posted on Oct, 28 2005 @ 09:53 AM
Weighing 5.4 tons, the 155mm Singapore Light Weight Howitzer Pegasus is both self-propelled and heli-portable by the CH-47D "Chinook" helicopters.
This 39-calibre howitzer offers better range and firepower than the 105mm Light Guns which it will replace. The SAF's artillery systems will all be
standardised (at 155mm) after the Pegasus is fully phased into the SAF's artillery units.
The Pegasus was jointly developed by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), the Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA) and Singapore Technologies
Kinetics (ST Kinetics) to meet the Army's operational requirements. It is a highly automated and efficient system that delivers range and firepower
comparable to heavier systems such as the Primus and the FH88.
The Pegasus employs lightweight materials like titanium and high alloy aluminium that provides the strength and stability required to withstand the
recoil force of a 155mm system.
TECHNICAL AND PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS
--Maximum Range: 19 km (Conventional); 30 km (Extended Range)
Rate of Fire
--Burst Rate: 3 rounds in 24 seconds
--Maximum Rate: 4 rounds per minute for 3 minutes
--Sustain Rate: 2 rounds per minute for 30 minutes
--Number of crew: 6-8
--Self-Propelled: 12 km/h (maximum)
--Towed (Cross-country): 50 km/h (maximum)
--Towed (Paved): 70 km/h (maximum)
--Towing Vehicle Type: 5 ton; 7 ton
--Engine: 21kW Lombardini 9LD625-2
--Fixed Wing: C130
--Rotary Wing: CH-47D/SD
Intresting, I never new they had any sohphisticated weapon systems. And there is more guys! I'm gonna put them in a thread I call Singapore's
weapons systems. Most of you will be amazed at what they are working on, I know I am! Also its pretty sweet that it can be transported by a
helicopter, thats a lof of mobility right there. I wonder if it will use any of those advanced artillary munitions? Anybody have any info on that? I
couldn't find that much on the vehicle.