Battery of AS90s of 1 Artillery Brigade, Otterburn Training Area, North Yorkshire, 2015
Digital photograph by Simon Longworth, Royal Logistic Corps, 2015.
The AS90, designed and built by Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Limited, was adopted by the British Army in the early 1990s to replace its ageing Abbott and M109 self-propelled guns. The AS90 is operated by the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Artillery and was used in action in Iraq from 2003.
The AS90 is operated by a crew of five and is fitted with a 155 mm L31 39 calibre gun with a range of up to 30 km. Its automated loading system allows the gun to fire in rapid bursts or to deliver a sustained hour-long bombardment of two rounds per minute.
From a collection of digital photographs relating to British Army armour and artillery, 2014-2015.
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National Army Museum, Study collection