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152-mm D-1

Country of Origin: Russia


This obsolete 152-mm field howitzer was used by Soviet ground forces through the 1980s, but then withdrawn from the Russian army. It has been replaced in part by the D-20 towed gun and by the M1975 (2S3) self-propelled howitzer. It is a relatively small gun with a raked shield, box-section trai ls and metal disc wheels.

The D-1 is capable of firing nuclear as well as high-explosive fragmentation (HE-FRAG), HE anti-tank (HEAT), semi-armor-piercing (SAP) and concrete-piercing (CP)...

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