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Graeme

Want a silencer for your M109?

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Found this pic while looking for something else...I don't know anything about it (I don't even know if its a genuine bit of kit or not) but I think it is a some sort of noise reduction equipment under test, somewhere in Germany?

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Think it's real - it's at a location where they need to keep the noise down. Not sure if they use blanks or live rounds though. In that pic, I hope it's blanks, as otherwise he might blow the side out of the thing! :S

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Thats not an M109 but a German Panzerhaubitze 2000 ("Armoured howitzer 2000") their version of the AS90.

And yes the silencer is real. Dont know why they bothered with the camo though?

Julien

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Forget the silencer, just run up and down the street without one, someones going to get peed off anyway!

Colin on the Africa Station

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The silencer resembles a rude shape, does it not?

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The silencer resembles a rude shape, does it not?

Mmmmmm surely we're not the only ones to believe this? :evil_laugh:

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Thats not an M109 but a German Panzerhaubitze 2000 ("Armoured howitzer 2000") their version of the AS90.

You are wrong.

It is a M109, please look closer.

I think it is to test the muzzle velocity, could be wrong though.

Malcolm

Edited by Malcolm Shaw

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Thats not an M109 but a German Panzerhaubitze 2000 ("Armoured howitzer 2000") their version of the AS90.

And yes the silencer is real. Dont know why they bothered with the camo though?

Julien

Julien,

Although I originally titled the thread "...PzH2000", on closer inspection, especially of the turret which has a very squared shape, it's clearly an M109; and while the AS90 and PzH2000 fulfil the same role, they are entirely different designs so one is not a 'version' of the other.

Graeme

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On 08/06/2012 at 13:54, Julien said:

Thats not an M109 but a German Panzerhaubitze 2000 ("Armoured howitzer 2000") their version of the AS90.

And yes the silencer is real. Dont know why they bothered with the camo though?

Julien

Sorry, but it a M109A2 (G)  , I used to be in 27 Field Regiment RA so I know that had M109A2 in Lippstadt, Germany in the mid 80s

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