An image revealed by the French blog Lemamouth ( http://lemamouth.blogspot.ca/2012/05...que-filii.html ) , show an US mini version of the French Caesar artillery system using a 105mm howitzer. This system has not yet named but according the blog source could be use in Afghanistan as a mobile fire support plateform. The british and Chinese have their own mobile system, now the US army.
I think he meant "Son of the French Caesar in the US Army"... but frankly I fail to see the specific relation between the Caesar and this, apart from both being a truck with a cannon on it. Well, both are apparently built by French defense companies, but... it looks like a joke: nowhere to store the ammo, no visible user interface
Besides, the blog post (which comes from a reliable journalist) does not mention the US Army. It's just the uniforms in the photo.
So they reinvented the MOBAT?
Looks like a reinvented M3GMC without the rear tracks
If it's the son of the Caesar Artillery system shouldn't it be called the Caesarion Artillery system...
Looks like a modern version of the Laffly W-15 TCC, minus the armour..
The Son of Caesar was murdered by Augustus so watch out...
I confused. Is this something the US Army is actually adopting or what?
Crew: 3 (emergency operations 2)
Armament: 105mm 27 caliber cannon
Propellant: Standard NATO (M67)
Maximum range (conventional): 11500 m
Maximum range (rocket assisted): 15100 m
Rate of fire: 10 - 12 rounds/minute
Rate of fire: 6 rounds per minute sustained
Weight: 1000 kg
Deployability (air): C-5, C-17, C-130, CH-47, UH-60, BlackHawk