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On the work of the main Center for the retraining of artillerymen

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Often among experts, you can hear the words that artillery is losing its position in modern wars, giving way to missile weapons of various classes and types. There are even suggestions that artillery may completely give way to the strength and might of the rocket forces - in the wars of the future. However, if we analyze the armed conflicts that have taken place and are taking place in recent years, including the war in Karabakh and the civil confrontation in Donbass, one thing becomes clear - those who write off artillery are clearly far from objective reality.


Artillery continues to play a crucial role in solving a variety of combat missions, including the task of destroying enemy strongpoints, his manpower, armored vehicles, expanding the bridgehead for a future offensive operation, etc.

Where are artillery specialists trained in Russia?

This is the 631st training center for the combat use of artillery in the Saratov region.

The Zvezda TV channel released a film dedicated to the training of gunners in this center. In particular, direct fire from the Msta-S self-propelled howitzer is demonstrated at night. The cadets must hit the target, which is presented in the form of a plywood shield with linear dimensions of 100x150 cm. To illuminate the battlefield, special lighting mines are used, which are fired with a 120-mm mortar. Such a mine is capable of illuminating thousands of square meters of territory for 40 seconds. That is how long it is above the ground.

The video demonstrates how it looks like a shell hit by a direct fire from an Msta-S self-propelled guns on a plywood shield from a distance of just over 1 km.

Video TK "Zvezda" "Artillery as Science", which tells not only about the night firing of self-propelled guns:

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  1. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 4 May 2021 14: 07
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    Artillery continues to play a critical role
    Gunners, Stalin gave the order!
  2. NDR-791
    NDR-791 4 May 2021 14: 12
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    There are even suggestions that artillery may completely give way to the strength and might of the rocket forces - in the wars of the future.
    They are still such clever people or what? I thought the last such Khrushchev was
    1. lucul
      lucul 4 May 2021 18: 19
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      They are still such clever people or what? I thought the last such Khrushchev was

      Well, at a distance of up to 20 km, there is no alternative to artillery and is not expected. There, all you need is a charge of gunpowder for the projectile to reach the target, and in a rocket, you also need fuel and an engine.
      Therefore, there is nothing cheaper than artillery yet, the main task is to issue target designation for it in real time, using drones.
  3. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 4 May 2021 14: 16
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    Artillery will not disappear anywhere, but the fact that it will use more precision ammunition is a fact and this direction must be developed and strengthened.

    As well as artillery reconnaissance means.
  4. Aleks tv
    Aleks tv 4 May 2021 15: 56
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    Well, with 2C-19, shoot at 1 km ...
    Such "nails" need to be hammered with a "other" device.))
    wink
    It just looks beautiful "on TV" ... for the audience.
    .........
    Arta, yes, it was and is the most efficient "Fire Source" in the database.
    In the hands of good cord ... ahem, gunners, it's more like a controlled hurricane, sweeping away everything that gets in the way.))
    Mathematicians, go them ...))
    Respect
    I love to watch their Work.
    good