One of the first 2S35 self-propelled guns on Red Square. Photo AP RF / kremlin.ru
Work continues on the 152-mm interspecific artillery system 2C35 "Coalition-SV" and its modifications on a wheeled chassis. In recent days there have been a number News about works on these samples. The main one is the transfer of the first batch of tracked self-propelled guns to the armed forces. Now it is expected that all the necessary tests will be completed, followed by adoption.
The armed forces became aware of the first delivery of the finished batch of self-propelled guns “Coalition-SV” on May 22, the TASS news agency reported about it, citing the press service of the Rostec state corporation. The news did without the most interesting details, but Rostec noted that the promising artillery complex surpasses domestic and foreign models in basic tactical and technical characteristics.
On May 26, news of the delivery of the 2S35 self-propelled guns was confirmed by the Ministry of Defense, represented by the press service of the Central Military District. It is reported that industry transferred to the Central Military District eight artillery complexes. In the near future, this equipment will be transferred to the troops for development. The cars were built by the Uraltransmash plant, which is part of the Uralvagonzavod NPK.
Apparently, we are talking about the first pilot batch of self-propelled guns, built at the end of last year. In the near future it was planned to transfer it to the troops for a new stage of testing. In addition, several Coalition-SVs were transferred to Alabino to participate in a future parade. It should be noted that, together with the actual self-propelled guns, transport-loading vehicles with various equipment for maintenance, etc. should go to the troops.
Also on May 26, the Zvezda TV channel showed interesting shots from the ongoing tests of the 2C35-1 Coalition-SV-KSh artillery system on a wheeled chassis. In addition, cited data from the Central Research Institute "Petrel", who developed such a combat vehicle. The representative of the institute recalled the main advantages of the proposed project.
Machine of the first series, recently transferred to the CVO. Photo by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation / mil.ru
Made a small series of wheeled self-propelled guns, now used in testing. These measures are planned to be completed before the end of the year, after which the issue of adoption will be decided. Other details of the work have not yet been announced.
It is noted that wheeled self-propelled guns differ from tracked ones in greater simplicity, can be used on general purpose roads, show better mobility and have an increased resource. In addition, the combat weight has been reduced, which simplifies airborne transport. As a result, the wheeled version of the Coalition-SV is a convenient tool that can complement or even replace the basic wheeled modification.
On May 27, Techmash Corporation revealed some details of the development and production of ammunition for the new self-propelled guns. THEM them. Bakhireva, a member of Techmash, has already begun testing several shells and missile charges, which are considered standard for the 2A88 howitzer. By the end of the current half-year it is planned to receive the letter “O” - the project is entering the stage of mass production.
The issue of adoption will be decided on the basis of state tests. This stage will be completed in 2021-22. After that, the standard ammunition for the new howitzer will go to the troops.
Old and new
According to well-known data, the first prototypes of the 2S35 self-propelled guns were built in 2013 at the Uraltransmash plant and then went to the test. In 2014, a batch of 10 armored vehicles was manufactured. A few months later, their first public demonstration took place as part of the parade on Red Square. In the future, it was repeatedly reported about the imminent start of deliveries of pre-production or serial equipment to the troops.
Transportation of equipment. Photo by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation / mil.ru
At the end of last year, the manufacturer announced the completion of the assembly of a pilot batch of equipment and its readiness to transfer it to the troops. Then it was said about the presence of 10 self-propelled guns, which should arrive in parts of the Western military district. Now it became known about the transfer of 8 cars to the units of the Central Military District.
Thus, to date, at least 18-20 tracked self-propelled guns of a new type, belonging to different parties, have been built. It can be assumed that the latest machines, recently transferred to the troops, have the final serial appearance. Accordingly, all new samples of the full-fledged series will be similar to them.
Accurate data on the production of 2C35-1 wheel complexes is not yet available. It is known that the first prototypes of this kind appeared several years ago and are being tested. Now we are talking about a small series of unknown volumes. Perhaps more accurate data will appear in the near future.
The artillery complex "Coalition-SV" was created in response to advanced foreign systems, characterized by high indicators of range and accuracy of fire. With this in mind, in the new domestic project, the most modern components and solutions were applied, allowing to obtain an advantageous combination of combat and operational characteristics.
Wheel self-propelled guns "Coalition-SV-KSH" on the highway. Shot from the TV report "Star"
Tracked version 2C35 is based on a modified main chassis tank T-90 A machine with a combat weight of 48 tons remains mobile at the tank level. The jobs of all three crew members are located inside the hull; the fighting compartment is completely uninhabited and works automatically according to crew commands.
The Coalition-SV-KSh is carried out on the KamAZ-6550 four-axle chassis. The car chassis receives a platform with a seat for an artillery tower, hydraulic outriggers and other equipment. The crew and fire controls are in the cockpit; basic operations are performed without going outside.
Both versions of the artillery complex have a unified fighting compartment, made in the form of a large full-rotary tower. Main weapon Self-propelled guns - 152-mm rifled howitzer 2A88. It is equipped with a muzzle brake, an ejector and developed recoil devices. Used separate shots of a modular type, sent to the chamber by automation. Transportable ammunition - 70 rounds with shells of all available types. It is possible to use guided ammunition with increased range and accuracy.
Additional armament includes a remote-controlled 6C21 combat module with a heavy machine gun and the Cloud system. These systems are managed without leaving the protected volume.
Test firing. Shot from the TV report "Star"
2C35 is fully integrated into the Unified Tactical Management System and can receive target data from various sources. The information received is processed by the on-board unified information-command system with the subsequent release of data for firing and ammunition management. According to open data, the maximum firing range brought up to 70 km. The use of guided missiles allows to obtain high accuracy. Automation provides a rate of fire up to 10 rds / min.
Thus, according to the main fire characteristics, the Coalition-SV surpasses all serial self-propelled guns of domestic and foreign production. So far, only individual foreign prototypes can compare with it.
Both versions of the 2S35 complex have been tested and brought to production in small batches. The main tracked modification has already hit the troops, while the wheeled one is still at the verification stage, which will be completed before the end of the year. Thus, over the next few years, having received an appropriate order from the army, industry will be able to deploy a full-scale series.
The positive effects of this are obvious. The basic version of the "Coalition-SV" will be a great addition to the existing self-propelled guns of old models. Having similar mobility, the 2S35 self-propelled guns will be able to fire further and more accurately, as well as work more efficiently in existing control loops, which will give troops clear advantages.
Internal equipment of the transport = charging machine from the "Coalition-SV" complex. Photo by Vitalykuzmin.net
The appearance of wheeled self-propelled guns "Coalition-SV-KSH" in the troops will be a very interesting event, since at the moment we do not have such samples. Such a technique, as tests show, combines high combat qualities and improved mobility characteristics. In this case, there will be a choice - the execution of the fire mission can be entrusted to complexes that are better adapted to specific current conditions.
There is information about the development of the ship version of the "Coalition-SV". In this case, all the characteristic capabilities of the land system will be transferred to the offshore platform. However, this version of the artillery complex. as far as I know, not yet ready for testing.
The long-awaited news
Now exactly what is expected over the past few years is happening. After completing a number of necessary stages and activities, the self-propelled gun "Coalition-SV" enters the troops. The first batch of eight cars in the future will be followed by new ones, including larger ones. You should also expect an early arrival of similar equipment on a wheeled chassis. Naval artillery will appear the latest.
In general, in recent days, not just news appeared about the supply of various types of military equipment. This is a major event in modern stories Russian self-propelled artillery - a fundamentally new model with the highest capabilities reached the troops. It is hoped that the subsequent production and development program will not encounter any difficulties, and the Ministry of Defense will be able to regularly please the public with new messages about the “Coalition-SV”.