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Vulcano 155  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2017
Maiden Flight: February 2015
Total Production: ?
Origin: Italy
Corporations: Diehl BGT Defence and Oto Melara
Parent System: Vulcano
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2015
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Vulcano
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Description: The Vulcano is a family of long-range 127mm projectiles developed by OTO Melara for shore bombardment from medium displacement warships. The 127mm fin stabilized projectile achieves longer ranges by means of a greater muzzle velocity and low drag implemented at the sub-caliber design, without rocket motor. This kind of ammunition can be employed by 127/54 Compact and Light Weight guns, and all the 5-inch/54 gun family. The Vulcano was originally developed to meet the requirements of the Italian Navy. Besides, a 155mm variant has been developed for use by field artillery.

The Vulcano 155mm artillery projectile has been developed to meet the requirements of the Italian Army fired from its PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers. The Vulcano 155mm munition uses a combination of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and Semi-Active Laser (SAL) guidance to achieve outstanding accuracy against time-critical targets. The Vulcano 155 is also available as an unguided ammunition with a maximum effective range of 80 kilometers (km). The new 155mm projectile was first test fired by a PzH 2000 in May 2014 at Alkantpan Proving Ground, South Africa.

Vulcano 155 Applications

Artillery Systems FH-70 PzH 2000 Zuzana Cannons & Gear 155mm L52

Vulcano 155 Specifications

Caliber: 155 millimeter
Max Range: 80,000 meter (43 nautical mile)
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)

Vulcano 155 News

There are 5 news between
17 Jun 2014 and 22 Oct 2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019Vulcano 155mm and 127mm Rounds Ready for Fielding
Friday, September 20, 2019Vulcano Artillery Projectile Ready for Fielding
Tuesday, June 12, 2018Zuzana 2 Self-Propelled Howitzer to Get Vucalno Guided Ammunition
Wednesday, June 28, 2017BAE Systems and Leonardo to Cooperate on Artillery Precision Guided Munitions
Tuesday, June 17, 2014Vulcano 155mm Artillery Shell Test Fired by PzH 2000 Self-Propelled Howitzer

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