TRF1

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TRF1
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TRF1
Type towed howitzer
Place of origin  France
Service history
In service French Army
Used by See Users[1]
Wars Gulf War
Specifications
Weight 10.52t
Length 10.0 m (32 ft 10 in)
Barrel length 6.2 m (20 ft 4 in) L/40
Width 3.09 m (10 ft 2 in) traveling
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) traveling
Crew 8

Calibre 155 mm (6.1 in) NATO
Carriage wheeled split-trail
Elevation -6° to +66°
Traverse 27° left / 38° right[2]
Rate of fire 3 shots in 15 s., 6 shots/min. (because it is necessary to let the tube cool down)
Effective firing range 24 km (15 mi) with
high-explosive shells
30 km (19 mi) with
long-range ammunition

The Tr-F1 is a 155mm French towed howitzer produced by Nexter (ex Giat Industries) and used by the French army.

Performance[edit]

  • Setting out of battery: 2 min
  • Crossing of slopes of 60%, fords of 1.20m.
  • Horizontal field of fire: 445mil to the left, 675mil to the right.
  • Hydraulic aiming

Ammunition[edit]

  • Capacity of tractor: 56 shots, 32 on pallets and 24 in rack.
  • Can fire all 155 mm ammunition (the normal ammunition is the high-explosive shell).
  • Casings are combustible, which improves rate of fire: there is nothing to extract before reloading.

Users[edit]

See also[edit]

Media related to Canon 155 TRF1 at Wikimedia Commons

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