Field Artillery p0rn via Croatia
Found this Series of pictures of a battery of Croatian army howitzers going boom. Enjoy!
The gun in the first, second and fourth image is the Argentine made L33 155 mm howitzer Model 77 (CITEFA X1415). Produced in limited numbers in the 1980s to replace WWII era US M114 howitzers, some of these saw combat in the Falklands where the Brits captured four. Since 2000, the Argentine government has sold Croatia a battery of these guns as they are being (slowly) replaced by the L45 CALA 30.
Weight 8,200 kg
Barrel length 33 gauge / mm
Ammunition 155 mm
Gauge 155 mm
Rate of fire dpm
Effective Range :
20,000 m (with normal ammo)
24,000 m (with special ammunition)
The gun in the third picture is a 122 mm howitzer M94, which is a Yugo modernization of the Soviet D-30 with a new muzzle brake, redesigned trail, and improved hydraulic brake. The Soviets invented this gun in the 1960s and its been used around the world from Afghanistan to China to Bosnia. Oddly enough both the Iranians and the Iraqs used it against each other during the 1980s when they had their late great hate.
Weight Combat: 3,210 kg (7,100 lb)
Length Transport: 5.4 m (17 ft 9 in)
Barrel length Bore: 38 calibres
Width Transport: 1.9 m (6 ft 3 in)
Height Transport: 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in)
Caliber 122 mm (4.8 in)
Elevation -7° to 70°
Rate of fire Maximum: 10-12 rpm
Sustained: 5-6 rpm
Effective firing range 15.4 km (9.6 mi)
21.9 km (13.6 mi)
(with rocket-assisted projectile)