Pindad develops new light wheeled tank with 105mm high-pressure gun

Pandur II with the Belgium Cockerill CT-CV 105 high-pressure gun
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Indonesian company PT Pindad has developed a new light wheeled tank or armoured fighting vehicle with 105mm high-pressure gun.

The PT Pindad has unveiled details of a new hybrid of the Pandur II wheeled armoured personnel carrier by Excalibur Army equipped with the Belgium Cockerill CT-CV 105 high-pressure gun with an advanced autoloader able to fire the long-range Falarick 105 gun-launched anti-tank guided missile (GLATGM).

The new wheeled armoured fighting vehicle is equipped with a Cockerill CT-CV 105HP Weapon System (gun and turret). With this type of vehicle, the Indonesian army will have an high mobility vehicle with fire power of a main battle tank.

The Cockerill CT-CV 105 turret uses NATO 105mm ammunition, special ammunition and the Falarick 105 gun-launched ATGW to deliver highly flexible, precise, organic fire-support to high-mobility forces. Applicable to both tracked and wheeled vehicles, the system offers precise direct and indirect engagement.

Due to its limited recoil, high/low angles of firing (-10° to +42°), this fully stabilised system is particularly well suited to the demands of modern operations in urban and difficult terrains including beyond-line-of-sight engagements.

Back-up devices are foreseen to allow continued use of the turret in case of loss of electrical power supply.

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