Armed Forces of Ukraine will receive a revolutionary Swedish weapon: the expert explained what is its peculiarity

APU will receive a revolutionary Swedish weapon: an expert explained what makes it special

Military expert and editor-in-chief of Defense Express Oleg Katkov said that the Archer self-propelled guns, which Sweden is preparing to transfer to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, is one of the newest, revolutionary self-propelled guns in principle, which is absolutely automated. He spoke about this on the air of Apostrophe TV.

«The crew of the self-propelled guns includes, if I'm not mistaken, only three people — commander, gunner and driver. The crew does not deal with ammunition, except for loading them into the automatic loader & # 187;, & # 8212; noted Katkov.

According to the expert, this self-propelled gun was created directly on the concept of counter-battery combat and combat on the principle of maneuver – fire – maneuver. It can move into position, fire a series of three or four shots and leave before the first shell explodes on enemy positions.

This is a technique that aims in a matter of seconds, opens fire almost immediately after how did you stop.

«That is, this is a spaceship, even if we compare it with the American M-109 Paladin. But there are some nuances, as with any new automated technology. They lie in the fact that during intensive operation certain things can come out that were not laid down by the designers and were not found during moderate operation in peacetime. That is, this self-propelled gun is definitely not designed to bombard the enemy with hundreds of shells & # 187;, & # 8212; the expert explained.

According to him, the Archer self-propelled guns do not have the ability to fire from the ground, that is, when the shells lie side by side and they are simply fed through the conveyor into the self-propelled gun itself to conduct constant fire.< /p>

«This self-propelled gun has its own ammunition – about two dozen shells – after working out which you need to go to reload. That is, these self-propelled guns are constantly on the move. Regarding the range, this is the best weapon in terms of firing, in particular at a distance of 50-60 km with high-precision 155 mm shells & # 187;, & # 8212; summarized Katkov.

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