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Crew - 5
Length - 9.07m
Height to turret roof - 2.49m
Width - 3.5m
Ground clearance - 0.41m
Main armament - 1 x L31 39-calibre ordnance
Ammunition carried - 48 x 155mm rounds
Secondary armament - 1 x 7.62 GPMG on turret for air defence.
Engine - Cummins VTA903T turbocharged V8 660bhp diesel.
AS90 is a 155mm self-propelled gun that equips six Field Regiments of the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Artillery. Fitted with a standard barrel,
AS90 can fire the NATO L15 unassisted 155mm projectile (96lbs) 24.7 km. With a long (52 Calibre) barrel the gun can reach out to 30 km using standard
ammunition, and 60-80 km with Extended Range (ERA). AS90 is equipped with an autonomous Navigation and Gun Laying system (AGLS) based on the vehicles
inertial navigation system, the Dynamic Reference Unit (DRU). All main turret functions are controlled by the Turret Control Computer (TCC).
Aircraft Used By The British Army
Apache AH Mk1 (WAH 64 Apache Longbow)
Gross Weight: 7,746 Kgs
Engines: 2 x 850 shp Rolls Royce RTM-322
Maximum speed: 330 kph
Cruise Speed: 272 kph
Service ceiling: 3,505 m
Combat radius Approx: 462 km
Armament: 16 x Hellfire missiles, 76 x 2.75" rockets, 1200 x 30mm cannon rounds
Surveillance/Target Acquisition: TV (127 x mag), Thermal Imaging (36 x mag), Direct view optics (18 x mag)
Designed to hunt and destroy tanks and other difficult and important targets, the Westland Apache Longbow provides a major enhancement to the Army’s
operational capability. The aircraft can operate in all weathers, day or night, and can detect, classify and prioritise up to 256 potential targets at
a time. Apart from the distinctive ‘Longbow’ mast-mounted radar, the aircraft is equipped with a 127x magnification TV system,36x magnification
thermal imaging, and 18x magnification direct view optics. Apache Longbow can carry 16 Hell-fire ‘fire-and-forget’ anti-armour missiles, 76 2.75in
rockets and a 30mm chain gun.
Crew: 2+3 passengers
Length (Fuselage): 9.53m;
Rotor Diameter: 10.5m;
Maximum Speed: 265 kph;
Cruising Speed: 233 kph;
Engine: 592 shp Turbomeca/Rolls-Royce Astazou 111N2;
Weight: 1,800 kg (max take off);
Combat Radius Approx: 100 Km with 2 hour loiter.
Armament: 2 x 7.62mm machine guns (not a standard fitting).
The primary role of Gazelle is observation and reconnaissance. It is a vital component of anti-tank helicopter operations and is also used in a wide
variety of supporting roles - Air Observation Post(AOP) – to direct Artillery fire, Airborne Forward Air Controller(ABFAC) – to direct
ground-attack aircraft, casualty evacuation, liaison, and command and control, and communications relay. Equipped with a Ferranti AF 532 stabilised,
magnifying observation aid.
Lynx Helicopter AH 7 and AH9
Crew 2(3 with door gunner) + 10 troops
Length (Fuselage) 12.06m;
Engines 2 x 850 shp Rolls-Royce Gem 41
Max Speed 330 kph;
Cruising Speed 232 kph;
Combat radius approx 100kms with 2 hour loiter
Weight (max take off) 4.763 kg;
Armament (if fitted) 8 x TOW Anti-armour Missiles, 2-4 7.62mm GPMG machine guns
Fast and agile, the Lynx is a deadly tank-killer when equipped with eight TOW anti-armour missiles. Lynx is the British Army’s primary battlefield
utility helicopter. Two versions are in service with the Army – the AH7 with skids, and the wheeled AH9. Lynx helicopters can also carry missile
counter-measures, a stabilized roof sight and door guns.