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ATROM

155-mm self-propelled gun-howitzer

ATROM

The ATROM self-propelled artillery system is a Romanian variant of the Israeli ATMOS 2000

 
 
Entered service ?
Crew 5 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight ~ 22 t
Length (gun forward) ?
Hull length ?
Width ?
Height ?
Armament
Main gun 155-mm gun-howitzer
Barrel length 52 calibers
Machine guns -
Projectile weight ?
Maximum firing range 30 - 41 km
Maximum rate of fire 4 - 9 rpm
Elevation range ? to + 70 degrees
Traverse range 50 degrees
Ammunition load
Main gun 32 rounds
Machine guns -
Mobility
Engine MAN 2866 LF 24 diesel
Engine power 360 hp
Maximum road speed ~ 80 km/h
Range ~ 800 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.6 m
Trench ~ 0.9 m
Fording ~ 1.4 m

 

   The ATROM self-propelled artillery system is a Romanian variant of the Israeli ATMOS 2000. The ATROM was first revealed in 2003.

   The ATROM is fitted with the Soltam 155-mm / L52 gun-howitzer. The same weapon is used on the ATMOS 2000. This gun-howitzer id fitted with a load assisting system. Maximum range of fire is 41 km with rocket assisted projectile and 30 km with standard HE projectile. The ATROM is compatible with all standard 155-mm NATO ammunition. Maximum rate of fire is between 4 and 9 rounds per minute. The ATROM is capable of firing 3 rounds in 20 seconds.

   Fire computerized control system of the ATROM is coupled to an internal navigation system. Target information is received from forward observers.

   Vehicle has a crew of five. Armored cab provides protection from small arms fire and artillery shell splinters.

   The ATROM uses locally developed ROMAN 26.360 DFAEG 6x6 truck chassis. Vehicle is powered by a MAN 28866 LF 24 diesel engine, developing 360 hp. The ATROM is fitted with auxiliary power unit, which powers all systems when the main engine is shut down. The ATROM can be airlifted with a C-130 Hercules medium transport aircraft.

 

 

Video of the ATROM self-propelled artillery system

 
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