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All Hozwitters around the World.

152mm ShKH Dana


 

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Bofors Tridon







(it was called TriKA in the coastal artillery)
 

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SERBIA





Технички подаци

Fairing range (м)---------------------15.300 m
Speed----6+ projectiles per minute
Autonomy (км)-------------500+ km
 

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Norinco Type 96 122 mm amphibious SPH.mounted on a ZDB 05 amphibious chassis



 

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the soviet supergun

meet the 406mm(yes you read that right 406mm) KONDENSATOR 2P



The Kondensator 2P an old soviet 406mm gun with an range of 28 km. It was built in the late fifties as an answer to the US 280mm atomicgun. Its twin, the Oka was armed with an 420 mm breech loaded mortar. They were both built on an T-10 chassis.
 

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Chinese Norinco SH-1



chinese truck based 155mm/52 cal sph
 

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2S3 M-1973 Akatsiya (Acacia)
152-mm Self-Propelled Gun-Howitzer
Alternative Designations 152-mm 2S3M Akatsiya
Date of Introduction 1973
Proliferation At least 8 countries
Description
Crew 4
Platform (chassis) Modified SA-4 Ganef
Combat Weight (mt) 27.5
Chassis Length Overall (m) 7.75
Height Overall (m) 3.13
Width Overall (m) 3.21
Automotive Performance
Engine Type 520-hpV-59 V-12 multi-fuel diesel
Cruising Range (km) 450 km
Speed (km/h)
Max Road 60
Max Off-Road 25
Cross-Country INA
Max Swim N/A
Fording Depth (m) 1.00
Emplacement Time (min) 3
Displacement Time (min) 3
Radio R-123M
Protection
Armor, Turret (mm) 20
Armor Turret Top (mm) 15
Armor Hull (mm) INA
Self-Entrenching Blade Yes
NBC Protection System Yes
Smoke Equipment No
ARMAMENT
Main Armament
Caliber, Type, Name 152-mm, 2A33
Barrel Length (cal) 34
Rate of Fire (rpm)
Burst 4
Normal 3
Sustained 1
Fire from Ground INA
Loader Type Semiautomatic
Breech Type Vertical sliding wedge
Muzzle Brake Type Double baffle
Traverse (°)
Left 360
Right 360
Total 360
Elevation (°) (-/+) -4/+60°
Auxiliary Weapon
Caliber, Type, Name 7.62-mm machinegun PKT
Mount Type Bow (ball-mounted)
Direct Fire Range (m) 1000
Max Effective Range (m)`
Day 1000 /400-500 on the move
Night 800
Fire on Move Yes
Rate of Fire (rpm) 650 (cyclic)
FIRE CONTROL
Indirect Fire PG-4 Panoramic Telescope (PANTEL)
Direct Fire OP 5-38
Collimator K-1
Gun Display Unit None
Fire Control Computer None
VARIANTS
2S3M1 Upgrade of 2S3M
MAIN ARMAMENT AMMUNITION
Caliber, Type, Name
152-mm Frag-HE, OF32
Indirect Fire Range (m)
Minimum Range 4600
Maximum Range 17,400
Complete Projectile Weight (kg) 43.56 (OF25)
Muzzle Velocity 655 m/s
Fuze Type V-90 PD
152-mm, HEAT, BP-540
Direct Fire Range (m)
Minimum Range 0
Maximum Range 1000
Armor Penetration (mm) INA
Complete Projectile Weight (kg) 27.00
Muzzle Velocity 655 m/s
Fuze Type GPV-3 PD 152-mm Frag-HE, OF-96
Indirect Fire Range (m)
Minimum Range INA
Maximum Range 24,400
Complete Projectile Weight (kg) 43.56 (OF-64)
Muzzle Velocity INA
Fuze Type PD
Other Ammunition Types DPICM, DPICM-BB, Incendiary, Chemical, Flechette, Semi-active laser-guided Krasnopol-M Frag-HE
 

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another soviet giant

2S7 203-mm Self-Propelled Gun
The large 2S7 chassis is the largest armored vehicle in the current Russian inventory, with seven dual rubber-tired road wheels, drive sprocket at the front and the idler at the rear. Six track-return rollers support the inside of the track only. Large stowage boxes are mounted along either side of the hull. The fully enclosed forward crew compartment accomodates the commander, driver and two other crew members. A large rear-mounted hydraulic spade is lowered to the ground before firing. Standard equipment includes an overpressure NBC protection system and night vision equipment.

The 203-mm gun, which lacks either a fume extractor or a muzzle brake, is mounted at the rear of the hull. One piston of the recoil brake and recuperator is located on the gun with the other two pistons beneath, limiting recoil to a maximum of 1400-mm. The 203-mm gun is held in position when traveling by a manually operated lock on top of the cab. The 203-mm rifled gun, designated the 2A44, is fitted with a screw type breech block fitted with a large power-assisted loader. The 2S7 ammunition-handling system enables a rate of fire of 2 rds/min to be achieved.

Ammunition is of the separate loading type, with a total of four projectiles and charges being carried for immediate use. The remainder of the ammunition load is carried by another vehicle, usually a truck. The standard HE round, designated the ZOF 43, weighs 43 kg with a maximum muzzle velocity of 960 m/s and a maximum range of 37.5 km. In addition to the HE projectile other types of projectile can reportedly be fired including concrete-piercing, tactical nuclear and possibly chemical.





 

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another russian gun

2S5 152-mm GIATSINT SELF-PROPELLED GUN


The chassis of the 2S5 is of all-welded steel armor construction that is believed to have a maximum thickness of 15-mm so providing the crew with protection from small arms fire and shell splinters. A dozer blade is mounted under the nose of the 2S5. This is used for clearing obstacles and preparing firing positions without specialized engineer support. Mounted externally on the forward part of the cupola is a 7.62-mm machine gun that can be operated by remote-control with a white light searchlight being mounted on the left side. The commander is provided with periscopes and other viewing devices. The long-barreled 152-mm ordnance, which is fitted with a five part multi-baffle muzzle brake, is mounted externally on the roof at the rear and when traveling is held in position by a travel lock. When deployed in the firing position a large spade is lowered to the ground to provide a more stable firing platform. The 2S5 takes three minutes to come into action and a similar time to come out of action. Ammunition is of the separate loading type, for example projectile and charge, and crew fatigue is reduced by means of a semi-automatic loading system. This consists of an electrically driven chain rammer located to the left of the breech which, when not required folds back through 90° so that it is parallel to the breech and the projectile and charge-loading system. The latter is pivoted on the right side and has a projectile tray and a charge tray. The projectile and charge are loaded in the trays and then swung upwards through almost 90° where the rammer first rams the projectile then the charge. The 2S5 can be supplied with ammunition from either on board via the rear of the vehicle or from ammunition on the ground. A total of 30 projectiles and charges is carried with the projectiles being stowed vertically in a carousel device in the left side of the rear compartment with the 30 charges to the right in three rows of 10. Each row of 10 charges is also stowed vertically and they are on a horizontal conveyor belt that returns under the floor of the vehicle. The charge consists of a conventional cartridge case containing the actual charge and once fired the breech automatically opens and the spent cartridge case is ejected. Maximum range, firing conventional ammunition is 28500-m while a range of 40000-m can be achieved using a rocket-assisted projectile. In addition to the normal high explosive fragmentation projectile which weighs 46 kg, with propellant and cartridge weighing a maximum of 34 kg, other types include chemical, concrete-piercing, improved conventional munitions and tactical nuclear. A unit of fire is 60 rounds. The mechanical ammunition-handling system enables a maximum rate of fire of 5-6 rds/min to be achieved. Standard equipment for the 2S5 includes an NBC system and infra-red night equipment for the driver and commander.


 

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from South africa

G5 155mm 45-calibre, towed gun howitzer






 

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from south africa once again

G6 Rhino
155mm SELF-PROPELLED GUN-HOWITZER





 

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PlZ45 155mm SPH





Here is the SPH in Kuwaiti service :)






Crew: 5
Combat weight: 33t
Dimension: (Length) 10.52m; (width) 3.30m; (height with AAMG) 3.52m; (height without AAMG) 2.60m
Anti-NBC: Collective
Fire-Supression System: Yes
Calibre: 155mm
Barrel Length: 45 calibre
Barrel Life: 2,500 firings
Maximum Firing Range: (High Explosive or HE): 24km; (Extended Range Full Bore, or ERFB) 30km; (Extended Range Full Bore, Hollow Base, Base Bleed, or ERFB-HB-BB) 39km
Rate of Fire: intense 4~5 rounds/min; sustained 2 rounds/min
Loading system: semi-automatic
Fire Control: Direct or indirect firing with electro-optical sighting system for day/night operations; onboard computer; GPS
Second Weapon: 12.7 mm anti-aircraft machine gun
Smoke Grenade: Two sets of 4-barrel launchers
Onboard Ammunition Load: (155mm) 30; (12.7mm) 480
 

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