The military has shown how new invincible howitzer “Bogdan”
In Kiev at the military parade for Independence Day, Ukrainians will present a new self-propelled howitzer “Bogdan” with a powerful 155 mm gun. In the network appeared the first photos of the artillery.
Photos published by the Director of information and consulting company Defense Express Serhiy Zgurets on his page in Facebook. “So, “Bogdan”, — he signed the post.
KrAZ-6322 — Ukrainian cargo onboard wheel drive car with the wheel formula 6×6 and with a lifting capacity of 10-20 tons bonnet layout. The car is designed to transport people and various goods by public roads and off-road.
Chassis of this vehicle was previously used for another project – fighting machine with a 152 mm gun.
Later, the portal published another photo, “Bogdan”, where the artillery set paired armored cabin for combat crew “Bogdan”.
“It’s unusual. She is unusual. It kind of really… weird. But it is OURS. She is a 155-mm artillery “Bogdan,” said freelance adviser to the President Yury Biryukov.
He also revealed some of the tactical and technical characteristics of the new ACS. So, management, guidance and use of guns can be carried out using the remote control, or using mechanical drives. In the comments Biryukov added that “Bogdan” also have the ability to control the gun from the cab of the KrAZ or remotely.
In addition, the tool has a automatic loader on six shots, and the rate of fire is six rounds per minute – which is pretty high for artillery of this type.
“And not just 6 rounds per minute. Shot range at TK high-explosive charge of more than 40 kilometers. And active-reactive – more than 50,” – said Biryukov.
The fundamental difference and breakthrough Biryukov said that this ACS – Ukrainian production from the chassis to the trunk. By the way, before the barrels of heavy artillery in Ukraine had not produced.