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Gun Data for the Day – Day 36

And in counterpoint, here’s the Russian/Soviet 2S3 Akatsiya self-propelled howitzer.

Specifications
Weight Maximum: 28 metric tons
Length Total: 8.4 m (27 ft 7 in)
Hull: 7.765 m (25 ft 5.7 in)
Width 3.25 m (10 ft)
Height 3.05 m (10 ft)
2.615 m (8 ft 7.0 in) without a machine gun
Crew 4

Breech semi-automatic vertical wedge
Elevation −4° to +60°
Traverse 360°
Rate of fire Sustained: 1  rpm max: 4 rpm
Maximum firing range Conventional: 18.5 km (11.5 mi)
RAP: 24 km (15 mi)

Armor 15 mm (hull)
30 mm (turret and hull front)[1]
Main
armament
152.4 mm D-22 howitzer L/27
(46 rounds, maximum)[2][3]
Secondary
armament
7.62 mm remotely controlledPKT tank machine gun
(1,500 rounds)[3]
Engine V-59
(12-cylinder 4-stroke V-shaped water-cooled diesel)[2]
520 hp (382.7 kW) at 2,000 rpm[2]
Power/weight 18.9 hp/t (13.92 kW/t)
Transmission mechanical double-flow, planetary gear-gearbox unit
Suspension independent torsion bars with hydraulic shock absorbers of 1st and 6th road wheels
Ground clearance 0.45 m (1 ft 6 in)
Fuel capacity 830 liters[2]
Operational
range
500 km (310 mi)[2]
Speed On-road: 63 km/h (39 mph)
Off-road: 45 km/h (28 mph)[2]
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