|HM 41 155mm Howitzer|
Illustration of HM 41
|Place of origin||Iran|
|Manufacturer||Defense Industries Organization|
|Weight||combat: 6,890 kg|
|Elevation||0° to 66°|
|Traverse||25° right, 23.5° left|
|Rate of fire||4 round per minute|
|Effective range||22 km|
|Maximum range||30-34 km |
(with rocket assisted ammunition)
HM 41 is an Iranian howitzer which is claimed to be based on the American M114. In appearance, it is very similar to the South Korean KH179. It has a 155 mm/39 calibre barrel with a muzzle brake to lessen the recoil. According to Iranian sources, the 155 mm/39 calibre HM41 weighs 6,890 kg and firing a rocket-assisted High-Explosive (HE) projectile, a maximum range of 30,000 m can be achieved. Firing an unassisted HE projectile, a maximum range of 22,000 m can be obtained. This is an improvement as compared to the M114. The Howitzer has been offered for export. But no country is known to be using it except Iran.
A wheeled self-propelled version is reported to be under development. The first prototype was finished in 2011.
- "Modlex product: MXF03-000350 HM41-155 mm Howitzer". modlex.ir. http://www.modlex.ir/cgi-bin/store.pl/page=product.html/pid=MXF03-000350. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
- "DIO 155 mm 39-calibre HM41 howitzer (Iran) - Jane's Armour and Artillery". Janes.com. 2011-03-09. http://www.janes.com/articles/Janes-Armour-and-Artillery/DIO-155-mm-39-calibre-HM41-howitzer-Iran.html. Retrieved 2011-05-27.
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