In Pictures The Russian Howitzer Practice Shoot

 

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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.

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On the way to the firing ground.

This motorcade of armored personnel carriers returnes to the base after another exercise.

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Those are 122-mm self-propelled howitzers Gvozdika.

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The warriors are waiting for the exercise to begin.

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The first volley is fired.

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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.

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The 2S1 has seven road wheels on each side; the running gear can be fitted with different widths of track to match terrain.

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The entire battery begins to fire.

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The exercise is over. Let’s take a closer look at the howitzer.

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A formation.

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Within the fighting compartment the commander sits on the left, the loader on the right and the gunner to the front.

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Its commander.

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The ammunition is kept in the rear of the howitzer.

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The howitzer’s armoring protects it from 7.62-mm armor-piercing bullets fired from a distance of 300 m.

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The command post.

From up here, the top brass could watch the practice shoot and coordinate actions.

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