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GH N45 Howitzer

NORICUM GHN-45 is a 155mm 45-caliber towed field howitzer featuring longer range than competition. Produced in Austria it was introduced in the early 1980s. GHN-45 gun howitzer can hit targets at ranges of up to 40 kilometers. It was widely uses by Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s. Afterwards it was employed by Iraq against the coalition forces during the Gulf War in 1991.

T129

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The ATAK programme was begun to meet the Turkish Armed Forces’ requirements for an attack and tactical reconnaissance helicopter. Turkey announced on 30 March 2007 that it had decided to negotiate with Agusta Westland to co-develop and produce 51 (with 40 options) attack helicopters based on the Agusta A129 Mangusta. It is to be assembled in Turkey by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) as the T-129. On 7 September 2007

– General characteristics
– Crew:2: pilot and co-pilot/gunner
– Length: 13.45 m (44 ft 1 in)/ Height: 3.4 m (11 ft 2in)
– Rotor diameter: 11.90 m (39 ft 0 in)
– Disc area: 111.22m2 (1,197.25 ft2)
– Empty weight: 2,350 kg
– Max. takeoff weight: 5,000 kg (11,023 lb)
– Powerplant: 2 x LHTEC CTS800-4A turboshaft, 1,014 kW (1,361 shp) each
– Propellers: 5-bladed main rotor
– Performance
– Maximun speed: 278 km/h (151 knots, 174 mph)
– Cruise speed: 269 km/h (145 konts, 167 mph)
– Range: 561 km (303 nmi, 341 mi)
– Ferry range: 1,000 km (540 nmi,620 mi)
– Service ceiling: 6,096 m (20,000 ft)
– Rate of climb: 14.0 m/s (2,750 ft/min)