HC Deb 26 March 1985 vol 76 c180W
20. Mr. McWilliam

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if it will be possible to fire the American W82 shell from the British/German/Italian FH70 howitzer.

Mr. Butler

Although the W82 shell is the same calibre as the FH70 howitzer, we have made no attempt to ascertain whether in fact the shell is suitable for use with the FH70. In any case, the question does not arise, since the FH70 howitzer in United Kingdom service has no nuclear role and is not intended to be a nuclear delivery system.