The Archer Artillery System: A Giant 155mm Howitzer Strapped To A Truck
Ground troops have always feared artillery, when attacking an enemy position, ground forces are completely vulnerable to artillery attacks and that can mean total defeat to an attacker.
But with todays technology, your enemy can use your own artillery against you, by calculating where your artillery attacks are originating from and launching an artillery, or airstrike of their own against that position.
If there is one thing that we’ve learned about heavy artillery in the last 100 years, if it’s mobile, then your enemy can’t zero in on it’s location and launch a retaliatory strike on it’s position.
Having such a large piece of artillery like a 155mm, if you can move it around at will, then your enemy can’t destroy it if they can’t find it and that was precisely what the Archer Artillery System does.
The Archer Artillery System is a self-propelled artillery mechanism armed with a powerful 155-millimeter howitzer capable of a range of 50 kilometers.
Conceived in the last years of the Cold War, the ARCHER system was so ahead of its time that its development could not be undertaken until decades later.
The Swedish military consistently explored the concept for several years, but the promise of a more advanced mobile firepower system did not materialize until the late 2000s.
Developed by BAE Systems, ARCHER provides precision strikes and high sustained firepower, which are extremely useful for traditional fire support roles or modern peacekeeping missions.
At 70 kilometers per hour, the wheeled artillery platform covers strategic, operational, and tactical mobility tasks indistinctly. With its newest version launched in 2019,
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