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Ammunition
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ARTILLERY AMMUNITION
155mm BONUS MkII
TARGET DETECTION ANTI-ARMOURED VEHICLE SHELL
MISSION
BONUS MkII is a 155mm artillery shell
designed for in-depth engagement of enemy
armoured vehicles. Its two top-attack smart
warheads destroy all main battle tanks and
moving targets of the modern battlefield.
As a fully interoperable shell, BONUS MkII
can be fired by all current and future artillery
systems compliant with the JB MoU standard,
including 52 caliber, as well as by other
systems with their respective propellant
charges. The BONUS MkII shell’s distinctive
feature is its unrivalled hit probability, which has been demonstrated during numerous
production acceptation firings, together with French and Swedish Army’s firings.
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
SHELL
Weight without fuze
44.6kg
Length without fuze
898mm
Maximum range
NATO 39 caliber artillery: 27km
NATO 52 caliber artillery: 35km
WARHEAD (TWO PER SHELL)
Weight
6.5kg
Descent rate
45m/s
Spin rate
15 revolutions/s
Search area
32,000m
2
per charge (64,000m
2
per shell)
STATUS
In service.
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