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Know-how in African. Mercedes with Soviet howitzers

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Algeria began manufacturing wheeled self-propelled guns on the chassis of German three-axle off-road trucks Mercedes-Benz Zetros 2733A, reports Rossiyskaya Gazeta.



On the loading platform of the all-terrain vehicle, the towed Soviet 122-mm howitzer D-30 is installed. The combat capabilities of the installation significantly increase modern communications and navigation systems.

In addition, “the Algerian army is actively using German-made vehicles; in addition to the Mercedes-Benz Zetros, which use the MT-12 Rapier for the anti-tank guns and the BM-21 Grad rocket launcher systems, other German-made vehicles are in service: they have paired 23-mm anti-aircraft guns on them -23-2, large-caliber machine guns "Utes", says the material.

The advantages of this technical solution include relatively low production costs and greater mobility compared to the ACS on a tracked chassis.

Mercedes-Benz Zetros 2733A has a mass of 27 tons, engine power - 326 hp and speed - up to 89 km / h.

Howitzer D-30 fire rate - up to 8 rounds per minute. Ammunition - 40 shells. Gun weight - 3000 kg. Calculation - 6 people. The maximum firing range is 15,3 km.

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  1. newcomer
    newcomer April 6 2018 13: 25
    +3
    know our art. ride on the Mercier! wink
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather April 6 2018 13: 29
      +1
      Know-how in African. Mercedes with Soviet howitzers
      still with the Zilovsky engines, it would be epic ... smile
    2. rocket757
      rocket757 April 6 2018 13: 35
      +5
      Algeria, are they okay with the ground? There are no swamps of rivers, but there is a road!
    3. assa67
      assa67 April 6 2018 21: 18
      +3
      Garik hi ..gantraki in Algeria, and indeed, are relevant ... mobility, range, speed
      elnit .. sorry, of course, that not our "Kamaz"))))))
  2. Proton
    Proton April 6 2018 13: 30
    +1
    Well for Africa wassat
  3. Sergey985
    Sergey985 April 6 2018 13: 36
    +3
    I would like to take a look at the chassis and frame of this Merc after 30 shots from the D-30.
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter April 6 2018 13: 40
      +5
      Do you think the shooting will be from the wheels? Usually the suspension is posted.
      1. Sergey985
        Sergey985 April 6 2018 13: 49
        +1
        Of course, the support loop is needed with 100% suspension unloading. Here I only see the back gauge.
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter April 6 2018 13: 52
          +5
          In the photo, only the rear outriggers are really visible. Watch the video: there flashes a second pair of outriggers between the first and second axes.
          1. Sergey985
            Sergey985 April 6 2018 14: 07
            +1
            Yes, for sure, I didn’t notice.
            1. san4es
              san4es April 6 2018 16: 39
              +2
              hi .... Sometimes it is enough to raise the stern (if <152 mm):
    2. Gray brother
      Gray brother April 6 2018 13: 42
      +1
      Quote: Sergey985
      I would like to take a look at the chassis and frame of this Merc after 30 shots from the D-30.

      Everything is clearly reinforced there - outriggers are so healthy.
  4. Avis-bis
    Avis-bis April 6 2018 13: 53
    +5
    Mercedes-Benz Zetros, which are used for the installation of MT-12 anti-tank guns

    Isn’t it scary against the tank? I always thought that an anti-tank weapon should have the lowest possible silhouette ...
    1. Gray brother
      Gray brother April 6 2018 14: 54
      +1
      Quote: Avis-bis
      Isn’t it scary against the tank?

      She can use high-explosive shells from closed positions for 8 km.
  5. dgonni
    dgonni April 6 2018 15: 13
    +1
    In principle, the most logical option. The army tested the Mercians in its geographical area. There are no problems with the mobile platform. So why not? At the same time, navigation and the calculation part are put on the Merc. Voila. such a cannon can be detected, but to destroy it is problematic due to mobility. and yet yes, there are sands and stone. The probability of planting in a swamp is minimal, but more importantly, the stony soil allows you to quickly hang out, shoot and rinse off. Specificity so to speak :)
  6. Illarion_Semiletenko
    Illarion_Semiletenko April 6 2018 16: 10
    +1
    still sheathe with anti-fragmentation armor and almost revenge))) get
  7. serge siberian
    serge siberian April 7 2018 18: 55
    +1
    Well, beauties. And as a flight of thought. I pulled up, hung out, fired and washed off. The technique and flight of thought kept pace with the times! hi