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The shown M109L52 variant, first revealed 2002, was joinly developed by Dutch firm RDM and German firm Rheinmetall.
As an Combat Efficiency Upgrade, the L52 version features the longer caliber L52-cannon as used in the German PzH 2000, replacing the former M126 series gun.
Thus enabling the use of MTLS ammunition of the PzH 2000.
In addition, improvements to the loading system were made, resulting in an increased rate of fire to 9–10 rds/min, outclassing the original 3 rds/min.“
… says private photographer Totonninix