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Soviet "Acacia" continue to smash terrorists in Syria

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ACS 2X3 "Acacia", despite its small size, makes a worthy contribution to the fight against terrorist groups in Syria. In total, they received a little more than 50 units from the USSR, Lev Romanov writes in his article for Messenger of Mordovia.


Soviet "Acacia" continue to smash terrorists in Syria


According to the newspaper, the Syrian army began to receive self-propelled guns from the USSR rather late and in very limited quantities, because at that time “Akatsiyami” actively armed Soviet troops stationed in Eastern Europe and Afghanistan.

The Syrian government did not have funds for the purchase of expensive weapons, so it was necessary to hope only for fraternal assistance from the Soviet Union.

"2С3" Acacia "was put into service in 1971 year. Two years later, NATO intelligence learned of its existence, after which it was given the designation M-1973. For the first time, this car was openly demonstrated only in 1977, November 7, during the parade on Red Square, ”the Herald reminds.

“During the civil war in Syria for a considerable time the combat use of these self-propelled guns was recorded only in the Damascus area. “Acacias” were very often used as assault vehicles - they hit the terrorists with direct fire. One can only imagine what the militants were experiencing when they were fired with shells weighing more than forty kilograms, ”writes Romanov.

Of course, the “locale” is not intended for urban battles, but its appearance in the settlements put considerable psychological pressure on the bandits - they tried to get out of the shelling as soon as possible and for a while stopped resistance.

“Despite the fact that the vehicles were used in street battles, they did not receive additional protection, unless, of course, we consider car tires with sandbags hung on armor,” the author notes.

The weight of the self-propelled unit - 27,5 tons, crew 4 people. Armament - 152-mm howitzer 2А33, firing range - to 17, 4 km, ammunition - 46 shots, rate of fire - up to 4 shots / min. Reservations - up to 30 mm. Engine power - 520 hp, speed - up to 60 km / h, power reserve - up to 500 km.



According to the author, there were no casualties in the SAU park for all these years, but this summer “the first two cars were hit, and because they were used in areas saturated with American anti-tank complexes TOW-2, again for shooting direct aiming.
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  1. Alexei
    Alexei 19 December 2015 09: 02 New
    +6
    The Syrian government did not have funds for the purchase of expensive weapons, so it was necessary to hope only for fraternal assistance from the Soviet Union.
    It’s like a kitten in the middle of a cruel Arab world ...
    1. queen
      queen 19 December 2015 09: 06 New
      11
      Quote: Alexej
      It's like a kitten

      Such a KotoSAU can tear to shreds.
      1. PN
        PN 19 December 2015 09: 12 New
        17
        It will tear apart, but why are they driven into the city if their estate is open? There may be a problem with professional spotters and gunners.
        1. Dryuya2
          Dryuya2 19 December 2015 09: 35 New
          20
          Quote: PN
          To break will break, but why they are driven into the city

          video from Andrei Filatov (I think no one showed this war better than him yes yes )
          a year ago or more request
          Andrey's channel - a lot of interesting
          http://www.youtube.com/user/andre8filatov/videos
          1 video from 6.50 - ACACIA works - but it's better to watch completely - then it’s clearer

          2 videos are also interesting wink
          Anti-aircraft gun against the positions of terrorists

          Well, 3 - The Beauty of Acacia
          1. Dryuya2
            Dryuya2 19 December 2015 10: 14 New
            +6
            Quote: Dryuya2
            1 video from 6.50 - ACACIA works - but it's better to watch completely - then it’s clearer

            and here is the continuation of distribution of "flowers"
            1. Samaritan
              Samaritan 19 December 2015 10: 30 New
              +8
              The class, it’s a pity to shoot, last year, every day, as the series watched :)))
              Now Zvezda is shooting, but standardly: a correspondent, a couple of Syrian shots and a shot. ..
              1. Dryuya2
                Dryuya2 19 December 2015 10: 40 New
                +4
                Quote: Samaritan
                Class, sorry to shoot ceased last year, every day,

                Andrey is not working with ANNA NEWS in the Donbass
                sometimes visiting on anti-maidan http://anti-maidan.com/
                answers the questions .
                Quote: Samaritan
                how the series watched :)))

                I think such a video should not just be watched, but studied - who should!
                1. Samaritan
                  Samaritan 19 December 2015 11: 27 New
                  +2
                  Quote: Dryuya2
                  Quote: Samaritan
                  Class, sorry to shoot ceased last year, every day,

                  Andrey is not working with ANNA NEWS in the Donbass
                  sometimes visiting on anti-maidan http://anti-maidan.com/
                  answers the questions .
                  Quote: Samaritan
                  how the series watched :)))

                  I think such a video should not just be watched, but studied - who should!

                  ... Yes, and youth is useful, because many people represent the war on Amer films, such as "Rambo" ...
                  Regarding Andrei Filatov, thanks, I looked at his answers to questions:
          2. epsilon571
            epsilon571 19 December 2015 14: 14 New
            +9
            I really liked the second video. Please note that between the shots of an anti-aircraft gun in the adjacent territory, civilian cars pass without any cover on the road. People do not seem to notice the war, in my opinion they are not even afraid. The most surprising thing is that terrorists do not shoot at them. This is a very strange war, "O Lord, your wonderful deeds!"
        2. 2С5
          2С5 19 December 2015 09: 54 New
          +5
          ... most likely ... the Savushka is not a tank., on the move it’s not trained to shoot, but with closed or direct fire it’s the very thing ... and the performance characteristics are not very correctly marked, range up to 22 km, active rocket projectile up to 33 km ... 1200 m ha direct fire and accuracy and killer at full charge is just awesome ... continued at 2s5 “Hyacinth” these are more powerful and accurate, but armor 50 and firing angle + -15 "total (for those who understand), so it’s a priority to work with them from closed positions ... a dovor base in a heated environment is not particularly appropriate and the commander is always overboard and the plate is lowered Xia-rises almost a minute, so that efficiency is not high unfortunately ...
        3. Lukich
          Lukich 19 December 2015 10: 22 New
          +4
          Quote: PN
          It will tear apart, but why are they driven into the city if their estate is open?

          or maybe because there is no other. nothing to answer
        4. cosmos111
          cosmos111 19 December 2015 11: 07 New
          +4
          It’s been proved a million times that we need STORM assault tanks / self-propelled guns with TANKOVORY armor for assault operations in conditions of stagnation ....

          improvised assault self-propelled guns at the GM-352 GSH with 57 mm S-60 ...
          1. 2С5
            2С5 19 December 2015 13: 26 New
            +2
            ... wow improvisation good
        5. ZKB
          ZKB 19 December 2015 11: 27 New
          +4
          because most of the fortifications and strongholds of terrorists in urban buildings. it can be defended with small forces for a long time and effectively, and even go away imperceptibly in the case of a sheer. but after a couple of shots of such a woman, direct fire ... there’s no one left
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        7. romanru4
          romanru4 21 December 2015 11: 05 New
          +2
          Not at all in this. From hopelessness. There were no armored vehicles for urban battles either. So you have to throw what is in the city blocks.
          In Grozny, too, from what it was, they "weaved" different options for the interaction of armored vehicles with infantry. Tank-tank (tank carousel), tank-shilka, tank-tunguska. This is not taught at any academy. The best academy is war. There is a "bit" not like in the classroom.
        8. staviator
          staviator 21 December 2015 13: 24 New
          0
          There must have been a problem with tanks, in the Great Patriotic War there were cases and “they hit Katyusha in a straight line on tanks.” On July 22, 1942, in the battle north of Novocherkassk, Moskvin’s division, which had been transferred to the Southern Front by that time and included in the 3rd Rifle Corps, had two salvoes direct fire destroyed 11 tanks - 1,1 per installation, while a good result for the anti-tank division of 18 guns was considered the defeat of two or three enemy tanks "
      2. marlin1203
        marlin1203 19 December 2015 09: 12 New
        +5
        In fact, even in World War II, our troops used guns as part of assault groups in urban battles. And these cannons rolled around the streets “on their hands”, and the fire was transferred from floor to floor following the movement of their infantry at the signal of a flag. soldier
      3. 2С5
        2С5 19 December 2015 09: 42 New
        +2
        ... et for sure ... served on such a car class !!! good
      4. zanoza
        zanoza 19 December 2015 10: 37 New
        +2
        http://www.cris9.armforc.ru/images/1v14_1.jpg
        54 guns - 3 artillery battalions of 18 guns = 1 self-propelled artillery regiment. Together with the guns, a 1B12 automated fire control complex based on the MT-LBU was also supposed to go (SOB machine - 9 pcs., Design bureau - 9 pcs., NSh adn-3 and CD adn - 3 pcs.)
        1. 2С5
          2С5 19 December 2015 13: 25 New
          +1
          ... in our regiment the truth was another 4 division, a jet ... BM-21
        2. The comment was deleted.
        3. Alex20042004
          Alex20042004 19 December 2015 14: 11 New
          0
          Zanoza - Loshkaryov?
        4. The comment was deleted.
  2. Imperialkolorad
    Imperialkolorad 19 December 2015 09: 04 New
    10
    Whoever said anything during the Soviet Union, designers knew how to make weapons.
    1. MIKHALYCH1
      MIKHALYCH1 19 December 2015 09: 11 New
      17
      Quote: ImperialKolorad
      Whoever said anything during the Soviet Union, designers knew how to make weapons.

      We were able to do it now too ... and not only weapons!
      1. seregatara1969
        seregatara1969 19 December 2015 12: 04 New
        +2
        I liked the train from air defense missiles
  3. Russian jacket
    Russian jacket 19 December 2015 09: 04 New
    +9
    Words of an officer of the Foreign Legion of France. "The Kalashnikov assault rifle on technology is a stone age. But it will not fail in the most abrupt conditions." According to the recognition of the Iraqi soldiers, Russian weapons are reliable and unpretentious and perform the same tasks as the sophisticated American, but just as efficiently. You can be proud of our designers and gunsmiths ... hi
    1. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 19 December 2015 09: 24 New
      +6
      Kalashnikov assault rifle on technology - stone age

      Manufacturing technology is really economical. So all the gunsmiths of the world strive for this - in order to be cheap, but reliable and of high quality. Interestingly, then, not the Stone Age?
      1. avva2012
        avva2012 19 December 2015 09: 32 New
        +5
        Probably the M-16, on which it is necessary to pull on the prez and clean it until you lose feeling after each use, and they have such a backlash that all the dirt is at home.
        1. rotmistr60
          rotmistr60 19 December 2015 12: 58 New
          +3
          Shot from her. Accuracy is perhaps a little better, although from AK all exercises for motorized rifles performed only excellently. But our AK is more reliable, and therefore does not have a rammer, like the M-16.
      2. smith7
        smith7 19 December 2015 09: 45 New
        +6
        This "stone age" is a design and technological masterpiece. The combined combination of its operational characteristics is not achievable. Only a club is more reliable, and combat effectiveness is not much inferior to the most modern counterparts.
      3. 2С5
        2С5 19 December 2015 09: 57 New
        +2
        ... Westerners, justifying concern for security and introducing unknown new technologies to anyone else, are simply looking for a reason to get into the taxpayer’s pocket ...
    2. Disant
      Disant 19 December 2015 09: 46 New
      +6
      I will stand up for AK - let this officer tell the Papuans and his soldiers about production technologies
      1. 2С5
        2С5 19 December 2015 10: 14 New
        +1
        ... technology as such few people are interested in the main thing, the final product and its performance
    3. Disant
      Disant 19 December 2015 09: 46 New
      +3
      I will stand up for AK - let this officer tell the Papuans and his soldiers about production technologies
      1. Russian jacket
        Russian jacket 19 December 2015 11: 47 New
        0
        Actually, this is AK praise. Compared to everything else. Read and pull out only the first part of the sentence is not worth it.hi
    4. 2С5
      2С5 19 December 2015 09: 56 New
      +3
      ... everything ingenious is simple good
    5. TRex
      TRex 19 December 2015 22: 40 New
      -4
      According to the officer of the Foreign Legion ... Padded jacket !!! What is such a "foreign legion" compared to the authority of a Kalashnikov assault rifle ??? You, son, filter, t.s. “bazaar” and watch the 60's shootings, when in Vietnam, without the prompts of your “foreign legion”, gentlemen from the USA threw out the M16 and took into their hands the AK 47, which shoots always and everywhere.
      "YOU CAN BE Proud of OUR DESIGNERS AND WEAPONS" ...
      Is the temperature normal? Parents are not crazy?
      Son. What class are you in?
      1. Russian jacket
        Russian jacket 20 December 2015 06: 07 New
        +2
        Rudeness on the network is the lot of trolls. Read off-diagonally. You are not inadvertently Ukrainian. Since only those obscenities respond to objections. For reference: Place of service of KTPO, 1986-88. Motomgroup, full-time position - machine gunner. So I am familiar with AK and PC. hi
    6. gladcu2
      gladcu2 20 December 2015 03: 56 New
      +1
      There is nothing of stone in AK. Smudak, that officer.

      There is a video from the Americans on YouTube. There 47 a bit modernized. The barrel is better, the bolt group cockes the trigger smoother.

      Queues at targets are scattered and singing differambs.
  4. venaya
    venaya 19 December 2015 09: 06 New
    +2
    Self-propelled guns are gradually gaining more and more respect for themselves in view of both the high efficiency of the application and the real shooting results.
  5. Vladimyrych
    Vladimyrych 19 December 2015 09: 06 New
    +6
    T-54/55, T-72, D-30, 2C3 "Acacia" ... Everything is Soviet-made, trouble-free and not killed.
    For a long time in the world many will cling to the weapons that remain of the Great Power like a straw. Many "democratizers" all this across the throat will rise again and again.
    1. Samaritan
      Samaritan 19 December 2015 10: 42 New
      +4
      And now they produce, just a sight for sore eyes:
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 19 December 2015 09: 10 New
    +8
    Well, how can the Syrians explain that self-propelled guns are not tanks! Although similar. Judging by the angle of inclination of the trunks of guns of all types, which are shown in the video from the battlefields, the Syrian army uses mainly direct fire. Well this is wrong. Forgotten how to prepare data, adjust the fire ...
    Therefore, excellent self-propelled guns drive instead of tanks.
    1. 2С5
      2С5 19 December 2015 10: 02 New
      +8
      ... to them the special bombardiers of graduates of artillery schools of the Soviet era and the same crews of SOVIET training, the enemy of grief would have grabbed a full scoop ...

      dogs: I’m not at all detracting from the ability and training of specialists in the present, but apparently I’m somewhere somewhere deep down in my soul hi
    2. Quager
      Quager 19 December 2015 11: 02 New
      +6
      I watched all the videos on Anka from Jobar, they beat them with direct fire both over the heads of the flat and with the closed ones they hit the bull's-eye, so the Syrians work fine there, all according to the circumstances. Another thing is that there are few equipment and they ride from site to site to support one or another unit.
    3. Speedy
      Speedy 19 December 2015 11: 22 New
      +6
      This sau is designed for a completely different war. Hedgehog it is clear that the artel is better to use from closed positions, etc. But the war of the case in Syria, with the enormous concentration of the population on the lived fives and in general the civil war, are making adjustments ... SAA officers were just graduating from Soviet and Russian army universities, and they know how to use them.
      1. 2С5
        2С5 19 December 2015 13: 37 New
        +3
        ... well then, it is better to use the "Carnations" ... and maneuverability and carcass at the level ... although it is kaneshnaya 152 and in Africa 152, and even PF ... damn it, some cannibalistic inclinations appear in old age recourse
  7. Tusv
    Tusv 19 December 2015 09: 13 New
    +2
    God forbid to taste the barmaleam sweet piece from the Coalition
  8. Imperial
    Imperial 19 December 2015 09: 19 New
    12
    Ah, something was drawn to the lyrics in the morning))) White acacia clusters are fragrant.
    The night away drove us crazy.
    1. 2С5
      2С5 19 December 2015 10: 04 New
      +6
      ... the most impressive thing is the names of Russian military equipment - acacia, cloves, hyacinth, peony ... mellowing, relaxing in the summer garden and nothing more .. romance and lyrics repeat
  9. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 19 December 2015 09: 27 New
    +6
    As far as Soviet (Russian) weapons are concerned, so much has been agreed that it is not possible to wedge themselves. Our weapons have always been distinguished by simplicity, reliability, not whimsical service and, of course, combat characteristics.
  10. Neophyte
    Neophyte 19 December 2015 09: 39 New
    +7
    During a mushroom hunt, wandered to a famous training ground near St. Petersburg, and there self-propelled guns fired? He was almost next to the installation and when fired, he realized what self-propelled guns were?
    Three-dimensional world curled up to one-dimensional!
  11. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 19 December 2015 09: 42 New
    +4
    At one time, a lot of ingenious developments were created in our country, this is one of them. A lot depends on the ammunition itself. Apparently, Russia helps with them. It is very good that the old technique finds such effective use.
  12. Izotovp
    Izotovp 19 December 2015 09: 54 New
    +3
    The use of self-propelled guns in urban battles has several reasons in my opinion: the lack of tanks plus the power of ammunition. Nezrya was considered that the caliber 152-155 is the most universal at the moment. And as an assault in our WWII and 200-mm mortars on tracks used with great success))).
  13. tinibar
    tinibar 19 December 2015 10: 12 New
    -4
    Quote: PN
    It will tear apart, but why are they driven into the city if their estate is open? There may be a problem with professional spotters and gunners.

    It has long been noted that the gunners of the Syrian army, to put it mildly, are not very ...
  14. chikenous59
    chikenous59 19 December 2015 10: 21 New
    +6
    One water in the news lately. Obvious things grind day after day under different formulations.
    You all should ur shout and say what great news, if there would be more of such, here and get "water"
    1. ICT
      ICT 19 December 2015 11: 09 New
      +2
      the first two cars were hit

      ............
      1. TARAS BULBA
        TARAS BULBA 21 December 2015 23: 38 New
        0
        Apparently it’s not the fate to hide the technology behind the building ... let them watch the film “In War as in War”
  15. ASK505
    ASK505 19 December 2015 17: 25 New
    +6
    From the story of one Austrian about military service. They dug a hole at the shooting range, filled it with water, made good dirt. The officer before the platoon did not talk much about Russian weapons and decided to show how it works. Threw AKM, PPSh and M-16 into the mud. Fifteen minutes after the general briefing, he shot the entire AKM and PPSh store on the target. After 15-16 shots, the American M-2 jammed and did not come to her senses, although he was very fiddling with her and swearing. He looked at us and said: "They saw everything. Draw conclusions."
  16. archimer
    archimer 20 December 2015 21: 23 New
    0
    What would the best aces of the USSR answer!
  17. Jack-b
    Jack-b 21 December 2015 13: 34 New
    0
    Does the shell really weigh 40kg? Or is it along with a sleeve and a charge?