general public a prototype of a self-propelled artillery mount based on the armored GTK Boxer chassis and the AGM combat module. Presented self-propelled gun is another combat vehicle based on a universal wheel chassis, suitable for the creation of various equipment.

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann company showed a new ACS

The aim of the new project was to create a promising self-propelled guns with high combat characteristics and high mobility. In addition, during the development of the project, great importance was attached to the modularity of the systems, which should ensure a great future for the new technology. Thus, fire performance requirements will be met using the new AGM combat module, and vehicle crew protection, mobility on the battlefield and the ability to transport self-propelled guns aviation or other vehicles are driven by the used base chassis. It should be noted that the development of self-propelled guns based on GTK Boxer was preceded by the creation of a similar combat vehicle on a caterpillar chassis, borrowed from BPM General Dynamics ASCOD. Like the new self-propelled guns, the previous KMW development used the AGM combat module.

The basis of the promising ACS, not yet named, is the armored GTK Boxer, developed by KMW and Rheinmetall Netherlands (Netherlands). This machine is a universal wheeled platform that allows you to build on its base equipment for various purposes. For example, the first serial modification of this vehicle was an armored personnel carrier capable of carrying up to eight paratroopers with weapons. At the beginning of the two thousandth, when the “premiere” of the vehicle took place, it was claimed that not only an armored personnel carrier or an infantry fighting vehicle could be created on its basis, but also other equipment, including self-propelled mortar or self-propelled guns.

Used in the new self-propelled chassis has a four-wheel drive eight-wheel chassis and is equipped with a diesel engine MTU V8 199 TE20 with power 710 hp Protection of the crew and machine units is provided by several types of AMAP modular composite armor. Depending on the tasks being performed, the corresponding supplementary booking modules can be installed on the chassis, increasing the overall level of protection. With all the available modules, AMAP armor can withstand a small-caliber cannon shell. In addition, the GTK Boxer is equipped with a bottom reservation that protects it from the detonation of mines.

In the aft hull of the base machine GTK Boxer was originally provided for a place to install special equipment or weapons. In the case of the self-propelled self-propelled machine presented at the Eurosatory 2014 exhibition, the aft platform was used to install an AGM (Artillery Gun Module) combat module. This module is an armored housing of complex shape, in which the weapon and all the necessary equipment are installed. According to the company KMW, the AGM module can be installed on different base chassis. Is the demonstration of such a possibility a recent ACS based on a GTK Boxer machine? As well as the previously created machine based on the ASCOD chassis.

The AGM tower is equipped with a Rheinmetall 155 mm L52 gun. This gun is used on the German tracked self-propelled gun PzH 2000, operated from the late nineties. When using advanced active-missiles, this weapon can fire at a distance of more than 50 kilometers. For the convenience of the crew of the combat vehicle, the combat module AGM is uninhabited. All operations, including the guidance and loading of the gun, are performed by automatics. The turret is equipped with an 30 mm ammunition built into 155 ammunition.

According to reports, tower automatics can continue to work when the engine is off the base chassis. To this end, the AGM is equipped with an auxiliary power unit that provides all of its needs. The calculation of the self-propelled artillery installation of the new model is located inside the hull of the base chassis. All operations on aiming the gun and preparing for shooting are carried out using remote controls. The crew will have to leave the car only to replenish ammunition and some other operations.

An interesting feature of the new ACS based on the GTK Boxer platform is a powerful chassis suspension. It is argued that the wheeled chassis of the base machine allows firing from 155-mm guns without the use of outriggers. In addition, it provides the possibility of firing in almost any direction in azimuth. This design feature facilitates the operation of the machine, as well as reduces the time required to prepare for shooting and leaving the firing position.

Shepard Media, a British news agency, cites the words of KMW artillery program manager Patrick Lenz. He believes that the characteristics of the chassis and the combat module allow the required stability of the machine without using any additional systems. However, the ACS will be able to use some stabilization systems, if during the first three shots in the series excessive deviations from the calculated parameters are noticed.

The combat mass of the promising SPG exceeds 30 tons. Speed, range and other similar characteristics are unknown. Probably, they roughly correspond to the characteristics of the basic GTK Boxer vehicle in the armored personnel carrier version.

It is reported that three prototypes of a promising self-propelled artillery installation based on the latest developments of KMW have been built so far. In addition, fire tests of the AGM combat module took place in spring Tests on the new ACS on the GTK Boxer wheeled chassis are scheduled for autumn. During these tests, the new artillery system must show whether the calculations of its designers were correct.

On the delivery of new self-propelled guns to customers is not yet. The car presented at the Eurosatory 2014 exhibition is one of the prototypes that will have to go to the training ground and show its capabilities. If the calculations of the designers and the proposed concepts prove viable, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann will offer its new development to potential buyers.

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  1. +2
    24 June 2014 08: 23
    Why don't we have wheeled sau?
    1. Vitynar
      24 June 2014 08: 28
      Few asphalt roads
      1. +4
        24 June 2014 13: 20
        Yes, in Europe you can still ride this one, but to Russia ..
    2. +9
      24 June 2014 13: 52
      SAO 2S23 "Nona-SVK" from the 61st brigade of the Northern Fleet
    3. The comment was deleted.
    4. +7
      24 June 2014 19: 43
      Quote: Clever man
      Why don't we have wheeled sau?

      Why not eat
    5. 0
      26 June 2014 19: 54
      Quote: Clever man
      Why don't we have wheeled sau?

      Quote: VityNar
      Few asphalt roads

      There are self-propelled mortars on wheels, but not many. In general, such a wheeled vehicle has its advantages and a number of minuses. Although this BM seems to be quite good.
  2. Vitynar
    24 June 2014 08: 24
    Great car for paved countries.
    I especially like the barrel tilt system between shots, so that shells fired sequentially arrive at their destination at the same time.
    1. +7
      24 June 2014 09: 04
      Probably South Africa and the surrounding countries are completely paved.
      1. +21
        24 June 2014 09: 30
        Probably South Africa and the surrounding countries are completely paved.
        No. But because of the heat, the soils there are of a desert type. So they have a high bearing capacity. And the relief there is mostly steppe and steppe all around ... It's like asphalt. Only in rare rains everything becomes wet. But just as quickly back everything dries up and turns to stone
        1. +6
          24 June 2014 12: 42
          Quote: abrakadabre
          steppe and steppe around ...

          savannah, with loose sand and rocky hills ...
          goose on such soils was just stuck, wheels with reduced pressure had a much better cross ...

          hit of all times and peoples, "Reno" with a long barrel 52 caliber ...
          companies "Rheinmetall" and South Africa "Industrial Automotive Design" are offered to the foreign market ....
          RWG-52 is mounted on the Rino chassis (ACS G-6) with a wheel arrangement of 6x6 ...
          The self-propelled guns are equipped with an autonomous turret similar in design to the PzH-2000 self-propelled turret ...
      2. +3
        24 June 2014 15: 44
        I read that the G6 RHINO, a lot of complaints precisely on the lack of patency on soft soils
      3. +1
        24 June 2014 19: 11
        In South Africa, there is dry, no dirt. Only solid, overdried soil + sand.
    2. +4
      24 June 2014 09: 05
      And there is no video of the shooting of this art? I think if he turns the tower 90 degrees. relative to the chassis - it will turn it over. A turret that is too high is about the same as the track width of the wheels, somewhere its "legs" should be extended ...
      1. +2
        24 June 2014 09: 32
        Tower too tall is about the same as wheel gauge
        I also doubt the declared sustainability. With such a height of the barrel. Already when shooting at side courses, swinging should not be childish.
        somewhere her "paws" should be put forward ....
        The article stated. Designers boast that outriggers are not required.
        1. +8
          24 June 2014 11: 21
          Quote: abrakadabre
          Designers boast that outriggers are not required.

          Interestingly, through how many shots does the suspension fly apart?
          I would love to see this waffle tip over after a shot.
          Storytellers in a word and laurels vz.77 "Dana" with the Archer FH77 BW L52 obviously do not give rest.
          I will add a fresh video about the "miracle" armored personnel carrier "boxer".
          The video shows a lot of nuances.
          1. +1
            24 June 2014 12: 56
            Quote: Papakiko
            Interestingly, through how many shots does the suspension fly apart?

            yes, the KBM, "Boxser" platform for 155 mm self-propelled guns, is clearly too heavy and will probably not go into production with the "Donar" module ...

            ACS, from "OTO Melara" about 155-mm / 39 on chassis "Centauro" 8x8 ....
    3. +1
      24 June 2014 09: 25
      This is the standard feature of all new self-propelled guns. The latest modification of our Msta-S also knows how.
      1. +2
        24 June 2014 15: 47
        This is the standard feature of all new self-propelled guns. The latest modification of our Msta-S also knows how.
        can not, because the feed is manual, this feature for a sau with automatic loader!
    4. +4
      24 June 2014 13: 10
      By the way to Asphalt.
    5. +3
      24 June 2014 15: 39
      Why did they give a minus to a person? Unclear! At the "Coalition" they want to implement a similar principle, in my opinion (amateur) it is very useful
  3. yurik
    24 June 2014 08: 41
    there is nothing new, the artillery module with the tracked self-propelled guns PzH 2000 was moved to a wheeled platform, the automatic mode of operation is also available on the PzH 2000, another thing if the Germans declared that the new self-propelled guns could shoot on the go, that would be novelty
    1. +1
      24 June 2014 09: 05
      Quote: yurik
      there is nothing new, artillery module with tracked self-propelled guns PzH 2000

      This is a donar module and not 2000
    2. +5
      24 June 2014 10: 04
      Quote: yurik
      a new self-propelled gun can shoot on the go, that would be a novelty

      Shooting on the go is not difficult. It’s difficult to hit the target. This does not always work out of place.
  4. ramsi
    24 June 2014 08: 45
    oh, why can’t you believe in stability when firing ... except that she lies on her belly
    1. 0
      24 June 2014 10: 02
      Yeah, if the Germans really managed to gash such a suspension under such a gun, then this is definitely a breakthrough.
  5. +2
    24 June 2014 09: 04
    and this sau will only shoot in a longitudinal section along the axis of the base, and in the cross it will lie on its side when fired and what center of gravity of this sau which slope can overcome without getting up to its ears or it is only intended for autobahns.
  6. +1
    24 June 2014 10: 42
    The funny thing is that the bourgeoisie, in particular the mattresses, prefer towed artillery because of the cheapness and convenience of the calculation.
    1. +6
      24 June 2014 12: 23
      Quote: tchoni
      bourgeois, in particular mattresses, prefer towed artillery because of the cheapness and ease of work

      more for its air transportability and the possibility of helicopter transfers, which in conditions of a mine war in Afghanistan, is extremely important ...
      towed howitzer M777 4218 kg cal. 155 mm ...
      and the Russian towed howitzer 2A61 "Pat-B" 4350 kg. 152 mm ...
    2. +3
      24 June 2014 13: 30
      Quote: tchoni
      The funny thing is that the bourgeoisie, in particular the mattresses, prefer towed artillery because of the cheapness and convenience of the calculation.

      Cheapness and ease of operation of the calculation - nothing to do with. The type of artillery systems (self-propelled, towed) depends on the type of formations (brigades), "heavy" or "light", which include PA battalions, but in general NATO prefers self-propelled artillery with a barrel length of 52 klb. Light towed systems are convenient for quick operational transfer, both of VTAs as part of the SBR, and by helicopters already in the course of the search engine; it is not necessary to drag (tow) the howitzer through mountains, forests and swamps.
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  7. 0
    24 June 2014 11: 26
    there is an idea you know there is a multi lift system when a truck leaves a body module for loading or a container i.e. the truck is equipped with a self-unloading and loading system, it can go this way for punitive operations;
    1. Vitynar
      24 June 2014 11: 44
      Modern military tactics implies an instant departure from the position after the artillery strike.
  8. bob
    24 June 2014 11: 38
    installation tornado please be more effective
  9. +1
    24 June 2014 12: 05
    Nah, gentlemen, comrades, the hodovka is obviously rather weak for such fluff and it keeps 120mm poorly from here and all sorts of reservations what needs to be done if .....
    1. +1
      24 June 2014 13: 05
      Quote: vomag
      Nona-SVK "- this is self-propelled guns (GRAU index - 2С23)
      120 mm low-impulse gun, on KBM, type ACS "Nona-SVK" (2A60 cannon, BTR 80 chassis)))
  10. +2
    24 June 2014 12: 41
    Quote: Clever man
    Why don't we have wheeled sau?

    There is:
  11. +2
    24 June 2014 13: 06
    The German export mobile artillery system is more likely for coastal artillery (defense) units than for field artillery, similar to the AGM and Donar systems -
  12. +1
    24 June 2014 16: 04
    "Fashion" for wheels comes and goes, and "gusks" are eternal, because they have been tested both by time and by battle. fellow
  13. +1
    24 June 2014 16: 42
    It somehow does not inspire confidence in the wheeled chassis, and even so high. It seems to me that this device can only shoot at the course, well, maybe with slight deviations of 10-20 degrees horizontally. Watch the video where the vaunted striker with the artillery module shoots, there’s a longitudinal swing such that sea sickness is resting, and given the fact that the gun is located almost above the center of mass, but here it’s shifted to the stern. Let's say the Buk-M1 air defense system has a forced air suspension suspension system, arrived at the position, stood up, opened the balloon, everything the suspension is blocked, the car is stable at launches, and if you don’t block it, the buildup is such a thing, but for air defense systems it’s not critical, but on the contrary for art systems.
  14. +1
    24 June 2014 19: 46
    People, each equipment is created for specific tasks and the fact that the Germans created self-propelled guns on a wheelbase only means that such equipment will be purchased mainly by countries with good ground traffic. Something more specific can be said only by recognizing its performance characteristics.
  15. +2
    24 June 2014 19: 49
    I watched the video how they pulled out ... a typical Bundeswehr .... that’s not srach or sore ... They certainly didn’t think of something to put in, for a better coupling ... there isn’t our wit ...

    I have a question about the ammunition load (maybe it will seem strange to someone, not an expert in ACS), how many ammunition is placed in this "container tower"? most likely not very much .... Unless, of course, it is fully automated, as the Germans like it, and there is no room for a crew, and everything is occupied with ammunition and an automatic machine for charging and delivery.
  16. Yemelya
    24 June 2014 22: 24
    Visually reminded:
    1. 0
      24 June 2014 23: 36
      Quote: Emelya
      Visually reminded:

      only reminded ... but between these self-propelled guns a technological abyss ...

      wheeled self-propelled guns, from countries such as the USA and Israel, Germany, etc., are not adopted ....
      these are only prototypes, but gradually they will be taken into service ...
      but only samples that have air mobility ...
  17. +3
    24 June 2014 22: 24
    We would have this bandura in the spring, they would not have gotten it out of the mud at all))))
    1. +1
      24 June 2014 22: 32
      I understood!
      That is why we have such roads in Russia !! That would all, except for us, of course, in the spring stuck in the mud!

      It doesn’t matter, it’s a strategy !! ;)
  18. Oleg Yugan 2
    26 June 2014 13: 10
    What are you all attached to At least read the article -Said:
    An interesting feature of the new self-propelled guns based on the GTK Boxer platform is its powerful chassis suspension. It is alleged that the wheeled chassis of the base machine allows firing from 155-mm guns without the use of outriggers.

    I watched the video from our revenge - outriggers apply. If the Germans solved this technical problem, then I wonder how?
    1. 0
      26 June 2014 17: 13
      Quote: Oleg Yugan 2
      If the Germans solved this technical problem, then I wonder how?

      Words-words-words and repeatedly words laughing
      Here is an option only with a gun from Herr Karl Gauss.
  19. waggish
    28 June 2014 17: 18
    The wheelbase is 33 tons of German armor !!!!!!!!!! Thing!
  20. 0
    20 June 2015 00: 00
    Is it interesting that he will be able to fire while moving?
  21. 0
    4 October 2022 01: 18
    That's what a universal platform means! Our platform "Boomerang" had to be done the same!

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