Hezbollah’s soldiers use 100-mm self-propelled wheel artillery platforms of the original design against terrorists in Syria.
The Soviet KS-19 antiaircraft cannon is mounted on chassis of commercial truck of Western manufacturers. Despite its venerable age, the KS-19 still has a sufficiently high performance. For example, its firing range is 21,000 m, rapidity of fire – up to 15 rounds per minute, shot weight – 15.6 kg.
These self-propelled artillery platforms have a reasonably well thought-out design. The platforms are equipped with local armor, special boxes for shells, and hydraulic mounting. According to the Vestnik Mordovii news agency, the self-propelled platforms are used only near Kalamoon and do not occur at other sectors of the front.
In addition, platforms of more simple design, produced in the field, are used in Kalamoon – a canon is mounted to elements of a gun-carriage, the platform does not have boxes for shells and a folding floor, and have only two hydraulic mountings.
The first photos of such self-propelled wheel artillery platforms appeared online at the beginning of 2014.