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Tampella 155 K 83
155 K 83.jpg
The 155 K 83 in Finnish Army service
Type Field gun
Place of origin Finland
Specifications
Weight combat:
Barrel length 6 m (19 ft 8 in)

Caliber 155 mm (6.1 in)
Elevation -° to 70°
Traverse °
Rate of fire 8 rpm (sustained)
3 rounds/15s (burst)
Muzzle velocity 800 m/s (2,600 ft/s)
Effective firing range 23 km (14 mi) (normal shells)
Maximum firing range 30 km (19 mi) (base bleed)

The Tampella 155 K 83 is a Finnish towed 155 mm field gun, manufactured in the 1980s by Tampella.

History[edit]

The development process for the 155 K 83 began in 1960 when Tampella presented their concept of a new 122 mm gun for the Finnish Army. It was a sound concept, but quite a heavy gun. It was only ordered in small numbers. In order to take advantage of the design, a decision was made to further develop this into a 155 mm gun. Through a number of development stages the 155 K 83 was born.

The drawings were also used to develop the Israeli Soltam M-68, which, after improvements, became the Soltam M-71 (designated the G4 in South Africa).[1] Some guns have been modernized to 155 K 83-97 standard.

The gun design was further modified in the late 1990s. The gun, called 155 GH 52 APU (or 155 K 98 in Finnish Army service), was given a longer, 52 calibre barrel and an auxiliary power unit, enabling it to move by its own power.

Operators[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Artillery: an illustrated history of ... - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 

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3 news items

 
Delfi
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 05:32:32 -0700

Veetavad välisuurtükid: 122 RakH 89 (36), 122 H 63 (84), 130 K 54 (36) 155 K 83/98 (54), 120 KRH 92 (262): 472. Ratassõidukil granaadiheitjad Sisu XA-361 Amos: 4. Mobiilsed õhutõrjesüsteemid ItO 05 Asrad (16), ItO 90 Crotale NG (21), ItO 96 / Buk M1 ...
 
中华网
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 17:00:00 -0700

芬兰自行研制的155 K-83牵引榴弹炮,它是最新型155 K-98牵引榴弹炮的技术蓝本。 25_2005042311020488756100.gif. 帕提亚公司155ERFB-N型毫米炮兵弹药. 25_2005042311020492392000.gif. 帕提亚公司155 ERFB-S型毫米 ...
 
新浪网
Fri, 22 Apr 2005 20:44:48 -0700

进入20世纪80年代后,芬兰炮兵的装备逐步向北约靠拢,他们首先研制装备了155 K-83型牵引式榴弹炮。该型火炮由于研制时间早在“45倍身管革命”之前,因此采用的是39倍口径身管,火炮身管长6米,最大射程大约30公里。该型榴 ...
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