Estonia decided to purchase an additional batch of self-propelled guns K9 Thunder, having learned the "lessons of Ukraine"

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Estonia decided to purchase an additional batch of self-propelled guns K9 Thunder, having learned the "lessons of Ukraine"

The Estonian Ministry of Defense is purchasing a new batch of South Korean 155-mm K9 Thunder self-propelled howitzers, the decision was made against the backdrop of ongoing hostilities in Ukraine. This was reported by the press service of the Estonian military department.

To date, Estonia is armed with 24 K9 Thunder self-propelled guns, received under two contracts for 18 self-propelled guns with an option for six additional howitzers. It was them that Estonia received in December last year, when a ship with a load of self-propelled guns on board arrived at the southern port of Paldiski. However, in Tallinn, after observing the fighting in Ukraine, they decided that there weren’t many self-propelled howitzers and ordered another batch of 12 K9 Thunder self-propelled guns with delivery completed in 2026. New self-propelled guns will go into service with two infantry brigades of the Estonian Armed Forces.

The war in Ukraine clearly shows how important artillery weapons are. In light of the lessons learned in Ukraine, we quickly made the decision to equip both infantry brigades with additional K9 mobile howitzers and take Estonian artillery capabilities to a whole new level.

- said the Minister of Defense of the Republic Hanno Pevkur.



Thus, after the delivery of an additional batch, 36 K9 Thunder self-propelled guns will be in service with the Estonian Armed Forces. In the army, they replace the 155-mm / 39 towed howitzers FH-70 and the Soviet towed 122-mm howitzers D-30.

155-mm / 52 self-propelled howitzer K9 Thunder weighs 47 tons, a powerful diesel engine in 1000 hp provides speeds of up to 67 km / h. Cruising range 480 km. Armed with the KNUMX 9-mm gun with a barrel length of 155 caliber, the rate of fire reaches 52 rounds per minute. Crew 15 people.
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  1. 0
    16 January 2023 18: 43
    The Estonian Ministry of Defense is purchasing a new batch of South Korean 155-mm self-propelled howitzers K9 Thunder
    Seriously? They decided to make artillerymen out of their entire "army"? They already have a population of 1,5 rubles. Who are they going to fight?
    1. -3
      16 January 2023 19: 54
      Well, Ukraine also has a population several times smaller than in Russia, but they still fight back. And then consider the rest of the Balts, Poles, Finns to join Estonia, in total the army will clearly be stronger than Ukraine.
      In general, here one should rather laugh at the fact that some small Estonia now has more long-range self-propelled guns than Russia.
    2. 0
      16 January 2023 19: 59
      As with whom, among themselves, two brigades, blue and black, and methodically, as in a naval battle, k9 killed wassat
  2. +8
    16 January 2023 18: 50
    The lesson of Ukraine - if you beg for a long time and persistently in the face - will one day fly like a shovel. So you didn't learn anything.
    Sprats simply panicked: on the one hand, they were the majority in the river, on the other hand, the river separated the two forests and, if something happened, the whole movement went over their heads, regardless of their desire. Moreover, even the most insane sprats understood that for any coastal resident they are just a light snack, and who will listen to the opinion of the snack.
  3. +1
    16 January 2023 19: 00
    Sounds like - we are also in the subject. If Russia decides to teach Estonia good manners, then these purchases will not change the situation. Sprats will be raked to the fullest, even with self-propelled guns K9 Thunder, even without them.
    1. +1
      16 January 2023 19: 28
      you need to face the truth: if Russia decides to teach Estonia good manners, then Russia will change its mind about teaching Estonia good manners, because Estonia is a member of NATO
      1. +1
        16 January 2023 20: 39
        and what? NATO also understands that this will end with the use of nuclear weapons. And if it will be possible to survive in Siberia, then there will be no suitable places in Europe.
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      3. +3
        16 January 2023 23: 06
        Quote from Flanker692
        you need to face the truth: if Russia decides to teach Estonia good manners, then Russia will change its mind about teaching Estonia good manners, because Estonia is a member of NATO

        I don't want to argue or prove anything. I have a different opinion on this matter - I would not be so categorical in the unity of NATO. Time will show. hi
  4. +2
    16 January 2023 19: 06
    Estonia worries about itself, but what about Russia? The union was destroyed in 1991, forty years have passed, and where is the new Russian self-propelled gun? And .... yes, 6 pieces rode at the parade, maybe it's time to think about yourself?
  5. +2
    16 January 2023 19: 11
    Estonian intelligence services should pay close attention to these purchases. With this money, you can transform the whole of Estonia into full-fledged bicycle troops on quite decent lisapeds without spending on fuel. And, something else will remain. For firewood. bully
  6. +4
    16 January 2023 19: 17
    Yes, somehow it’s not funny. The enemy is quickly drawing conclusions. And what’s important is taking action 39 modern self-propelled guns near the border, this is already a threat that needs to be responded to. The Poles are rearming and quite seriously. a nice picture is obtained
    1. -2
      16 January 2023 20: 41
      Tactical nuclear weapons are our everything. 1-2 and preferably 4 kilotons, guaranteed to crush any NASAMS and PATRIOT and what else they have there.
    2. 0
      16 January 2023 21: 30
      Yes, in general, it’s not a laughing matter for a long time. Only Estonians, unlike Finns, Zhmudins and Latvians, constantly caved in to everyone. The specifics of a small but "proud tribe". Let Russian be taught again, it will come in handy.
  7. -1
    16 January 2023 19: 20
    In light of the lessons learned in Ukraine, we quickly made the decision
    thanks, pissed off. Advice to Estonians, hurry up slowly, otherwise the owner will order and you will have to donate self-propelled guns. laughing
  8. +1
    16 January 2023 19: 24
    Of those guns that are fighting in Ukraine, the Caesar SAO and the PZ-2000 self-propelled guns showed themselves for the better, but the latter has a lot of complaints about reliability, but no one knows how the K9 will show itself in real hostilities
    1. +1
      16 January 2023 20: 44
      Quote: svp67
      but no one knows how K9 will show itself in real hostilities

      I was just amazed by the rate of fire of this fool. The question is how many bullets will the barrel last at this rate of fire? For Caesar somehow quickly begins to "smear" if he shoots often.
      1. -2
        16 January 2023 23: 01
        Quote from: topol717
        Quote: svp67
        but no one knows how K9 will show itself in real hostilities

        I was just amazed by the rate of fire of this fool. The question is how many bullets will the barrel last at this rate of fire? For Caesar somehow quickly begins to "smear" if he shoots often.

        And if not by squares, but by smart shells? I shot as much as necessary and dumped the prka, the response did not arrive, and the shells themselves find the target. Savings, which ours never dreamed of. That is, you don’t need to iron the area with an unknown result for half an hour, wasting BC and the time during which you will be copied and goodbye, dear crew. Maybe you don’t need to die heroically, but it’s better to fight with your brains?
      2. 0
        17 January 2023 16: 12
        Quote from: topol717
        For Caesar somehow quickly begins to "smear" if he shoots often.

        The costs of a very long "trunk", that is, the trunk. At a fast pace, the barrel heats up faster and begins to flex whether you like it or not.
    2. -2
      16 January 2023 22: 55
      Quote: svp67
      Of those guns that are fighting in Ukraine, the Caesar SAO and the PZ-2000 self-propelled guns showed themselves for the better, but the latter has a lot of complaints about reliability, but no one knows how the K9 will show itself in real hostilities

      They'll fix the bugs and that's it. As always and everywhere they do. Again, the hope that maybe they won’t shoot, or they won’t go, or maybe they will freeze, or swell from hunger, or even better, let a brick fall on their heads. Let's wait. Where to hurry? We'd better cut the budget. We have nuclear weapons. They won't touch us. Damn it. The stagnation is complete.
      1. +1
        17 January 2023 16: 14
        Quote from Matsur
        Again, the hope that maybe they won’t shoot, or they won’t go, or maybe they will freeze, or swell from hunger, or even better, let a brick fall on their heads.

        This is just a statement of fact. The current war has well shown that much that was beautiful and powerful in exercises is not quite the same in real combat operations ...
        And another question, but have you ever wondered why they are massively ordering not the already proven German PZ-2000, but the "dark horse" from Korea - K9? Do you think this is done on purpose?
  9. +2
    16 January 2023 21: 35
    And Estonia has found a state where it will store ammunition - they will not fit in Estonia itself ...
  10. +1
    17 January 2023 00: 09
    Estonia decided to purchase an additional batch of self-propelled guns K9 Thunder, having learned the "lessons of Ukraine"

    Right now! The main "lesson of Ukraine" is not to turn up the tail on Russia. And this "lesson" is not learned... request
  11. +1
    17 January 2023 09: 00
    Estonia decided to purchase an additional batch of self-propelled guns K9 Thunder, having learned the "lessons of Ukraine"

    What is the long delivery route for the K9 Thunder self-propelled guns to Ukraine, the Americans chose
  12. 0
    18 January 2023 12: 06
    The performance characteristics of these self-propelled guns are high, but how many of them and is it possible to expect that they will have at least some influence in a combat situation, because not only self-propelled guns are needed, but much more, and the depth of defense and the number of troops, and Estonia is a dwarf, in fact bridgehead near the Leningrad region, which in fact is subject to immediate destruction.
  13. 0
    18 January 2023 12: 10
    And how it will help them in the event of a Russia-NATO conflict.
    Estonia, like the rest of the Baltic countries, will simply cease to exist.
    The only way for them to survive is to be neutral.
    It is obvious that in this territory no one will be spared as in Ukraine.

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