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Msta-S
Modernized 155mm self-propelled howitzer

The modernized 155mm Msta-S self-propelled howitzer 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:

  • lowest weight among 155mm/52-caliber SPGs;
  • the gun can be loaded at any angle of elevation and a traverse through 360 degrees;
  • automatic laying and laying recovery after each shot;
  • 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;
  • gun laying and firing are possible in emergency in the event of power failure.

An automated laying and fire control system (ALFCS) 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 2S19M1-155 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. Laying method is automatic, semi-automatic, manual.

Principales características
Weight, t
43,0
Length, m
12,42
Width, m
3,38
Height, m
2,98
Barrel length, caliber
52
Ammunition employed
NATO standard, Bofors, ERFB, Krasnopol-M guided projectile
Max range of fire, km:
HE projectile
30,0
base-bleed HE projectile
41,0
Carried ammunition load, rds
45
Rate of fire, rds/min
6-8
Time to open fire after receiving the target coordinates, min
0,5
Laying angles, deg:
elevation
-4…+70
traverse
360
Loading
automatic loading of projectiles and charges (charges are fed manually)
Operational range, km
500
Max speed, km/h
60
Crew
5