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152-mm vz.77 DANA

Country of Origin: Slovak Republic


The DANA (dell automobilny nabijene automatickly, automobile gun automatically loaded) is a 152-mm self-propelled howitzer that is based on a lengthened Tatra 815 VT 8 x 8 truck chassis.

The DANA was the first self-propelled artillery weapon to be produced in the Warsaw Pact outside of the former Soviet Union. It is unusual because of the mounting of such a large caliber gun on a wheeled chassis rather than the more conventional method of using a tracked chassis.

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