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152-mm D-20

Country of Origin: Russia


The 152-mm D-20 gun/howitzer was organic to Soviet army/front-level artillery; it remains in Russian army service. It equips either an artillery regiment (18-24 guns) or an artillery brigade (36-48 guns).

The D-20 shares its carriage and recoil system with the D-74 field gun (see separate database entry).

The howitzer fires OF-540 high-explosive fragmentation (HE-FRAG), HE anti-tank (HEAT), BR-540 armor-piercing with tracer (AP-T), G-545 concrete-piercing (CP), chemical, S-540...

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