Melara presents a full-size model of its 127/64 LW Light Weight Naval
Gun at Euronaval 2012.
International Naval Defence & Maritime Exhibition, Euronaval 2012,
the Italian Company OTO MELARA presents a full-size model of its 127/64
LW Light Weight Naval Gun Mount. The 127/64LW gun is used on board for
the Italian FREMM and the German F125 frigates. This rapid fire gun
can be installed on large and medium size ships, for surface fire and
naval gunfire support, with anti-aircraft fire as its secondary role.
127/64 LW Light Weight Naval Gun Mount full-size model at Euronaval
compactness of the gun feeding system makes possible the installation
on narrow section crafts.
The gun can fire all standard
127mm/5 inches ammunition including the new Vulcano long range guided
VULCANO is a family of Extended Range (ER) unguided ammunition and
Long Range (LR) guided ammunition for the 127mm naval guns and 155mm
land artillery system. VULCANO is a new and emerging technology based
upon a fin stabilized airframe with canard control for terminal guidance;
mechanical interfaces are same than standard 127mm ammunition. Various
configurations for VULCANO projectiles are available for 127mm naval
gun as unguided extended range multirole ammunition, guided long range
ammunition with IR seeker and autonomous IMU / GPS guided ammunition.
Modular automatic feeding
magazines allow the firing of manifold different and immediately selectable
types of ammunition; the magazines (four drums, 14 ready to fire ammunitions
each) can be reloaded while the mount is in operation.
An ammunition manipulator
system is available to transport projectiles and propelling charge
from the main ammunition store to the feeding magazines which are
Ammunition flow is reversible
and rounds can be unloaded from the gun automatically.
The gun console includes the Vulcano module for the use of guided
ammunition that allows the initialization of the guided ammunition
navigation system and the computation of firing solutions for naval