|HM-41 155mm Howitzer|
Illustration of HM 41
|Place of origin||Iran|
|Manufacturer||Defense Industries Organization|
|Mass||combat: 6,890 kg|
|Elevation||0° to 66°|
|Traverse||25° right, 23.5° left|
|Rate of fire||4 round per minute|
|Effective firing range||22 km|
|Maximum firing range||30–34 km |
(with rocket assisted ammunition)
HM-41 is an Iranian howitzer which is claimed to be based on the American M114. In appearance, it is very similar to the South Korean KH179. It has a 155 mm/39 calibre barrel with a muzzle brake to lessen the recoil. According to Iranian sources, the 155 mm/39 calibre HM41 weighs 6,890 kg and firing a rocket-assisted High-Explosive (HE) projectile, a maximum range of 30,000 m can be achieved. Firing an unassisted HE projectile, a maximum range of 22,000 m can be obtained. This is an improvement as compared to the M114. The Howitzer has been offered for export. But no country is known to be using it except Iran.
A wheeled self-propelled version is reported to be under development. The first prototype was finished in 2011.
- "Modlex product: MXF03-000350 HM41-155 mm Howitzer". modlex.ir. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
- "DIO 155 mm 39-calibre HM41 howitzer (Iran) - Jane's Armour and Artillery". Janes.com. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2011.
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