7th Zuzana 2 Wheeled Self-propelled Howitzer Delivered To Ukraine
Slovakian Protection Minister Jaro Nad stated that Slovak Republic Protection Ministry (Ministerstvo Obrany Slovenskej Republiky, MO SR) had delivered seventh Zuzana 2 wheeled self-propelled howitzer to the Armed Forces of Ukraine (Zbroini syly Ukrainy), and yet one more will likely be coming quickly. In April 2022 Ukraine began negotiations to buy 16 Zuzana self-propelled gun howitzers with a caliber of 155 mm. There are claims that the negotiation course of concerning the acquisition of this navy tools is nearly accomplished. In Could 2022 Slovakia formally introduced the switch of 8 howitzers to Ukraine.
As of October 9, 6 of them have been transferred to Ukraine. That the coaching of the Ukrainian crew may take roughly every week.The Ukrainian aspect took over the primary seven items of the 155mm Zuzana 2 self-propelled howitzer. The Zuzanas will likely be becoming a member of M777, FH70, CAESARs, M109, Krabs and PzH2000 howitzers already in use with Ukrainian armed forces as they defend the nation in opposition to the Russian invasion that was launched in February this 12 months. The brand new model is claimed to own A number of Rounds Simultaneous Influence (MRSI) functionality. The brand new self-propelled artillery mount, nonetheless, acquired a 155mm gun with an extended barrel, which elevated its vary.
Zuzana 2 155 mm Gun Howitzer is a Slovakian artillery system developed by KONŠTRUKTA-Defence, a.s., with a 45-caliber gun and computerized loader for loading of each projectile and cost. It’s an evolution of the 152mm SpGH DANA self-propelled howitzer. The unique wheeled model adopted by the Slovak Military in 1998. Up to date model with a brand new 52-calibre gun, full 360-degree turret traverse, a brand new armored cab and additional lowered crew of three enabled by automation. It has handed Slovak Military trials in December 2009. Slovak military had ordered 25 autos (to be delivered in 12 months 2021 and 2022).
The system has a protracted vary, excessive accuracy and price of fireside, it may be ready promptly for firing, and it has a excessive degree of mobility ensured by a modified Tatra 8×8 chassis. The design of the gun means it may well use any NATO customary 155 mm ammunition. The hearth management system permits for a multiple-round simultaneous-impact (MRSI) mode. One of many distinctive options of Zuzana is that the gun is mounted externally in between two completely separated compartments of the turret. This makes the crew inherently secure from any probably harmful mechanics of the gun and autoloader plus the crew is protected against the gases generated throughout firing.
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