In the course of a large-scale military operation to liberate the valley of the Yarmuk River (Daraa province) from the terrorist formations, the Syrian army actively used various artillery systems, writes Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
But the positions of the CAA could be seen 152-mm self-propelled guns 2С3 "Acacia", 122-mm "Carnations", as well as the combat machine of the regimental MLRS 9K55 "Grad-1", which reappeared on the front line after months of interruption.
The last time these "Katyush" heirs hit the camera lenses in February of this year during the battles for the Eastern Guta near the Syrian capital. Installations supported the offensive units of the Fifth Assault Volunteer Army Corps. After that, "Grads-1" went into the shadows.
However, today they were again on the front line, methodically ironing the positions of terrorist formations with rocket projectiles.
A feature of this model MLRS is a lightweight package: 36 guides instead of forty, like the original version. In addition, instead of the "Ural" as a base used car ZIL-131, also contributed to cheaper production.
The weight of the installation is more than 11 tons, the firing range is up to 15 km. Speed - up to 80 km / h, power reserve - 850 km. Calculation - 3 person.
Syrian MLRS Grad-1 returned to the front line
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