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    2S35 Koalitsiya-SV 152mm


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    Post  flamming_python on Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:24 am

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    Currently, the Armed the forces of the Russian Federation have some artillery systems whose shells, when shooting at maximum range, reach great heights. Of the flight trajectory can be found in the upper layers of the stratosphere where the air is very tenuous and its resistance is minimal. This factor has a positive effect on the range. With such systems, the shells of which overlook the stratospheric heights today are Coalition-SV AND 2c7m Malka. According to domestic and foreign experts, it is planned to within three years to complete the development of long-range high-precision artillery ammunition (DVAB) with a range of up to 170 km.

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    170km range... Shocked

    That would make the Koalitsiya more of a division or theatre-level weapon really. Almost strategic. Which is a great capability, but not the system's raison-d'etre.
    I would assume only a limited amount of these shells would be procured and they would mostly be employed against predetermined targets in range of the artillery batteries' places of permanent deployment in lieu of say cruise missiles against such targets, rather than simply being handed down to every battery in the country and expended as the tactical situation dictates.

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    Post  GarryB on Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:21 am

    Well as the artillery UAV support improves and increases in performance then longer ranged artillery options become more useful, and in fact necessary.

    A 152mm shell with perhaps laser homing terminal guidance and a 160km range would be an ideal tool to use with UCAVs in places like Syria where airsupport would become expensive, and in many cases excessive... two 250kg bombs from 6km altitude from an Su-24 would be a good way of dealing with an artillery position like a launch site for unguided rockets, or a comms centre or HQ, but against an enemy in a small civilian toyota light truck with a HMG or perhaps even TOW on the back then it would be over kill.

    Just like tank gun launched missiles I doubt they will become the primary ammo for most units, but it is a handy arrow to have available if needed.

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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:17 pm

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