DANA M1 CZ 152mm
EXCALIBUR ARMY spol. s r.o. has developed an upgraded type of the DANA 152 mm Self Propelled Gun Howitzer vz. 77.
The implemented upgrade items keep the well established combat & service features of the DANA system unchanged and at the same time transform the weapon into an up-to date and more powerful system.
The DANA-M1 CZ boasts an unbeatable rate of fire, greater firing accuracy, excellent vehicle mobility and reliable operation of the system. All these qualities predestine the DANA-M1 CZ Self Propelled Gun Howitzer to play a significant role in the modern era of artillery support.
New fire control system
The solution includes a new, high-performance fire control system (FCS) that boosts the combat efficiency of the system and at the same time simplifies its operation. The newly developed solution of the FCS is based upon the use of state-of-the-art technologies allowing the DANA-M1 CZ to be integrated into the C4I system.
The FCS enables:
- Maximum weapon autonomy.
- Minimum time required for taking the firing position and preparation for launch of fire.
- Increased fire accuracy.
- Easy execution of fire corrections.
- Easy aiming.
- Recording of firing missions.
- Increased battlefield effectiveness.
- Short time needed to engage target from an unprepared firing position.
- Inertial topographical navigation unit.
- Gun commander’s ballistic computer.
- Gun commander’s smart terminal.
- Communication devices.
The inertial topographical navigation unit is mechanically linked to the barrel axis. This allows complicated and time consuming topographical orientation of the gun to be skipped. The inertial topographical navigation unit continuously transfers the current data on the system position and traverse and elevation angles to the ballistic computer.
The ballistic computer is the heart of the fire control system and conducts the following:
- It controls the Inertial topographical navigation unit through serial data communication.
- It creates fire missions including ammunition identification and target topographic identification.
- It enters all the data required to calculate fire elements.
The chassis upgrade
The upgrade of the chassis has resulted in substantially improved driving properties and manoeuvrability of the vehicle. The steering system has been modified and the TATRA-NORGEN shift-by-wire system has been newly added. The T3-930 engine has also undergone a major upgrade; new turbochargers and an intercooler have been fitted which results in enhanced torque behaviour and power curve. Several modifications have been made to the cabin. The driver’s field of view has been improved, the steering system and the driver’s instrument panel have been modified. New seats and an independent air conditioning unit have been installed. The vehicle has also been furnished with a new lightning system including a BLACKOUT feature and a reverse camera.
VZ.77 DANA 152mm
A self-propelled gun-howitzer of 152 mm calibre, the vz. 77 DANA is a wheeled combat vehicle equipped with gun of 152 mm calibre. The DANA is equipped with a weapon system made up of a 12.7 mm machine gun, an ATG R/PG-75 rocket launcher, decontamination means and essential tools for the crew.
The self-propelled 152 mm gun-howitzer vz. 77 DANA – as well as the complete model, we now also offer a chassis variation without armament or turret compartments.
Basic Technical Data
- 28,000 kg
- T-3-930.52, 12 Cylinders in ,,V" System
- 265 kW
- 80 km/h
- 8 x 8
- TATRA 815, Modified
Gun Of Calibre
- 152 mm
- 6 Shots / min
12.7 mm Machine Gun - Type
RM. 70 MRL
The RM-70 multiple rocket launcher is a Czechoslovak army version and the heavier variant of the BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launcher, providing enhanced performance over its parent artillery system that was introduced in 1972.
It is designed to be used against manpower, firing devices, motorized infantry arrangements, tanks and other combat vehicles.
The rocket launcher with loading device is placed on a special T-813 chassis. Sighting by dependent PG aiming rule sight, motor powered or manual guidance to target. Electrical switch-on. Firing in batches and/or individually.
Basic Technical Data
Weight incl. 80 shells and service
- 24,000 kg
Bullet shells mass JROF
- 66.35 kg
- 20,380 m
Total area impacted by volley of shells (40 shoots)
- to 70 ha
Time of volley of bullet shells firing (40 shoots)
- 2 - 30 s
Rocket launcher services
- 4 men
Full Loaded Top Speed
- On asphalt roads - 85 km/h
- On dirt roads - 35 km/h
- In terrain - 25 km/h
Rocket launcher length
- 8,650 mm
Rate of ammunition supply
- 40 + 40 bullet shells