AMX 30 AuF2 - Harder, Better, Further, Longer

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The AMX AuF2 is an upgrade program over the AuF1 standard which allowed for the installation of a L52 gun an improved autoloader and an MRSI capability in the AuF1 turret in the early 2000s. The sole prototype is currently stored at the 240e artillery regiment. The was made in around 2003 and little is known after that as the order of production AuF2 was cancelled in favour of Cesar artillery systems (which have the same L52 gun). The AuF2 was to be the upgraded version of the AuF1 TA, with which it shares many components such as the same chassis, engine refit, transmission refit, newer networked fire control system, new battery pack replacing the APU (which were a thing on AuF1s H,T and TM) , and muzzle velocity radar (which was actually an option used since prototypes AuF1s).

The AuF2 is an AMX30B2 standard chassis (E9 + ENC 200) with an improved turret. Just like its Au F1 TA cousin, the turret is 12cm higher than the original Au F1 due to the larger engine.

The armour is standard AMX 30 chassis as the one found ingame.

The chassis is now 46 tonnes loaded with a Renault MACK E9 engine (750hp) and a SESM ENC 200 transmission. Hp/t is hence 16.3, not great not too bad.

Crew is 4 with 1 commander, 1 gunner, 1 driver and 1 radio-operator/backup loader

The L52 gun is capable of -4/+70° and has the MRSI capability allowing it to fire the first three rounds in 15 second (5 sec reload).

The gun accepts any NATO standard ammunition however GIAT has its own range of ammunition such as OE F2 (used on AuF1) and/or OE F3 (all can be fitted with different fuses such as normal PD or radioVT fuze), GIAT/Bofords BONUS TopDown AT round (in service : ACED F1 or F2 depending on version)

Quick Recap from ARTI n°11 for early 2000s classic french artillery shell and fuzes

OE CCR F1 (first round used on AuF1)

OE F2/OE F2 RTC (used on AUF1)

OE F3

OGR F1 (bomblet carrier)

OFUM F1 and F2A (Smoke)

OECL F1 (ILLUM)

Not included are

ACED F1 (and/or F2) “BONUS” (F1) “BONUS Mk2” (F2)

(Proxy) RALEC F3 = 1st electric proxy fuze for AuF1 ( RA LEC F1 (aka FR 55 TRT) and F2 were for 105mm (F1) and pre-GCT 155mm (F2))

RALEC F5 = modernized F3

FUCHSIA = fuze for O 155 ACED-F1 “BONUS” and O 155 ACED-F2 “BONUS 2” (BONUS 1 = IR terminal guidance, BONUS 2 = IR + LIDAR terminal guidance)

SPEC RECAP

Mass 46 t
Length 11-12m (estimated with new L52 gun)
4m88 m
Width 3m10
Height 3m30
Crew

4 (Commander, gunner, radio-backup loader and driver)
Armour 10–80 mm RHA
Main
armament
155 mm CN 155 GCT L/52 (5 sec reload)
Secondary
armament
1× 12.7 mm AA machine gun (mount kept)
4× smoke grenade dischargers
Engine Renault E9 (750 hp) with SESM ENC 200 transmission
Power/weight 16.3 hp/t
Maximum speed 60km/h

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Picture of the storage : Amicale des anciens des 40e et 240e régiment d’artillerie (Thanks @LeGrandSarrazin for finding that one)

GIAT Sales catalogue 2004

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AMX 30 Family

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Terry Gander, Autoloading and 52 are ont he trend

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Jane’s armour and artillery 2011-2012

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Capitaine Luc Billa, ARTI n°11 magazine (July 2008). ( displayed shells)
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Global Security
https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/europe/auf2.htm

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It look so nice, now that we have vidar in game, why not this one with the big canon :P.

Btw why AuF2 picture are so rare ?

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Is it equipped with a laser rangefinder?

nice HE gun for France.

Would be nice to see with prototype 2S19

Is the “fires three rounds in 15 seconds” thing like the vidar, where it includes the round it has already loaded, for a reload time of 7.5 seconds?

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LOOOONG boi! +1

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Huge +1

Lets get this and the NLOS for USA. More long loooong maaaaaaan!

GAIJIN PLEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE!!!
I beg you I beg you I beg you

No, but only because the overpressure mechanic demands further iteration opon.
But I seriously doubt that’s ever going to happen, volumetric has seen 1 update (that I know of) and we’ve had it for how many years?
And volumetric could still be ALOT better.