ikalugin wrote:Archer is not considered?
Massive failure, system does not work as advertised.
IIRC the issues were: Weight, gun stability, no MRSI capability, lacks a functioning reload vehicle.
So we're doing shelfware instead.
orcbuster wrote:Norways official defense magazine (no digital link) cites the following reasons for the cancellation of Archer: They say they don't want to provide very specific details but here's the gist of it.
Gun instability. Gun is not stable during firing due to the platform and this results in inaccuracy.while it could fire 3 shots in 9 seconds it could not do so with any sustained accuracy.
Second is weight. Its too heavy for the wheeled chassis, especially for deep snow. It also has problems crossing many norwegian Bridges removing many advanages of the wheeled system.
Third: delivery of the critical ammo resupply system has broken down completely as the company responsible for delivering and developing it has gone bankrupt.
Suffice to say the norwegian military has lost complete faith in the system and that Sweden has lost an enormous amount of competence in the artillery theory field since bofors was aquired by BAE