Thursday, February 29, 2024

Ukraine to re-start production of the Soviet 122-mm self-propelled howitzer

Ukraine is in the process of evaluating whether to re-start production of the Soviet 122-mm self-propelled howitzer and to start developing a new artillery system.

Before the Soviet 2S1¬†Gvozdika produced in Kharkov at Kharkov Tractor Plant and now in National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine is in the process of evaluating whether to re-start production 122-mm self-propelled howitzer. Kharkov Tractor Plant in the pilot project has received an order for partial modernization of self-propelled artillery system 2S1 “Gvozdika ” for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, reports military-informant.com.

The first prototype was ready in 1969. The 2S1 entered service with the Soviet Army in the early 1970s and was first seen in public at a Polish Army parade in 1974. The vehicle was deployed in large numbers (72 per tank division, 36 per motorized rifle division).

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If the experiment goes well it can begin to develop a new artillery system.

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