Obusier de 155 mm Modèle 50

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Obusier de 155 mm Modèle 50
Obusier de 155 mm Modèle 50 in Beyt ha-Totchan Museum, Zikhron Ya'akov.
Type Field Howitzer
Place of origin France
Service history
In service 1950-1990s
Used by See Operators
Weight 8,100 kg (17,857 lbs)
Barrel length 4.65 m (15 ft 3 in) L/30
Crew 5

Caliber 155 mm (6.1 in)
Breech interrupted screw
Carriage split trail
Elevation -4°/69°
Traverse 80°
Muzzle velocity 650 m/s (2,133 ft/s)
Effective firing range 18,000 m (19,685 yd)
Maximum firing range 23,300 m (25,481 yd)

Obusier de 155 mm Modèle 50 was a French 155 mm 30 calibre howitzer of Cold War era that remained in service with some nations until the 1990s. The gun has a split trail, large slotted muzzle-brake, four-wheeled bogie and a retractable firing pedestal beneath the axles.


Map with Modele 50 operators in blue with former operators in red

Current operators[edit]

Former operators[edit]

See also[edit]

  • M-50 155 mm - An M4 Sherman chassis based self-propelled artillery piece mounting the Obusier de 155 mm Modèle 50 155 mm L/30 howitzer in large enclosed superstructure.
IDF M-50 155 mm self-propelled howitzer

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