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Ammunition
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ARTILLERY AMMUNITION
155mm LU 107
MISSION
The LU 107 HE artillery shell while especially
fitted for 39 caliber guns takes advantages
of the technical progress derived from the
52 caliber technologies in terms of accuracy,
capability and safety. Compared to the
well known M107 artillery shell, this new
product based on a similar ballistics features
an extended range thanks to its design
compatible with a full charge firing (more
than 20%).
To be able to meet specific requirements, different LU 107 versions are offered:
• 
conventional explosive version,
• 
insensitive munition version (IM),
• 
reduced range version for training.
This shell can also be fired in 45 and 52 caliber gun with a modular charge system (limited to
zone 5).
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
M107 profile
Maximum range (km) in 39 caliber gun
22 (+22%)
Secured sealing for conventional explosive version
STATUS
Qualified.
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