Tuesday, December 28, 2010

"Donar" 155-mm Self-Propelled Howitzer 1:35

the Donar 155-mm self-propelled howitzer was jointly developed by Kraus-Maffei Wegmann and General Dynamics. It was revealed in 2008. This artillery system is named after Germanic pagan god of thunder. A more well-known Scandinavian name is Thor. This artillery system was designed as faster, lighter, more powerful and more efficient artillery system than the PzH 2000 SPH. The Donar is a further development of the Artillery Gun Module (AGM). The Donar has already completed a series of trials. Unlike the AGM this new system is aimed at the export market.

The Donar is fitted with rotating turret, armed with a 155-mm / L52 howitzer, fitted with a fully-automatic ammunition loading and handling system. This SPH is fitted with new automatic breech-block drive. Vehicle has a crew of only two men. It has similar performance to the PzH 2000, however it significantly lighter and is cheaper to build. Ammunition load of the Donar was reduced to 30 rounds. Maximum range of fire depends on projectile and charge combination. It is 30 km with standard and 40 km with rocket assisted projectile, however using the South African VLAP projectile a range of 56 km can be achieved. Maximum rate of fire is 6 rounds per minute, however this might be increased to 8 in production systems.

The Donar is capable of Multiple Round Simultaneous Impact (MRSI) firing. This artillery system can fire four rounds that hit one target simultaneously. Vehicle is fitted with modern fire control system.

Prototype of the Donar lacks defensive weapons, however It is claimed that production variant will be fitted with secondary armament.

Armored crew cabin provides protection against small arms fire and artillery shell splinters. Protection can be enhanced by add-on armor kit. Mine protection kit is optional. Vehicle is fitted with NBC protection and automatic fire suppression systems.

This artillery system uses modified chassis of the General Dynamics ASCOD 2 IFV. Vehicle is fitted with an MTU diesel engine, developing 720 hp and auxiliary power unit. It is worth mentioning that Donar turret can be mounted on a variety of wheeled and tracked vehicles. This artillery system can be airlifted by the Airbus A400M, however it is too large for current C-130 Hercules and C-160 Trasall.

3d modeling
testbuildturret assembly

provide 360 rotation and 70 degree gun angle

cabin assembly

engine assemblygun rotor assembly

wheel assembly


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  1. @kang fai
    makasih kk, PIN bebehnya dong?mo poto2 ama justin bleber neh...^^

  2. Thank you! As always it is a good model. Already downloaded. Waiting for instructions

  3. nice designs and work ... keep going ... congratulations ... San Diego Social Media

  4. Bob Jones (in Victoria,BC)January 13, 2011 at 11:12 PM

    Looks like beautiful models...can download the instructions but not the models....any models. How do I do this?
    Thanks and keep making those lovely models...

    Bob Jones (in Victoria,BC)

  5. @konvarion and San Diego Social Media
    thanks friend sorry for the delayed
    just click the "here" button..have fun

  6. your story was so very cool thanks for your ideas ... very interesting skills I really like this ... congratulations...

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  7. @Geek Shop
    you're welcome friend