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Msta-S
152mm self-propelled howitzer with automated laying and fire control system

The 152mm Msta-S self-propelled howitzer with an automated laying and fire control system (ALFCS) is designed to engage (neutralize) enemy artillery and mortar batteries; tanks, anti-tank and other armored vehicles; manpower and fire means, control points, air defence, missile defence and electronic weaponry; destroy field fortifications and other defensive structures; deny the enemy’s ability to maneuver its infantry and armored reserves.

Advantages of the self-propelled howitzer:

  • the gun can be loaded at any angle of elevation and a traverse through 360 degrees;
  • the capability to cross water obstacles up to 5 meters deep and up to 1,000 meters wide;
  • original mechanisms feeding projectiles and charges from the ground provide high-rate firing without using the carried ammunition load;
  • automatic laying and laying recovery after each shot;
  • high survivability.

The automated laying and fire control system installed on the self-propelled howitzer, combined with artillery fire control vehicles, provides highly effective counter-battery fire. The use of the ALFCS reduces the emplacement time 1.5-2 times, shortens the time to open fire by 25-30%, and doubles the survivability of the self-propelled howitzer on the battlefield.

The self-propelled howitzer can deliver both indirect and direct fire only at the halt without the preliminary preparation of firing positions.

Principales características
Weight, t
42,0 +2%
Length (gun forward), m
11,917
Width (over tracks), m
3,38
Height (with machine gun), m
3,35
Barrel length, caliber
47
Max range of fire, km:
3OF45 HE projectile
24,7
3OF61 HE projectile
29,0
Krasnopol guided projectile
20,0
Loading
automatic projectile loading
Carried ammunition load, rds
50
Rate of fire, rds/min
7-8
Laying angles, deg:
elevation
-4…+68
traverse
360
Range, not less than, km
500
Max speed, km/h
60
Gun crew
5 (7 when firing from the ground)