|Cañón 155 mm. L 33 Modelo Argentino|
|Place of origin||Argentina|
|Used by||Argentine Army, Croatian Army|
|Wars||Falklands War, Yugoslav Wars, Croatian War of Independence|
|Weight||8,200 kg (18,100 lb)|
|Barrel length||5.15 m (16 ft 11 in) L/33|
|Caliber||155 mm (6.1 in)|
|Elevation||-10° to +67°|
|Muzzle velocity||765 m/s (2,510 ft/s)|
|Effective range||20 km (12 mi)|
|Maximum range||24 km (15 mi) (with special ammunition)|
Development[edit | edit source]
The ordnance is based on the gun carried by the French Mk F3 155mm self-propelled gun, also in service with the Argentine Army.
Also designed by CITEFA is a slightly improved version named "Modelo 81".
Service[edit | edit source]
Examples of Modelo 77 were used during the Falklands War. A total four guns were captured by the British, these were flown in via Argentine Air Force C-130 Hercules during the conflict's last weeks in order to repel British naval gun fire.
Operators[edit | edit source]
Current operators[edit | edit source]
- Argentine Army - 109
- Croatian Army - 18
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
- Foss, Christopher F. (July 2004). Jane's Armour & Artillery, 2004-2005 (25th ed.). Jane's Information Group. ISBN 0-7106-2616-9.
[edit | edit source]
- (Spanish) Official Argentine Army website - Artillery Branch, field artillery equipment webpage.
- (Spanish) Official Argentine Army Military Academy webpage - Artillery Branch webpage.
- Citefa Modelo 77 Obusier
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