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Preliminary tests of the Bogdan 155-mm self-propelled howitzer have resumed in Ukraine

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Ukrainian self-propelled artillery unit "Bogdan" caliber 155 mm, created in a single copy, returned to testing. According to Defense Express, the ACS is being tested at the Shirokiy Lan test site.


According to the Ukrainian media, preliminary tests are underway at this stage, during which the real installation capabilities and compliance with the requirements for self-propelled howitzers are assessed. The details of the tests are classified, but it is known that as part of the tests, "Bogdana" has already fired "fifty shells."

Both the specialists of the Bogdany manufacturer and the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine take part in the tests of the self-propelled guns "NATO caliber". It is planned that, based on the results of preliminary tests, a decision will be made on the possible revision of the howitzer, taking into account the requirements of the military. Further plans - state tests, adoption and serial production of the self-propelled guns "Bogdan", which should go into service with the artillery brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

ACS tests were not carried out for more than a year due to the lack of NATO caliber ammunition, for which the "Bogdan" was developed. The last shooting was reported at the end of 2019. At the "zero" stage of testing self-propelled weapon checked with a hydraulic shot, then the so-called inert ammunition was used.

As previously reported, 155-mm ammunition for testing the Bogdan self-propelled artillery mount at the end of December 2020 was supplied by the Czech company Excalibur Army. The delivery included practical and high-explosive fragmentation ammunition.
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  1. Petrik66
    Petrik66 28 May 2021 14: 41
    +3
    So they were going to buy "Dana" from the Czechs ?!
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 28 May 2021 14: 44
      -1
      Quote: Petrik66
      So they were going to buy "Dana" from the Czechs ?!

      Dana is 152mm. And then for Ukrainians today it is more important to support engineering and technological people than to actually start massive rearmament of artillery.
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 28 May 2021 14: 52
        +4
        Quote: Aron Zaavi
        for Ukrainians today it is more important to support engineering and technological people than to actually start massive rearmament of artillery.

        Have you learned how to make barrels for guns?
        1. The leader of the Redskins
          The leader of the Redskins 28 May 2021 14: 58
          +1
          So for the tools they just worked out. At the Novokramatorsk plant, if I'm not mistaken. Tanks were made exactly there.
          This is a misunderstanding with mortars.
          1. APASUS
            APASUS 28 May 2021 15: 17
            +4
            Quote: Leader of the Redskins
            So for the tools they just worked out. At the Novokramatorsk plant, if I'm not mistaken. Tanks were made exactly there.

            Cannon barrels were not obtained in Ukraine, from the word in general. What they produced was at the level of 2-3 shots and then burst it. There is information that they were able to produce a barrel with a working moment of up to 200 shots. But these are only rumors. Despite the fact that the native gun 2A46M produces up to 1200 rounds
            1. Holgerton
              Holgerton 28 May 2021 16: 01
              0
              Previously, their barrels were made in Sumy, at some repurposed plant for the production of pipes for the oil and gas industry, and the final assembly of the tool was carried out at the KMDB, but these tools suffered from imperfection in the chromium plating of the barrel bore, and difficulties arose with their production after breaking ties with us in 2014, and all that could be done was refurbishment.
              From 2017-2018, two private enterprises, the Kramatorsk Heavy Machine Tool Plant and the Starokramatorsk Forging and Mechanical Plant, are engaged in barrels and tooling for their production.
              According to what was reported on the VO and simply on the local Internet, the first barrels had a resource of 600 BOPS shots, then they reported about the new state. testing of barrels for 800 rounds, after that nothing more was reported.
              How is it going now, there is little information, but in principle, with the equipment that they can buy (and probably have already purchased), they do not have serious problems in improving the barrels. At the very least, this is at least specialized equipment with the possibility of high-quality chrome plating, and not Soviet machines for gas pipes.
              PS 1200 shots is the resource 2A46M-5, not the native 2A46M.
              1. The leader of the Redskins
                The leader of the Redskins 28 May 2021 16: 48
                0
                Exactly. I haven’t heard of the rupture after 2 shots, I haven’t read it. The number 600 flashed by.
      2. venik
        venik 28 May 2021 15: 28
        +1
        Quote: Aron Zaavi
        for Ukrainians today it is more important to support engineering and technological people than to actually start massive rearmament of artillery.

        ========
        What are the "developments? I beg you! We took the same" Dana "and squandered the barrels under the NATO standard ..... got" BogDana "! laughing
        PS The funny thing is: "...according to Yuri Biryukov, the barrel of the howitzer is made of the same alloys as the Ukrainian mortar М120-15 "Molot"..... " belay
        PPS Conclusion, during shooting, it is better not to be near the howitzer - it is life-threatening! lol
  2. Murmur 55
    Murmur 55 28 May 2021 14: 41
    0
    So what? Such is the story with Neptune, Azovts, Hopak, and other "unique" developments.
  3. Ruslan Sulima
    Ruslan Sulima 28 May 2021 14: 51
    +2
    First one did not work, then the other did not work, then the third that was promised was not given.
    This is Karma)
  4. markant1970
    markant1970 28 May 2021 14: 52
    -3
    There were also tests of an RS with an increased range from the Yuzhnoye design bureau under the name Typhoon 1
  5. Alexga
    Alexga 28 May 2021 14: 59
    0
    And whose trunk, your own or the mattress covers were put in a single copy?
  6. Thrifty
    Thrifty 28 May 2021 15: 01
    0
    On the Yankee-bought chassis from Kraz? Or will the Tatra be bought as a chassis?
    1. andrewkor
      andrewkor 28 May 2021 16: 27
      +2
      I will add that in the light of the latest news about the reliability of KrAZ vehicles, it is surprising how the chassis withstood 50 shots with such a solid caliber?
  7. Evil 55
    Evil 55 28 May 2021 18: 05
    +1
    Window dressing .. Where is the projectile-charge conveyor? Unitars for this caliber are not provided, and I do not see any other mechanisms for loading the gun ... Accordingly, this is not a serial weapon, but a useless toy for pumping out budget babos ..
    1. cat Rusich
      cat Rusich 28 May 2021 23: 32
      0
      Quote: Evil 55
      Where is the projectile-charge conveyor? There are no unitars for this caliber, ..
      sau bandkanon-1a8
      ACS Bandkanon-1a8.
      The Swedes have 155mm unitary rounds.
      There are simply such unitars ...
      soldier
  8. tarakan
    tarakan 28 May 2021 18: 38
    +1
    Looks more like the crafts of the "Barmaley" in Syria
    PS I blinded from that sho bulo
    1. cat Rusich
      cat Rusich 28 May 2021 23: 42
      0
      Quote: tarakan
      Looks more like the crafts of the "Barmaley" in Syria
      At the level of world samples ...
      SPG next caesar 155mm
      ACS Next Caesar 155mm - France.
      But the "crafty one" hides in the details - you need to watch every detail and the whole mechanism as a whole during real work, and not ostentatious shooting.
      1. Bad_gr
        Bad_gr 29 May 2021 16: 23
        0
        Quote: cat Rusich
        At the level of world samples ...

        Pay attention to how high the cannon is.
        If the Next Caesar self-propelled guns, in extreme cases, can be loaded from the hands, then the "Bogdan" gun bolt is at the level of the soldier's head and this is problematic. And how will this structure behave after the shot, not directly but slightly to the side of the center line of the machine?
        1. cat Rusich
          cat Rusich 29 May 2021 17: 57
          0
          Quote: cat Rusich

          But the "crafty one" hides in the details - you need to watch every detail and the whole mechanism as a whole during real work, not ostentatious shooting.
          soldier
  9. Metallurg_2
    Metallurg_2 28 May 2021 20: 52
    0
    I’m still thinking: what is it like in a combat situation to turn over half-centner shells to a height of two meters and how quickly will the rate of fire drop to zero? The mechanical feeder, as well as the rammer, is not visible in the photo.
  10. Reviews
    Reviews 28 May 2021 21: 38
    0
    But somewhere above the lock stretches a white wire, or a cable. Is it really an electric trigger that should be arranged like this, or is it a mechanical escape in general?