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Ammunition
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ARTILLERY AMMUNITION
155mm LU 211
INSENSITIVE OR CONVENTIONAL VERSION
MISSION
The LU 211 HE shell provides a long-range
fire capability. It engages targets at a range of
30km with NATO standard 155mm/39 caliber
guns (M109, M198...), and at a range of 40km
with 155mm/52 caliber guns (CAESAR®,
PZH2000...) meeting the requirements of
JB MoU and NABK standards. The efficiency
of the LU 211 HB and BB versions, based
on a same standard shell body (blast and
fragmentation), is more than twice that
conventional 155mm shells, irrespective of
angle of impact or burst height. In addition, its piercing/penetration capability gives an excellent
performance when used as an anti-structure ammunition.
The LU 211 Shell can be filled with High Explosive like TNT, compo B and EIDS* XF 13 333
explosive composition for the insensitive version called LU 211 IM.
This version is fully IM compliant with the STANAG 4439.
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
LU 211 HB
LU 211 BB
Tabular weight with fuze (kg)
43.25
44.65
Length without fuze (mm)
769
771
Maximum range (km)
30
40
STATUS
In service.
* EIDS: Extremely Insensitive Detoning Substance.
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