MACS - Modular Artillery Charge System
V2C2 - Variable Volume Chamber Cannon
United Defense has announced that successfully fired a 105mm round using 155mm
Modular Artillery Charge System (MACS) through a 105mm variable volume cannon.
105mm cannon, known as the 105mm V2C2 for its Variable Volume Chamber Cannon,
has continuously fired rounds at a test facility in Minnesota. The 105mm V2C2 is
being offered to the US Army as a potential 105mm artillery system.
The 105mm V2C2 cannon has been developed by United Defense, Benet Laboratories
and Picatinny Arsenal. The cannon featuring an automated ammunition handling
system can be mounted onto a 20-ton class vehicle or configured as a towed
howitzer thanks to its lightweight design and flexibility.
The 105mm V2C2 cannon offers the advantage of using existing 155mm propellant
charges (M231 and M232) eliminating the need for a new propellant charge.
All NATO-standard and US Army existing and future 105mm projectiles can be fired
by the 105mm V2C2. A two-person crew can operate the vehicle-mounted V2C2 gun
having a 45-round magazine, a range of 30 kilometers and a rate of fire of 10
rounds per minute.
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