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FEBRUARY 2023

In Video: Russian Msta-SM2 Howitzers Use ‘Roving Gun’ Tactic To Hit Ukrainian Forces

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In Video: Russian Msta-SM2 Howitzers Use ‘Roving Gun’ Tactic To Hit Ukrainian Forces

A Russian Msta-SM2 firing. Screengrab via the Russian Ministry of Defense.

On December 9, the Russian Defense Ministry published a video showing teams of Msta-SM2 self-propelled 152 mm howitzers employing the “roving guns” tactic to hit Ukrainian personnel and equipment in the special military operation zone.

“The tactic of roving guns enables artillery squads to conduct a counter-fire maneuver after accomplishing a firing mission and leave the site as soon as possible for another fire emplacement where they can direct the gun and wipe out a new enemy target after getting target acquisition data from reconnaissance units and drone teams,” the ministry said in a commentary to the video.

The Msta-SM2, the latest version of the original Msta-S, has a maximum firing range of 29 kilometers. It can also fire the laser-guided 2K25 Krasnopol round, which has a range of 20-25 kilometers. The modernized howitzer, which is equipped with an automatic fire control system and a digital navigation system, can fire up to ten rounds per minute.

The tracked chassis of the Msta-SM2 uses many components of the T-72 and T-80 battle tanks. It is powered by a rear-mounted V-84A diesel engine, developing 840 hp.

Around 760 Mata-S and SM2 howitzers are reportedly in active service with the Russian military, more than 200 others are kept in storage. Russian defense manufacturer Uraltransmash is currently mass producing the Msta-SM2.

The United States and its NATO allies have supplied Ukraine with around 350 howitzers and dozens of counter-battery radars since the start of the Russian special military operation. Despite of this massive support, Kiev forces are still struggling in the face of Russian artillery.

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Non Nazi Citizen

Get them all, the dirty Nazis

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Miki Miric

Rusi vi znate zašto se borite, NATO je uzgojio zvijer u vašem komšiluku,zvijer koju morate uništiti sada jer za desetak godina vaše će žrtve biti deset puta veće,to nisu ljudi,iza njih stoji prljavi zapad koji želi da vas pocijepa i uzme vašu zemlju i vaše bogatstvo,uništi vašu vjeru i vas narod izbriše,morate biti složni,do pobjede braćo

Zaam Teklar

Many Nazis already killed, but still there are too much of them on the face of the earth! NATO can’t save them, they are doomed.

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y9 y9

They are not Nazis, they are agents of oligarchs instead of working for the people – the opposite of what the original Nazis did.

Clyde

You are retarded. You and the rest of the world would be well-served if you stepped in front of a bus moving at a good clip.

USA is a shithole, EU is becoming one

Russia still playing.

Russia still fighting with 1% of her might, squashing the Nazy scum with one nail and that with reluctance…

Russia should use RAGE and incinerate all the disgusting vermin at once!

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GUSTAVO

You will see the 10% of mighty Russia force this coming Russia offensive.

USA is a shithole, EU is becoming one

If I would have spoken Russian, I would have voluntered to fight and die for Russia.

This warmongering NATO scum must be incinerated.

PAUlUS MARIUS LEGATUS LEGIONIS

Ottima tattica per eludere il tiro di controbatteria. Il semovente Msta-SM2 è estremamente efficace nel colpire obiettivi nemici, in particolare l’artiglieria e gli attacchi degli ukri, ma con i proiettili a guida terminale Krasnopol è in grado di neutralizzare obiettivi che richiedono un tiro di precisione. Il numero dei mezzi in servizio mi sembra cospicuo e altri sono in produzione: l’artiglieria della Federazione è formidabile ed i risultati sono sotto gli occhi di tutti. Solo il maiale Zelensky deve avere qualche grosso problema di vista!

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Last edited 1 month ago by PAUlUS MARIUS LEGATUS LEGIONIS
Corto Maltese

let me translate this: Slava Rusiji :)

PAUlUS MARIUS LEGATUS LEGIONIS

ANCHE il commento che ho appena postato è misteriosamente scomparso. Eppure non conteneva assolutamente niente che potesse essere interpretato come antirusso o contro la dirigenza russa. Sarei veramente curioso di conoscere il motivo di tutto questo. Anche ieri si è verificata la stessa cosa!Sono nel mirino di SF, che è la mia fonte di informazione preferita, o di qualche altro?

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NATO = North Atlantic Terrorist Organization

As my uncle always told me, never to fk with the Russian. They are fearless in battles and will fight till the very end. 28 million Russian didnt died for nothing Ukraine and NATO playing a dangerous game to fk with Russia like that. It’s not just Russian that supported Russia, it’s more than half of the world supporting and cheering for Russia. You know youre fked and there will never be any support for Ukraine, when a Vietnam war Veteran says this Youtube: Im a US Navy Vietnam Veteran and I support Russia and Putin 100%. My two brothers, a Marine and an Airforce Viet, are also against dictator Zelensky – Lee

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USA is a shithole, EU is becoming one

The deep state of USA fucked Russia, European people and Asia all this time.

We know it and we want REVENGE to stop this once and for all. Russia was way too merciful and now the Russian people is paying the price. European people are squashed under the tyranny of beaurocracy. We need FREEDOM, PEACE AND JUSTICE. And that means Nazy dead, all of them, from all sides of the both Oceans….

Most americans thinks so but they can’t vote. Only dead felons trannies and illegals can.

Fedy Klay

burn kiev to the ground! And if it’s no enough kharkov as well. The west don’t understand other language. Anytime you hesitate they think you are weak or afraid. They understand just violence. Remember Bagdad, Tripoli, Aleppo

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kotromanic

Not kharkov. Just like Riad is the heart of the salafist islamic terror ideology. The heart of the banderist nazi ideology is in lvov and ivanofrankivsk. Make a burning line from north to south at the western border of ukraine to poland.

Christopher

The Russian’s sure love their artillery.

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Klausenburgischer

Looks similar to the Panzerhaubitze 2000, a bit smaller probably sturdier and cheaper and probably a bit less capable but the sturdiness and cost and numbers deployed can make up for the difference. The Pzhaubitze 2000s were breaking down from too many shells fired in Ukrainian service they need far more frequent servicing and less intense use, more rotation in and out and more replacement on parts. https://armedforces.eu/compare/self-propelled_artillery_2S19_Msta_vs_Panzerhaubitze_2000 Russia has 760 in service vs the 22 delivered to Ukraine that are now withdrawn (to Slovakia?) for servicing … Germany is not happy about sending its latest tech into Ukraine.

Ghost of Moscow

I’m surprised that the Incompetent Russians even know how to fire that Howitzer!

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ZZZ

You will have ghost! Satanists like you go to nothing. You’ll discover very soon.

AliG

Roving the gun is important to avoid counterattacks. Everyone knows since the beginning. If they used their howitzers static before please fire the incompetent commander. A lot of losses could easily be avoided!

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USA is a shithole, EU is becoming one

And maybe they should have used them in groups, not one by one. This way a single shot from 6, 8 guns could achieve the same result as a gun sitting for 1 minute to shoot. Much more mobility, less time to be attacked.

Power to the Great Russian Motherland!

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Joao M...

1. Shoot 2. Move 3. Communicate

Marcelo Rodriguez

Así como Rusia utiliza la artillería itinerante en los frentes de batalla, tendría que utilizar de la misma manera su aviación estratégica ya que el ataque de Ucrania a las bases aereas Rusas de días atrás mostró que no es inteligente mantener días enteros a los bombarderos estratégicos estacionados en las pistas por varios días. Siendo observados por los satélites de inteligencia Occidental, se convierten en blancos fáciles, por esto se tendría que utilizar esta misma táctica de la artillería Rusa de moverse constantemente y rápidamente de las bases para no convertirse en blancos estáticos.

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Marcelo Rodriguez

El hecho de dejar a los bombarderos estratégicos estacionados en las pistas por varios días no es la manera más inteligente de protegerlos. Rusia debería mover sus bombarderos estratégicos de base en base cargarlos y armarlos con misiles rápidamente, esto no debería tardarse más de 15 horas para luego realizar las incursiones aéreas en territorio de Ucrania, todo esto sería necesario coordinarlo con los aviones de carga Rusos que traerian las misiles de otras bases aereas para poner poder armar a los bombarderos y hacer las salidas de combate rápidamente evitando ser detectados por los satélites espías de Occidente.

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