Friday, February 23, 2024

Ukrainian forces destroy two Russian howitzers in precise strike

The Ukrainian troops claim to have struck two Russian 152mm 2S19 Msta-S self-propelled howitzers in the Donetsk region.

Footage released by the Ukrainian Armed Forces shows two explosions and fires burning at a site where spotted two howitzers.

According to information collected by OSINT analysts, the Msta-S howitzers went up in smoke after a direct hit from two Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) rockets.

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The Tendar Twitter user suggested that Russian heavy artillery systems were part of the Russian defense north of Novopetrykivka, and as such can be considered critical losses.

The 2S19 Msta-S is a self-propelled howitzer designed by the Soviet Union, which entered service in 1989 as the successor to the 2S3 Akatsiya. It is armed with a 152 mm/L47 howitzer, which is similar to that used on the 2A65 Msta-B towed howitzer.

In the Russian Army, the 2S19 is normally deployed in batteries of six guns. Each regiment would normally have three batteries to give a total strength of 18 2S19 systems.

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Dylan Malyasov
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