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    Default 122 mm D-30 Lyagushka/2A18 howitzer videos

    Probably the world's most common howitzer. The 122 mm D-30.

    Single howitzer view


    Full battery view


    Two batteries (12 guns) firing, target area


    Direct fire with D-30


    • Calibre: 122 mm
    • Barrel length: 4.875 m
    • Weight: 3,210 kg
    • Elevation: +70 to -7 degrees
    • Traverse: 360 degrees
    • Maximum rate of fire: 7 to 8 rounds per minute.
    • Sustained rate of fire (1 hour): 75 rounds.
    • Range:
      • Normal projectile: 15,400 m
      • Rocket assisted projectile: 21,900 m

    Afghan army D-30
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    Yeee, it's very old weapon, but still very usefull

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    Sorry, double post.

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    And just as comparison, the 152 mm D-20 howitzer.





    Caliber: 152 mm
    Range: 16 km
    Rate of fire: 4 rounds/min
    Weight of gun: 5700 kg
    Weight of shell: 43 kg



    Typical crew with those huge shells

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    Very good piece, one of my favorites. My second cousin served in a D-20 battery in the Serbian Army.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aude sapere View Post
    And just as comparison, the 152 mm D-20 howitzer.
    Actually, the D-20 is a gun-howitzer.

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    Ahh, brings back memories. D-30 is a sweet gun to handle and fire. It wouldn't be a pleasant experience to be in the middle of that barrage.

    Has the D-20 a semiautomatic breech like D-30? Of this 152mm stuff I've only fired the 152 H 88-40, and I think all those 88-x -models have a crappy manual breech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basillicus View Post
    Ahh, brings back memories. D-30 is a sweet gun to handle and fire. It wouldn't be a pleasant experience to be in the middle of that barrage.

    Has the D-20 a semiautomatic breech like D-30? Of this 152mm stuff I've only fired the 152 H 88-40, and I think all those 88-x -models have a crappy manual breech.
    I heard from my cousin that the D-20's they fired had the manual breech and that they often had a problem with it "sticking" as opposed to the lengthened barrel M84 Nora version which had an automatic breech, I think.

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    Shamelessly bumping my own thread for some D-30 pictures.














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