Sunday, February 25, 2024

DMD Group unveils ZUZANA 2 advanced wheeled 155mm self propelled gun howitzer at IDET 2017

Slovak DMD GROUP unveiled its ZUZANA 2 advanced wheeled 155mm self propelled gun howitzer at the IDET 2017 exhibition in Brno, Czech Republic.

155 mm SpGH ZUZANA 2 is a self-propelled autonomous artillery system with automatic loading of ammunition, which is capable to provide effective fire by both direct and indirect aiming. The ZUZANA 2 developed by KONŠTRUKTA-Defence (part of DMD GROUP) and produced by ZTS – ŠPECIÁL primarily for the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic.

It is characterized by, high mobility, protection of the crew against NBC weapons, protection of the crew against small arms, as well as mounted weapons and ammunition fragments, protection of the crew by automatic fire-extinguisher system, far-distant range of fire, quick preparation of fire, quick transition into and out of action, high accuracy of fire, capability to carry out multiple round simultaneous impact (MRSI) missions. On board FCS enables to incorporate the weapon into superior battery C2I System.

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Technical data

  • Length 14200 mm
  • Width 3020m
  • Height 3520 mm
  • Fording depth 1400 mm
  • Combat weight  32000 kg

The main armament is 155mm/52 calibre gun, which is 8.2m-long and weighs 1,894kg. It can fire six 155mm Nato projectiles per minute in automatic mode and two rounds per minute in manual mode. It offers a minimum firing range of 5km and a maximum range of 41km with ERFB-BB shells.

The gun offers high firing accuracy and can be rotated through -3.5° / +70° in elevation angle and through ± 60° in traverse angle.

The artillery system features both direct and indirect firing capabilities and can carry up to 40 ready-to-fire projectiles and 40 powder charges in the conveyers. The conveyers can carry new types of projectiles of 1m length and can also load them into the gun automatically. The turret incorporates four smoke grenade launchers on each side for greater survivability.

155 mm 52 Cal. Self-propelled Gun Howitzer ZUZANA 2. Photo by Norbert Tomasovsky
155 mm 52 Cal. Self-propelled Gun Howitzer ZUZANA 2. Photo by Norbert Tomasovsky
155 mm 52 Cal. Self-propelled Gun Howitzer ZUZANA 2. Photo by Norbert Tomasovsky
155 mm 52 Cal. Self-propelled Gun Howitzer ZUZANA 2. Photo by Norbert Tomasovsky
155 mm 52 Cal. Self-propelled Gun Howitzer ZUZANA 2. Photo by Norbert Tomasovsky

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