152-mm 2S5 Giatsint-S self-propelled field gun Weapon Systems // Artillery/Guns // Self-Propelled Guns/Howitzers

Country of Origin: Russia

The Giatsint (Hyacinth) is the self-propelled carriage that carries the 152-mm 2A36 field gun. Although not much heavier than the 2S3 Akatsiya it was intended to replace, its gun is more powerful and has a longer range. It resembles the U.S. M107/M110 series in its lack of protection for the gun crew while in action. The hull of the 2S5 is of all-welded steel armor, providing protection against small arms and shell splinters. The commander's barbette is located ahead and to the left...


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