1/700 Scale Modern Italian Palmaria Self-Propelled Artillery x12
1/700 Scale Modern Italian Palmaria Self-Propelled Artillery x12.
- Contains x12 vehicles
- Highly detailed vehicles including accurate Surface, Track & Wheel detail.
Developed by OTO Melara for the export market, the development of the Palmaria began in 1977, with the first prototype appearing in 1981.The Palmaria’s chassis is based on the OF-40 main battle tank.
The primary armament is a 155 mm howitzer, with a secondary 7.62mm machine gun or 12.7 mm machine gun. The howitzer has an automatic loading system, providing a rate of fire of one round every 15 seconds or a burst-fire rate of three rounds every 25 seconds. The loader has 23 ready rounds, with seven more rounds stored in the hull. Including manual reloading of the charge, the overall firing rate is normally one round per minute for one hour. Intense firing is four rounds in one minute. Sustained fire is one round every three minutes for an indefinite period. A wide variety of munitions includes specially developed Simmel ammunition with a range of 24.7 km and rocket-assisted projectiles with a range of 30 km.
The turret is hydraulic with manual backup, and has 360 degree rotation with elevation limits of -4 to +70 degrees. It has its own auxiliary power supply which conserves fuel for the main engine.