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Origin: Italy
Corporations: Oto Melara
Parent System: Vulcano
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Description: Vulcano is a family of long range 127mm projectiles developed by OTO Melara for shore bombardment by naval means. 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.
Vulcano comprises three main variants: unguided multipurpose ammo capable of reaching 70 km; terminal guided ammo with 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 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.
Originally designed to meet the requirements of the Italian Navy, the Vulcano system has also been ordered by the Italian Army for its 155mm field artillery.

Vulcano Applications

Frigates FREMM GP Self-Propelled Howitzers Centauro 155/39 LW Weapon Stations 127/64 Lightweight

Vulcano Specifications

Caliber: 127 millimeter
Max Range: 120 kilometer
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Vulcano News

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on 22 Jul 2013
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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