MKE's Fırtına Blows Silently

MKE's Fırtına Blows Silently
MKE's Fırtına Blows Silently
MKE's Fırtına Blows Silently

Mechanical and Chemical Industry Incorporated Company (MKE A.Ş.) presented its Hybrid engine Fırtına (Storm) howitzer at IDEF 21.


The 155 calibre howitzer has an electric engine which enables it to move a 48.4-ton vehicle silently.  As a demo, the howitzer moved almost two meters forward and backwards in the IDEF hall eight. No one, even other exhibitors in the same hall, noticed that an almost 50-tonne vehicle was moving next to them. The howitzer was moving very silent because it was placed on the sand. The engine was silently working as it is an electric one.

There are three different types of Fırtına howitzer. MKE has produced two types. One is produced back in 2009, and the other is produced recently in cooperation with ASFAT. The third howitzer is the product of BMC and is called the next generation.

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Technical Specifications of Fırtına Howitzer






DIESEL
HYBRID
Engine Type
MT-881 Ka-500
ELECTRIC 2P2S
Engine Power
1.000 HP (735 KW)
 1.300 HP (1.000 kW)
Torque
3,030 Nm
10,000 Nm
Engine Speed
2.320 rpm
3.000 rpm
Engine Displacement
18.2 Liters
2.8 Liters (generator)
Transmission
Allison X1100-5 Automatic
-
Number of Gears 
4 Forward, 2 Reverse
1 Forward, 1 Reverse
Vehicle Weight
47 Tons
48.4 Tons
Top Speed
65 km/h
60 km/h (± 10km/h)
Acceleration
0-30 km/h 7 seconds
0-30 km/h 6 seconds
Gradient
60%
60%
Side Slope
40%
40%
Fuel
Diesel
Diesel (generator)
Range (15km/h)
500 km
500 km (± 50km)
Range (Full Load)
226 km
300 km (± 30km)
Consumption (Full Load)
161 Lt/h 32 litres
100km 5.5 kW/km
Engine Weight
1.400 Kg
680 kg
Power/Weight Ratio
21 HP/ton
28 HP/ton
Battery Pack Capacity
-
357.12kWh (595.2Vdc)
Charge Time
-
4 hours
Generator Capacity
-
2x38kW
Fuel Tank
1.500 Lt
250 Lt
Maintenance Interval
100 hours
900 hours