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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1954
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: M-1954 and Type 59
Origin: Russia
Parent System: M-46
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1954
Total Production: ?
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Description: The M-46 is a Soviet 130mm towed howitzer introduced in the mid-1950s and featuring an impressive range of 25 kilometers. Firing Rocket Assisted Projectiles (RAP) the range increases to 38 kilometers. The United States called M-46 the M-1954. China produced the M-46 under license as Type 59 gun. Due to its characteristics M-46 served as counter battery gun. Currently, the M-46 was withdrawn from service in the Russian Army but still remains operational with many third world countries.

M-46 Specifications

Crew: 8
Length: 11.7 meter
Main Gun Caliber: 130 millimeter
Main Gun Max Range: 38,000 meter (23.6 mile)
Max Rate of Fire: 8 roundperminute
Sustained Rate of Fire: 5 roundperminute
Max Weight: 8,500 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

M-46 News

There are 2 news between
18 Feb 2017 and 21 Mar 2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018India to Complete Upgrade of 300 M-46 Artillery Guns
Saturday, February 18, 2017Finland to Buy 48 K9 Thunder 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzers from South Korea

Operators & Related Equipment

Mar 2018480Upgraded with maximum range between 27 and 36 kilometers replacing a 130mm barrel with a 155mm barrel

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