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Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: M-1954 and Type 59
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 Currently, the M-46 was withdrawn from service in the Russian Army but still remains operational with many third world countries.
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)
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