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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2015
Total Production: ?
Origin: Italy
Corporations: Oto Melara
Parent System: Vulcano
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2015
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Vulcano 155
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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 127mm naval projectile family comprises three main variants: unguided multipurpose ammo capable of reaching 70 kilometers (km); terminal guided ammo with infrared (IR) seeker for engagement of surface targets at up to 70 kilometers; guided ammo with INS/GPS guidance for precision long-range shore bombardment at up to 100/120 km. OTO Melara claims that a new barrel under development for the 127mm Light Weight (127LW) naval will boost the range of the guided ammo to 120 km.

Vulcano Applications

Artillery Systems Centauro 155/39 LW Cannons & Gear 127/64 Lightweight Fighting Ships F125 Baden-Wurttemberg FREMM GP

Vulcano Specifications

Caliber: 127 millimeter
Max Range: 70 kilometer (37.8 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 News

There are 6 news between
22 Jul 2013 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, March 13, 2018OTO 76/62 SR Naval Gun Completes Cyber Security Assessment
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
Monday, July 22, 2013Vulcano 155mm Projectile Scores Direct Hit at 33 Kilometers

Operators & Related Equipment

Ordered by both the Italian Navy and Italian Army.

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