On March, 23rd in Primorskiy Territory, the Marine artillerymen carried out shooting practices and tactical maneuvers with the 2S1 Gvozdika, a Soviet 122-mm self-propelled howitzer.
On the way to the firing ground.
This motorcade of armored personnel carriers returnes to the base after another exercise.
Those are 122-mm self-propelled howitzers Gvozdika.
The warriors are waiting for the exercise to begin.
The first volley is fired.
The 2S1 has seven road wheels on each side; the running gear can be fitted with different widths of track to match terrain. The interior is separated into a driver’s compartment on the left, an engine compartment on the right and a fighting compartment to the rear.
The 2S1 has seven road wheels on each side; the running gear can be fitted with different widths of track to match terrain.
The entire battery begins to fire.
The exercise is over. Let’s take a closer look at the howitzer.
Within the fighting compartment the commander sits on the left, the loader on the right and the gunner to the front.
The ammunition is kept in the rear of the howitzer.
The howitzer’s armoring protects it from 7.62-mm armor-piercing bullets fired from a distance of 300 m.
The command post.
From up here, the top brass could watch the practice shoot and coordinate actions.