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Soviet D-30 guns continue to serve the Syrian army regularly

One of the most used in Syria guns continues to be the Soviet 122-mm D-30. This howitzer can now be found on all Syrian fronts, reports Messenger of Mordovia.

Soviet D-30 guns continue to serve the Syrian army regularly

Judging by the materials appearing on the network, the D-30 very often shoots direct fire at various targets, including armored ones. An 14-kilogram cumulative projectile can be used for this.

“The Thirty” is distinguished by high accuracy, according to this characteristic it can give odds to more modern systems. Also, D-30 is still the best tool for installation on improvised self-propelled guns. So, at the end of last month, in the reflection of the counterattack of militants of the ISIL group banned in Russia in the area of ​​the T-2 pumping station, an ACS with this howitzer based on a three-axis Renault all-terrain vehicle took part, ”writes the author Lev Romanov.

He notes that next year, the D-30 will be exactly 55 years from the moment it was put into service.

For artillery, this is not age: “At present, cannons and howitzers created before the Great Patriotic War continue to successfully fight in Syria. Therefore, we can say with great confidence that the creation of the Soviet designer Fedor Petrov will remain in the battle formation for many years, ”concludes the author.

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  1. Andrey K
    Andrey K 3 November 2017 13: 52 New
    ... D-30 continue to serve properly ...

    D-30, it's generally a legend yes
    As adopted in 1963, it serves properly.
    D-30 was produced in Egypt, Iraq, China and Yugoslavia. In Russia, the release of this gun ceased in 1994.
    It is in service in more than 50 countries of the world ...
    A hard worker who deserves respect ...
    1. Barshchik-M
      Barshchik-M 3 November 2017 17: 13 New
      Quote: Andrey K
      D-30, it's generally a legend

      It will also serve Russia, in which case (when the missiles end ..) soldier
  2. jjj
    jjj 3 November 2017 13: 52 New
    One of the well-conquered guns. And in the dust, and in the mud hits flawlessly
  3. ydjin
    ydjin 3 November 2017 13: 58 New
    D-30, in capable hands a formidable weapon! Made in the USSR is a brand that is time-tested!
  4. Topotun
    Topotun 3 November 2017 14: 28 New
    Why not serve? An excellent system, albeit an outdated one. But quite a serious machine.
  5. Karen
    Karen 3 November 2017 14: 47 New
    They say that about him - Sniper?
  6. Horst78
    Horst78 3 November 2017 15: 10 New
    D-30 is the same legend in artillery as the AK-47 in small arms. good good good
    1. Nurtai
      Nurtai 3 November 2017 16: 12 New
      Is it in my opinion about him that the Discovery Channel showed that it can be repaired with a crowbar and sledgehammer?
      1. Sverdlov
        Sverdlov 3 November 2017 16: 36 New
        Discovery is lying, there’s nothing to break into the D-30 ... :)

        Although scrap and a sledge hammer are included in the trench kit and are mounted on the beds: a sledge hammer for hammering openers, and a scrap for pulling them out, (for scrap in the openers a lot of holes :)

        I think the discoverer observed the process of driving openers into the underground periscope and called it "repair :)
  7. Going
    Going 3 November 2017 18: 36 New
    He notes that next year, the D-30 will be exactly 55 years from the moment it was put into service.

    This is truly a legendary weapon in its category.
  8. ketchow
    ketchow 3 November 2017 21: 21 New
    Duc D-30 is the same "Soviet weapon for centuries", or at least for almost a whole century, like, for example, MiG-21 ... By the way, it is actively used, in particular, in the Donbas.
    I would not be surprised if its combat use lasts for several more decades.
  9. Seraphimamur
    Seraphimamur 4 November 2017 08: 40 New
    In shots from Syria, I also saw M-30 howitzers of the 1938 model.
  10. Sverdlov
    Sverdlov 4 November 2017 09: 19 New
    The D-30 is compared with a sniper rifle in accuracy, it is a howitzer gun with two sights, it trashes both tanks and infantry in dugouts and trenches. It rotates 360 degrees in six seconds. The universal tool, the most unique in its effectiveness!
    1. Yura Yakovlev
      Yura Yakovlev 4 November 2017 14: 01 New
      It does not reach the howitzer-gun at the initial speed, but it can shoot like a mortar at elevation angles of 45 to 70 degrees.