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2A65 Msta-B (M1976) Russian 152mm Towed Gun Howitzer

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"WEG"
"Artillery"
"Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"Towed Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"Russia (RUS)"
"PRO_Belarus"
"PRO_CFE Treaty"
"PRO_Georgia"
"PRO_Iraq"
"PRO_Kazakhstan"
"PRO_Russian Federation"
"PRO_Syria"
"PRO_Ukraine"
"Land"
"Tier3"
notes"The Russian Msta-B type classified as M1976 and also designated 2A65, is a 152 mm towed howitzer developed towards the end of the Cold War for the Soviet forces. The Msta-B’s 2A65 ordnance is mounted on a conventional split trail carriage. When deployed in the firing position, the howitzer rests on three points – the hydraulic circular firing jack under the forward part of the carriage and the two spades at the rear, with the roadwheels raised from the ground. Each of the box section trails has a castor wheel to assist the gun crew in bringing the weapon into action. When deployed in the firing position, these swing upwards through 180° and rest on top of each trail. This is the same 152-mm weapon as the 2S19 on a two-wheel towed carriage with split trails. The towed gun preceded the 2S19 into production. The towed, nuclear-capable 152-mm field gun M1976, along with its self-propelled counterpart 2S5, replaced the 130-mm field gun M-46 in gun battalions organic to artillery regiments and brigades at the front and army level. This gun has a distinctive four-wheeled carriage and has an armored shield that slopes to the rear and extends over the wheels. It has been fielded since 1978 and deployed in Soviet forces in Eastern Europe. This deployment indicated the importance Soviet doctrine placed on the capability to deliver low-yield nuclear strikes relatively close to Soviet forces."
dateOfIntroduction1986
countryOfOrigin"Russia (RUS)"
proliferation"Belarus, CFE Treaty, Georgia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Syria, Ukraine"
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name"COMBO M1987 2A65 TWD 152MM"
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images
"2A65_Msta-B(D).jpg"
"2A65_Msta-B(E).jpg"
"2A65_Msta-B_(DD).jpg"
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"2A65 Msta-B; M1976"
name"Type"
value"Towed Howitzer"
name"Caliber"
value"152 mm"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Motovilikha Plants"
name"In Service"
value"1987-Present"
name"Crew"
value"8"
units"ea"
name"Prime Mover"
value"When in transit, the Msta-B is hitched to a 6x6 truck or tracked vehicle like the MT-LB. The width of its wheelbase and overall dimensions allows it to be hauled on paved roads at speeds reaching 80 km/h."
name"Towing Speed Road"
value"80"
units"km/h"
name"Towing Speed Off Road"
value"20"
units"km/h"
name"Displacement Time"
value"3"
units"min"
name"Emplacement Time"
value"3"
units"min"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length, Chassis Overall Firing"
value"INA"
name"Length, Chassis Overall Travel"
value"12.7"
units"m"
name"Height, Overall"
value"2.95"
units"m"
name"Width, Firing"
value"INA"
name"Width, Travel"
value"2.5"
units"m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"7,000 kg"
name"Main Weapon System"
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name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"1 x L/47 Howitzer"
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name"Type"
value"Towed Howitzer"
name"Caliber"
value"152"
units"mm"
name"Length, Barrel"
value"7,200 m"
name"Weight"
value"6,800 kg"
name"Loader Type"
value"Manual"
name"Breech Type"
value"Vertical Sliding Wedge"
name"Muzzle Brake Type"
value"Multi-Baffle"
name"Rate of Fire, Burst"
value"8"
units"rds/min"
name"Rate of Fire, Normal"
value"6"
units"rds/min"
name"Rate of Fire, Sustained"
value"4"
units"rds/min"
name"Maximum Elevation"
value"+70"
units"deg"
name"Minimum Elevation"
value"-4"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Range"
value"54"
units"deg"
name"Traverse, Left"
value"27"
units"deg"
name"Traverse, Right"
value"27"
units"deg"
name"Ammunition"
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name"Ammunition (Option 1)"
properties
name"Name"
value"OF-45"
name"Type"
value"Frag-HE"
name"Caliber"
value"152"
units"mm"
name"Projectile Weight"
value"43.56"
units"kg"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"864"
units"m/s"
name"Fuze Type"
value"RGM-2 PD"
name"Range, Maximum"
value"24,700"
units"m"
name"Range, Minimum"
value"6,500"
units"m"
name"Ammunition (Option 2)"
properties
name"Name"
value"OF-45 w/ Boat Tail"
name"Type"
value"Frag-HE"
name"Caliber"
value"152"
units"mm"
name"Projectile Weight"
value"42.86"
units"kg"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"828"
units"m/s"
name"Fuze Type"
value"KZ-88 PD"
name"Range, Maximum"
value"29,000"
units"m"
name"Range, Minimum"
value"6,710"
units"m"
name"Fire Control System"
properties
name"Indirect Fire"
value"PG-1M PANTEL"
name"Direct Fire"
value"OP 5M"
name"Collimator"
value"K-1"
name"Fire Control Computer"
value"None"
name"Gun Display Unit"
value"None"
name"Optics for Direct Fire Mode"
value"Features the OP4M-35 direct-fire anti-tank telescopic sight with a field of view (FOV) of 11° and a magnification of ×5.5, an indirect fire sight (dial sight), an angle of sight scale, and range drum coupled to a mounted elevation levelling bubble."
name"Night Optics"
value"The APN-3 active/passive night sight is also fitted for night firing."
variants
name"2A65 MSTA-B"
notes"This is the same 152-mm weapon as the 2S19 on a two-wheel towed carriage with split trails."
name"MSTA-K"
notes"This was a prototype comprising a MAZ (8 x 8) truck supporting a modified turret fitted with the 2S19."
name"2S19M MSTA-S"
notes"This variant, developed by mid-2000, featured the ASUNO automatic gun fire-control system."
name"2S19M1 MSTA-S"
notes"This system features the ASUNO fire-control system and a 155-mm main gun."
name"2S19M1-155"
notes"Uraltransmash has developed a variant of the 2S19M1 fitted with a NATO-standard 155-mm/52-cal cannon for the export market."
name"2S19M2 MSTA-SM2/2S33"
notes"This is an upgraded version of the MSTA-S. It features a new ASUNO-M automatic fire-control system, which increases the rate of fire to 10 rounds per minute."
name"2S33 MSTA-SM"
notes"This is a modernized version with a new 2A79 cannon with upgraded ballistics. It has a range of more than 25 mi (40 km)."
name"2S30 Iset"
notes"This is an improved variant of the MSTA-S with more advanced automation."
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