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“Stalinist” howitzers observed in Syria

During the fighting in the southern part of the province of Aleppo, the Syrian army is actively using artillery, including the famous Stalinist "thirty", writes Messenger of Mordovia.

“Stalinist” howitzers observed in Syria

This is an X-NUMX millimeter howitzer M-122 model 30 of the year.

This weapon, which successfully passed the Great Patriotic War, has dozens of local conflicts and is currently contributing to the extermination of radical Islamists in the territory of friendly Syria.

Full combat weight of the gun - 2450 kg. The length of the barrel - 2,8 m. The total length in the stowed position - 5,9 m. The maximum firing range - 11 800 m. The initial velocity of the projectile - 515 m / s. Projectile weight - 21,76 kg. Combat crew - 8 people.

“Of course, compared to such howitzers as the Msta B, which is also used in this theater of operations, it is an instrument, but it destroys militants as effectively as it used to be the German Nazis,” notes publication author Lev Romanov.

In the plot of Syrian television flashed another veteran - a truck "Tatra-148". These cars were delivered from Czechoslovakia. It was believed that such trucks in Syria no longer exist. However, video frames refute this opinion.

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  1. 210ox
    210ox 18 December 2017 15: 19
    And what else should they shoot? Not with the Iskanders! But the guns are old, but they have been tested more than one million times ..
    1. Finches
      Finches 18 December 2017 15: 24
      "Gunners! Stalin gave the order ...!" laughing From the heart of what terrorists will die - even from slings!
      1. Ami du peuple
        Ami du peuple 18 December 2017 15: 28
        Quote: Finches
        "Gunners! Stalin gave the order ...!"

        From the language removed! hi

        True, in the Syrian case, it is probably more appropriate. "Gunners, Bаthe ball gave the order! ", but otherwise everything is still relevant
    2. svp67
      svp67 18 December 2017 16: 15
      Quote: 210ox
      What else can they shoot?

      Moreover, there are FULL of them. At one time, the USSR still tried with supplies.
      I remember that during the assault on the artillery academy in the pits they were completely standing.
    3. Pivot
      Pivot 18 December 2017 16: 42
      We fired at the 93th shells at 47m
    4. PROXOR
      PROXOR 19 December 2017 10: 17
      IN IN !!! Well done Syrians. Ironed notably !!!
  2. gurzuf
    gurzuf 18 December 2017 15: 19
    Once used, it means an effective weapon. Wehrmacht tried it, liked it! laughing
  3. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 18 December 2017 15: 23
    Well, right. If there is a need to use an old, but time-tested weapon - why not ?! It seems that the shells there are not new, but are thus disposed of for the good.
  4. Mwg
    Mwg 18 December 2017 15: 27
    Stalin - everything is great! 80 years shoots and will shoot the same number !!
    In the Donbass, Stalin’s weapons are still fighting !!!
  5. moskowit
    moskowit 18 December 2017 15: 43
    An exceptionally successful development of the designer F.F.Petrov ...
    According to the results of the combat use of the M-30 howitzer, artillery marshal G.F. Odintsov gave her the following emotional assessment: “Nothing could be better than her”
  6. Anyone
    Anyone 18 December 2017 15: 53
    Syria is a real museum of weapons. Here, for example, where does this product of the industry of the 3rd Reich come from:

    Z.Y. Somewhere there was already an article about the M-30 in Syria. Another year so in 2015. There were detailed photographs. I remember the release date on the gun: 1941.
    1. Mole
      Mole 18 December 2017 16: 39
      Which of our journalists recently posted a video with the nameplate of the production date, either 43, or 44 years, but I can be wrong. The journalist himself was very surprised by this.
    2. 18 December 2017 16: 39
      Is it the Syrian Dekhanin who decided to plow the PF field?
    3. serg.shishkov2015
      serg.shishkov2015 19 December 2017 11: 41
      Technology and weapons magazine yesterday, today, tomorrow, 2017
  7. andrej-shironov
    andrej-shironov 18 December 2017 16: 04
    Able to do!
  8. serge siberian
    serge siberian 18 December 2017 16: 08
    The M30 has been tested for a long time and the quality is quite satisfactory, at least the Nazis did not say a word after evaluating., So far. soldier
  9. Mole
    Mole 18 December 2017 16: 37
    They shone there for a very long time. Or just decided to make a beautiful headline?
  10. Razvedka_Boem
    Razvedka_Boem 18 December 2017 16: 38
    “Of course, in comparison with such howitzers like Msta B, which is also used in this theater of operations, it’s a weapon, but it destroys militants just as efficiently ..

    Here you read this .. Doesn’t the rumor hurt anyone? ..
    Probably wanted to write:
    "Of course, compared to Msta B, which is also used on this theater, this howitzer is inferior in a number of ways, but it also effectively destroys militants .."
  11. Romanenko
    Romanenko 18 December 2017 16: 48
    M-30 is a superclass of barrel artillery, an almost perfect balance of weight and size characteristics with accuracy and range of fire, true in the standards of the 60s, but I think it’s a very suitable weapon for fighting in Syria, especially since the ammunition for it is just a sea .
  12. Rostislav
    Rostislav 18 December 2017 17: 22
    The old horse does not spoil the furrow.
    And what difference does it make than sending the Igilites to the other world? M30 showed the last way to the Fritz, the same road to modern non-humans.
  13. sergo1914
    sergo1914 18 December 2017 17: 31
    The gun is simple, reliable, unpretentious. Again, with a piston, unlike a wedge, the inexperienced fingers will not be chopped off. It means safer for not the most advanced users.

    ps That's interesting - are they still pouring the spindle into the hydraulics?
  14. Dedall
    Dedall 18 December 2017 20: 19
    Interestingly, the Syrian howitzers in the film with native wheels. In our DON-100 BB, they were already in the 98th with car wheels. Arrived from Chita, where, probably, relatives scattered from the cold. True, and jumped after the replacement after a shot stronger, so the gunner constantly straightened the guidance.
  15. vzglyadjaguar. 2008
    vzglyadjaguar. 2008 18 December 2017 21: 33
    You need to beat them at all with what you have to. Howitzers 38 years old, cannons from the times of 1812 and beyond to all those from which the latter will receive the greatest damage.
  16. serg.shishkov2015
    serg.shishkov2015 19 December 2017 11: 30
    Maybe not the topic, but trying to forget Stalin we betray those who rushed under his tanks with his name and saved the world!