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Howitzer D-30 in service in the Syrian army

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Today, the 122-mm D-30 is considered the most used howitzer in the Syrian government army. According to former Soviet instructors, the Syrians had previously considered this weapon unsurpassed in its characteristics, writes Messenger of Mordovia.


Howitzer D-30 in service in the Syrian army


“The D-30 is a relatively compact and lightweight weapon, its combat weight is only about 3 tons of 200 kg. Due to this, it is mobile enough, towing speed is up to 80 km / h, ”the publication notes.

D-30 easily turns around and easily masked.



"The firing range of conventional projectile (up to 15 300 m), of course, by today's standards does not quite meet modern requirements, but in international markets weapons it is now easy to purchase ammunition that can fly much further, ”the author writes.



During operation in Syria, a howitzer was installed on various platforms.

“You can recall how in the 70s the Syrians, who had a significant fleet of obsolete tanks T-34, they decided to turn part of the vehicles into self-propelled artillery mounts. Having removed the towers from these tanks, they mounted the D-30 howitzers. These self-propelled guns were used in the Syrian army until the real 2S1 and 2C3 self-propelled guns arrived from the USSR, ”writes Vestnik



Now D-30 is installed on the chassis of various cars and is still used in combat.
Photos used:
Alexey Khomyakov, Otvaga2004
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  1. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 17 December 2015 09: 01 New
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    Its most important advantage is reliability and mobility! These 2 qualities cover almost all the others.
    1. subbtin.725
      subbtin.725 17 December 2015 09: 04 New
      10
      Quote: dchegrinec
      Its most important advantage is reliability and mobility!

      Soviet classics will still serve.
      1. _Vladislav_
        _Vladislav_ 17 December 2015 09: 08 New
        0
        Quote: dchegrinec
        Its most important advantage is reliability and mobility! These 2 qualities cover almost all the others.

        The only downside is that it is towed. Clove in this regard is more practical.
        But on the car chassis (as in the last photo) - this is really interesting.
      2. gray smeet
        gray smeet 17 December 2015 09: 09 New
        12
        Worked, in due time, on this tool ... the weather was very hot. Workhorse.
      3. oldseaman1957
        oldseaman1957 17 December 2015 09: 10 New
        +8
        Quote: subbtin.725
        Soviet classics still serve
        - And we won’t take it, - at the exit there is a tank or a cannon. And very good. And if evil is concealed against anyone, then immediately the Gauges are obtained.
      4. GSH-18
        GSH-18 17 December 2015 10: 22 New
        +1
        Quote: subbtin.725
        Quote: dchegrinec
        Its most important advantage is reliability and mobility!

        Soviet classics will still serve.

        Soviet classics perfectly let fly into pieces of cockroaches from daish. Daish donkey in Arabic lol
        1. Grabberxnumx
          Grabberxnumx 17 December 2015 11: 30 New
          0
          Life story:
          Uncle told when he served in the GSVGV.
          Their battalion commander quarreled with the ensign on duty at the training ground. Prapor was well-to-do, he brought a little chicken and a cow in a shed at the landfill, he cut grass. Well, ALARM with a trip to the training ground and training firing (discs).
          - Landmark - haystack-machine gun nest! Destroy! Fire!
          A stack (and not one but 5-6 pieces) from ingot ingots into dust ..
          I had to eat a cow ..
    2. vodolaz
      vodolaz 17 December 2015 09: 09 New
      +6
      I am amazed at the genius of our designers.
      1. andre
        andre 17 December 2015 09: 45 New
        +2
        Yeah, and shaitans from fecal pipes are scorching. am You watch the video, as after use, their feces fly in different directions !! fool
        1. Dangerous
          Dangerous 17 December 2015 09: 56 New
          11
          from fecal? So here is the unit!
  2. fedos_87
    fedos_87 17 December 2015 09: 03 New
    +3
    A good and reliable tool!
  3. Blackwizardru
    Blackwizardru 17 December 2015 09: 06 New
    -5
    But I didn’t like the photo :) It’s awesome to catch the rear axle to catch it ... A couple of volleys will be enough and then where to look for a tow truck in the desert?
    1. KBR109
      KBR109 17 December 2015 09: 10 New
      11
      Look carefully - at the rear axle there are four lowered supports (beds, legs) as on a truck crane.
      1. Blackwizardru
        Blackwizardru 17 December 2015 09: 19 New
        +5
        Sori, half asleep did not notice :( And you woke up thanks :)
        1. kurs66
          kurs66 17 December 2015 13: 41 New
          0
          Here, even though you’re sleeping, don’t sleep, with intensive shooting, the chassis is covered anyway, it begins to walk on its three legs after a dozen shots on full ground, given that in addition to the stanchions, the stakes are also driven in, and the machine will start to donate metal ... Physics she and in syria a physicist
  4. Hubun
    Hubun 17 December 2015 09: 07 New
    +1
    The old woman will still press the terror
  5. Jozhkin Cat
    Jozhkin Cat 17 December 2015 09: 07 New
    0
    imagine how hard the wheeled chassis at the time of the shot wassat
  6. kapitan92
    kapitan92 17 December 2015 09: 09 New
    +4
    A very successful product! Simplicity, reliability, transportation.
    Range of 15km by today's standards for a howitzer is already not enough. We need new, more powerful ammunition!
  7. bad
    bad 17 December 2015 09: 16 New
    +2
    Quote: oldseaman1957
    Quote: subbtin.725
    Soviet classics still serve
    - And we won’t take it, - at the exit there is a tank or a cannon. And very good. And if evil is concealed against anyone, then immediately the Gauges are obtained.
    + .. well said laughing
  8. Isangrim
    Isangrim 17 December 2015 09: 17 New
    0
    The short range is successfully compensated for by simplicity, reliability and mobility))) I doubt that ISIS-DAISH has a longer-range gun)
    1. kapitan92
      kapitan92 17 December 2015 09: 52 New
      +5
      When compared with the weapons of the ISIL-DAISH-D30, it is a masterpiece, but it must be compared with the weapons of a potential adversary. I was taught that potential adversaries are the United States and China. Despite the "vows" of friendship, I think that nothing has changed.
      Only NATO is "swollen".
  9. gla172
    gla172 17 December 2015 09: 33 New
    0
    http://toneshonk.blogspot.ru/2012/12/30.html
  10. BOB044
    BOB044 17 December 2015 09: 33 New
    +1
    It’s a good tool for a long time. good
  11. Gray 43
    Gray 43 17 December 2015 10: 10 New
    0
    And the idea with a howitzer on the truck’s chassis is interesting - the gun itself weighs relatively little, which means the speed of transfer from place to place will be faster, and you can develop a trailer for the ammunition
    1. Batia
      Batia 17 December 2015 10: 50 New
      0
      And the bridges will not fall off after a volley? I'm not special, but rollback then be here. Will the KAMAZ chassis withstand?
    2. russmensch
      russmensch 17 December 2015 11: 00 New
      +1
      Quote: Gray 43
      and under the ammunition you can develop a trailer

      What is it like? Or what about? For the first time I hear about the development of a sight for ammunition ... Usually, ammunition is developed for ready-made installations. How many times have I had to test new shells, including for the D-30, for example 3Sh1, but the sight and the sight in Africa. Maybe I didn’t understand something or I don’t know?
  12. Aleksandr69
    Aleksandr69 17 December 2015 10: 48 New
    +1
    the trunk is clean, the rollback is normal. D-30 is an excellent landing howitzer, and therefore light.
  13. Lexa-149
    Lexa-149 17 December 2015 11: 17 New
    0
    Beautiful howitzer! A bunch of engineering!
    That would be, given the modern realities of wars and scientific and technological progress, it and its ammunition should be modernized a little and for another 100 years it could bring terror to the adversary!
  14. russmensch
    russmensch 17 December 2015 11: 17 New
    +7
    A good tool, true, true. But provided that they are in normal hands, i.e. knowledgeable literate gunners. He himself served them, then it happened to go out to the artillery regiments with checks and check the technical condition. So in the indifferent hands of the D-30 almost instantly does not become B / G. For example, the drummer D-30 is in the wedge and is fastened there by a simple twist to the right. Very often I met that after making marches, the drummer fell out, because the fighter did not fully rotate when installing the drummer. We have to take a new one from the spare parts. Even funnier - the wedge itself is held after installing it in place with two stops located on the right and left breech. They are spring-loaded and therefore cannot independently enter their nests. This can only be done by removing the wedge from the breech. The soldier removes the stops and the wedge is removed. Then it is inserted again, but at the same time the stops are forgotten to be removed from the stopper. Everything, on the very first bump, the wedge flies out from the breech and the gun turns into an ordinary piece of iron ...
    The chassis is also weak. There are torsion beams and on unpaved roads going at a speed of more than 40 km, torsion bars often do not withstand loads. I'm not talking about the wheels - at first they were cast - they simply exploded at speeds close to 60 km after passing a certain distance, but they were not afraid of bullets, thorns and other things. We had to check the wheels for "fluidity" before the march. Then they began to put inflatable ones - so then all the thorns, pieces of iron and so on became "a favorite delicacy". And so is not a very whimsical tool.
    1. gladcu2
      gladcu2 17 December 2015 20: 45 New
      0
      russmensch

      As far as there are restrictions on the speed of transportation. Do cast up to 40 km / h. More nuts on wheels could shoot back. And at full charge, the barrel could fly behind the projectile (officers told).

      But in fact, from marching to combat, it was installed easily, without headaches.
  15. Balagan
    Balagan 17 December 2015 14: 05 New
    0
    2C1 - this is the self-propelled D-30.
  16. DJDJ GOSHA
    DJDJ GOSHA 17 December 2015 14: 49 New
    0
    Yes! Cool system, but 122.