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122-mm D-30

Country of Origin: Russia


The D-30 122-mm howitzer is a relatively powerful and maneuverable weapon. The barrel is fitted with a multi-slotted muzzle brake that absorbs 50 percent of the recoil energy. The gun is topped by a box-like housing over the recoil mechanism and mounted on a carriage.

The carriage consists of the gun cradle, traversable top carriage and lower carriage, which has one fixed and two movable trail legs.

In its traveling form, the moveable trails are swung around under the barrel...

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