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TRF1
French TRF1 155 mm, live-fire exercise for Combined Endeavor 2013
French soldiers prepare to fire a TRF1
Type towed howitzer
Place of origin France
Service history
In service French Army
Used by See Users
Wars Gulf War[1]
Specifications
Weight 10.52t
Length 10.0 m (32 ft 10 in)
Barrel length 6.2 m (20 ft 4 in) L/40
Width 3.09 m (10 ft 2 in) traveling
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) traveling
Crew 8

Calibre 155 mm (6.1 in) NATO
Carriage wheeled Split-trail
Elevation -6° to +66°
Traverse 27° left / 38° right[2]
Rate of fire 3 shots in 15 s., 6 shots/min. (because it is necessary to let the tube cool down)
Effective range 24 km (15 mi) with
high-explosive shells
30 km (19 mi) with
long-range ammunition

The Tr-F1 is a 155mm French towed howitzer produced by Nexter (ex Giat Industries) and used by the French Army.

PerformanceEdit

  • Setting out of battery: 2 min
  • Crossing of slopes of 60%, fords of 1.20m.
  • Horizontal field of fire: 445mil to the left, 675mil to the right.
  • Hydraulic aiming

AmmunitionEdit

  • Capacity of tractor: 56 shots, 32 on pallets and 24 in rack.
  • Can fire all 155 mm ammunition (the normal ammunition is the high-explosive shell).
  • Casings are combustible, which improves rate of fire: there is nothing to extract before reloading.

OperatorsEdit

TRF1 operators

Map of TRF1 operators in blue

Current operatorsEdit

  • Flag of France.svg France - 105 delivered,[2] 43 as of 2016[3]
  • Flag of Cyprus.svg Cyprus - 12 delivered in 1991[4][5]
  • Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia - 28 delivered in 1990-1991[4]
  • Flag of Senegal.svg Senegal - 8 delivered in 2011[4][6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Merchet, Jean-Dominique (22 July 2008). "Quand tire l'artillerie" (in fr). http://secretdefense.blogs.liberation.fr/2008/07/22/quand-tire-lart/. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 155 TR F1 155 mm Howitzer. Ordnance & Munitions Forecast. Forecast International. May 2003. https://www.forecastinternational.com/archive/disp_pdf.cfm?DACH_RECNO=372. 
  3. International Institute for Strategic Studies (February 2016). The Military Balance 2016. 116. Routlegde. p. 96. ISBN 9781857438352. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Trade Registers". Armstrade.sipri.org. http://armstrade.sipri.org/armstrade/page/trade_register.php. Retrieved 15 March 2019. 
  5. The Military Balance 2016, p. 85.
  6. The Military Balance 2016, p. 464.

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