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Ukranians fire self-propelled howitzers in Kharkiv region
« on: May 09, 2022, 07:10:34 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeRLTMj6iNA

Ukrainian soldiers fired self-propelled howitzers at Russian targets in Kharkiv region on Saturday (May 7).

Video shot by Reuters showed howitzers pounding targets as smoke rose from the area.

Earlier on Saturday, Russian forces shelled settlements in the northeast, near Ukraine's second largest city Kharkiv. The attacks blew up three road bridges to slow counter-offensive actions by the Ukrainian forces, Ukraine's general staff said.



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Re: Ukranians fire self-propelled howitzers in Kharkiv region
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2022, 01:21:35 AM »
2S1 M-1974 Gvodzika (Carnation) 122-mm Self-Propelled Howitzer

https://man.fas.org/dod-101/sys/land/row/2s1.htm

While the chassis of the 2S1 somewhat resembles that of the PT-76, it is essentially a new design, derived from the MT-LB chassis. The 2S1 has seven road wheels (versus six for either PT-76 or MT-LB) and no return rollers, with the drive sprocket at the front and the idler at the rear. As with the MT-LB, two different widths of track can be fitted, the wider tracks lowering the ground pressure and facilitating travel over soft terrain. The amphibious 2S1 is driven through the water by its tracks.

The boat-like hull contains the engine compartment at the right front and the driver's compartment at the left front, with the driver's hatch to the left of the gun tube. The fighting compartment in the rear of the hull is topped by a low-silhouette, rotating turret. Atop the all-welded turret are the commander's cupola (with single hatch cover) on the left and the loader's hatch on the right. The gunner, also located in the left side of the turret, has no hatch. The commander and driver have IR night sighting equipment, but there is no IR gunnery equipment. An interesting feature on the turret is the tear-drop shaped port cover on the left front near the gunner's position. The 2S1 has a direct fire sight besides its panoramic telescope. The vehicle is fitted with a collective NBC overpressure and filtration protective system.

The long 122-mm howitzer mounted on the rounded front of the turret is derived from the towed 122-mm howitzer D-30. The double-baffle muzzle brake is flush with the forward edge of the hull, and the bore evacuator is located midway along the tube.

The 2S1 can be quickly distinguished from the 152-mm self-propelled howitzer 2S3 by the smaller turret and less massive gun on the 2S1. The 2S1 also has a single unit shield for the recoil-recuperator mechanism above the tube, while the 2S3 has two separate cylinders above the tube. Also, the tube of the 2S1 does not extend beyond the front of the vehicle, while the 2S3 tube does.

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Re: Ukranians fire self-propelled howitzers in Kharkiv region
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2022, 01:22:46 AM »
JMTG-U Ukrainian 2S1 Howitzer 
HD Video by 1st Lt. Kayla Christopher   |  45th Infantry Brigade C. Team

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tlj6g3puBfw

03.29.2017  --  Artillerymen from the 45th Infantry Brigade C. Team, Oklahoma Army National Guard supervise the firing of the Ukrainian, 122 mm, self-propelled howitzer, the 2S1 Gvozdika, during a combined-arms battalion live-fire exercise held at the Yavoriv Training Center located on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine on March 29, 2017. The Oklahoma Guardsmen are deployed in support of Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, a mission geared towards training and professionalizing the Ukrainian army and developing Ukrainian training center staff.