Russia to start testing its new cell 152mm howitzer

Russian state media is reporting that the 2S43 Malva self-propelled artillery system on the wheeled chassis will start testing this 12 months.

At the moment, the schedule of labor on the latest self-propelled artillery system 2S43 Malva has been authorized.

A report from the Russian newspaper Izvestia acknowledged that the doc was ready on the finish of final 12 months. In keeping with this schedule, the builders of the distinctive howitzer, as a part of the event work (ROC) “Nabrosok” by the tip of 2020, had been to conduct the primary firing. Testing is anticipated to start in spring or early summer season this 12 months.

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The brand new Malva self-propelled artillery gun primarily based on the wheeled chassis of the BAZ 8×8 platform.

The first weapon is a 152mm cannon, geared up with a muzzle brake and a recoil system. The ammunition capability of the self-propelled gun is 30 shells and the utmost firing vary is roughly 24.5 km.

The 32t automobile is operated by 5 crew members, the driving force, the commander, and three gunners.

The self-propelled howitzer is designed to defeat armoured automobiles, tanks, tactical nuclear weapons, anti-tank weapons, artillery and mortar batteries, enemy manpower and tools, amenities, air protection missile techniques, in addition to command and management facilities.

CORRECTION: Story corrected to notice that Malva is a 152mm self-propelled artillery system. 

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