Friday, December 2, 2022

Poland to unveil Krab self-propelled howitzer at military exhibition in Ukraine

The Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) will present its 155mm Krab (Crab) self-propelled howitzer during the upcoming XIV International specialized exhibition “Arms and Security – 2017” in Kyiv, Ukraine.

According to the PGZ, the Krab self-propelled howitzer will be shown on the stand of the Polish National Armed Forces.

The primary armament of the KRAB is a 155mm/52 calibre gun. It has a burst rate of fire of three rounds per ten seconds. The gun can fire 155mm Nato projectiles for a maximum range of 40km. Forty rounds of ammunition are stowed inside the turret and chassis.


The turret is mounted with a 12.7mm machine gun serving as a secondary armament for the vehicle. KRAB is also armed with a bank of four 81mm smoke grenades on either side of the turret.

This self-propelled artillery system has all-welded steel construction. Armor o provides protection against small arms fire and artillery shell splinters. It is fitted with NBC protection and automatic fire suppression system.

The Krab artillery system uses modified chassis of the Samsung Techwin Type K9 chassis, also PGZ offers a variant based on the Oplot main battle tank for Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The XIV International specialized exhibition “Arms and Security – 2017” will be held in Kyiv, Ukraine from 10 to 13 October 2017.

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