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A hybrid of Soviet howitzer and American self-propelled guns are involved in the Egyptian Sinai

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During the fighting in Sinai, the Egyptian army used SP122 self-propelled guns, which are essentially a symbiosis of Russian and American technologies, reports Rossiyskaya Gazeta.


A hybrid of Soviet howitzer and American self-propelled guns are involved in the Egyptian Sinai


“The 1963-mm howitzer adopted by the Soviet Army back in 122 was still one of the most popular artillery guns in the world. It is in service with more than 60 armies of the world, including the Russian. China, Yugoslavia, Iraq and Egypt produced D-30 in their defense enterprises, ”the material says.

In Egypt, this tool was used in the early 70s, during the rework tank T-34-85 in a self-propelled gun. The self-propelled guns, like the howitzer itself, actively fought in 1973.

After the cessation of military cooperation with the USSR, the Egyptian side was forced to turn to the United States for help in re-equipping and modernizing the armed forces. One of these programs in 80-e years and was the creation of self-propelled gun SP122.

A specially designed armored turret with D-109 was installed on the ACN MXX chassis. "Unlike most modern self-propelled guns, the joint offspring of the military-industrial complex of Egypt and the United States does not have a circular rotation, the barrel of the gun in the horizontal plane can move only within 30 degrees," the newspaper writes.



Self-propelled weight - about 25 tons, firing range - up to 15 300 m, ammunition - 80 shells. The turret has an American anti-aircraft machine gun М2НВ with 500 rounds of ammunition. Engine power 405 HP allows you to accelerate the car to 56 km / h. Power reserve - 300 km.

Currently, the Egyptian army is more than 120-ti such SAU.
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  1. Nasrat
    Nasrat 6 March 2018 11: 57
    +1
    What's the news?
    1. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 6 March 2018 12: 14
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      Quote: Nasr
      What's the news?


      Not with anything. It's just a funny setup.
  2. bazzbazz
    bazzbazz 6 March 2018 11: 57
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    An example of cooperation between the USSR and the USA), even so, with spare parts).
    1. The black
      The black 6 March 2018 12: 16
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      What if you cross what ...... although no, not worth it No. laughing
      1. Orionvit
        Orionvit 6 March 2018 20: 15
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        Quote: Black
        What if you cross what ...... although no, not worth it No. laughing

        Calibers are different. 152 and 155. The difference, though small, is there. Plus, the rest of the inconsistencies.
  3. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 6 March 2018 12: 00
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    Quite a successful and viable hybrid ... Although it is unclear what is remarkable and news in this.
  4. AlexVas44
    AlexVas44 6 March 2018 12: 03
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    If they had not stopped military cooperation with the USSR, they could have had "Carnations". Cheap and pleasant. laughing
  5. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 6 March 2018 12: 12
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    A specially designed armored turret with D-109 was installed on the ACN MXX chassis. "Unlike most modern self-propelled guns, the joint offspring of the military-industrial complex of Egypt and the United States does not have a circular rotation, the barrel of the gun in the horizontal plane can move only within 30 degrees," the newspaper writes.

    Hmmm ... you have to ruin a good thing like that. Instead of a 155-mm self-propelled gun with a tower-mounted gun and its circular rotation, we received an self-propelled gun with a 122-mm howitzer, and even installed in the wheelhouse with limited angles of the GN.
    The funny thing is that the original D-30 with its three beds had a 360 degree UGN.
    1. combat192
      combat192 8 March 2018 22: 16
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      Most likely the Egyptians wanted to maximize the usability of the chassis of the American M109, replacing the wheelhouse with worn American guns with an ersatz with the D-30.
  6. x.andvlad
    x.andvlad 6 March 2018 12: 22
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    Quite an interesting symbiosis of the Soviet and American military-industrial complex. Although not without flaws. Very small horizontal guidance angle. In order to build a parallel fan, the driver needs to position the car correctly. And with large turns, you will have to turn the car.
    There seems to be plenty of ammunition to send this instance to rest.