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    2S43 "Malva" 152-mm self-propelled howitzer

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    Post  hoom on Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:54 am

    Thats the business there.

    Don't think of it as replacement or (poor) competition for high-power, off-road mobile tracked artillery, think of it as an evolution of towed artillery.

    Its going to cost in the ball-park of a conventional towed artillery piece + truck to tow it but all stuck together with quick deploy/scoot ability.
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    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:56 pm


    If these heavy trucks have pricetag and operating costs similar to standard ones then wouldn't it make more sense to move wheeled Coalition on this truck as well?

    Seems like much more stable platform, it would be under much less wear and tear due to weight and it should still fit on a cargo plane

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    Post  GarryB on Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:02 am

    It has a rear mounted firing spade to absorb recoil but does not seem to have the jacks to stabilise the vehicle located around the vehicle.

    In comparison. the Topol has jacks all around that actually lift the vehicle up off the ground for firing so when the weight of the vehicles suddenly changed when the missile is launched the energy is transmitted directly into the ground instead of the vehicles suspension.

    Rather than having soldiers standing at the rear feeding rounds in to this gun it looks like it has some sort of auto loading system... their might be a loading vehicle that tops up a fixed auto loader with perhaps 6-12 rounds ready to fire and then the loading vehicle tops the auto loader back up with 6-12 more rounds or maybe it has a loader and direct feed so a burst loader is attached to the vehicle which can be hand loaded or loading vehicle loaded an then fired, or the burst loader can be filled but for normal ops it can be hand loaded or loaded from an auto loading vehicle for long periods of shelling with an option to use the burst feed loader for short high tempo bursts.

    I would suspect this vehicle would probably significantly cheaper to buy and operate than any tracked model but also cheaper than the wheeled coalition... the wheeled coalition seems to have a full coalition turret so likely has 70-80 rounds and propellent charges ready to fire... but the loader support vehicle for this vehicle could probably also work with all artillery vehicles to allow sustained fire.

    I would like to see a lighter towed 152mm gun that perhaps uses all the same projectiles, but a smaller lower energy propellent charge out to perhaps 25-30km or so.

    It would mean it could be made lighter and more mobile under their new helicopter types for use in rugged terrain but with a heavy shell with a lot more power than the 122mm shell. In the mountains range is not so critical but lighter weight would make it easier to operate and move around the place... and ammo commonality would be valuable too.

    A tracked or wheeled version of the lighter version could be smaller and more mobile and be used by naval infantry and VDV and would be a very powerful system using standard ammo...

    The lightweight model 152mm gun could be mounted on an updated D-30 mount so it can turn 360 degrees to shoot in any direction.

    this vehicle seems to have a turntable mount so it might be able to turn a few degrees either side but the single spade and no jacks suggests to me this lighter vehicle probably moves with the recoil so perhaps being able to aim 20-30 degrees either side of directly forward is probably about as good as it can manage... which is fine.

    A spade would not be much good on a sealed road as it would not dig in, so it clearly leaves the road to fire, so lack of traverse is not a huge problem... the article does call it a cross country truck... called an all terrain truck.
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    Post  Hole on Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:04 pm

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    Post  George1 on Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:46 pm

    The timing of the start of testing of the newest wheeled ACS 2S43 "Malva"

    Tests of the promising 2C43 Malva self-propelled wheeled howitzer will begin in the spring or summer of 2021.

    This is reported "News" with reference to the Ministry of Defense.

    According to the publication, the newest self-propelled gun had to pass factory tests by the end of 2020 with firing, currently the ACS is undergoing a stage of correcting the shortcomings discovered during the tests. After the stage of fine-tuning "Malva" will start testing.

    ACS 2S43 "Malva" is being developed by the Central Research Institute "Burevestnik" as part of the ROC "Sketch". For the first time, the howitzer was presented in 2019 behind closed doors, details of the development are not provided.

    It is known that the 152-mm 2A64 cannon used in the Msta-S self-propelled guns is used as a firing component at Malva. It is possible to install an upgraded version of this gun, but the data is missing due to the secrecy of the development. The transportable ammunition of the howitzer is 30 rounds, the mass of the self-propelled guns is 32 tons.

    The chassis of the Malva is the BAZ-6010-027 all-terrain vehicle with an 8x8 wheel arrangement produced by the Bryansk Automobile Plant, and not the Belarusian MZKT tractor, traditionally used in the Russian army as a platform for placing various weapons. Other details have not yet been disclosed.

    As previously reported, in the framework of the R&D project “Sketch” a whole flower garden is being developed, which, in addition to “Mallow”, includes 120-mm Flook SAO on the Ural-VV chassis, 120 mm Arctic Magnolia self-propelled guns on the chassis of a two-link tractor DT-30MP and 82-mm mortar "Drok" on the chassis "Typhoon-VDV".

    https://en.topwar.ru/178934-nazvany-sroki-nachala-ispytanij-novejshej-kolesnoj-sau-2s43-malva.html

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    Post  GarryB on Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:42 am

    Interesting in those photos above it uses what appear to be mortar base plates at the rear rather than a conventional spade...

    Wonder if that means it can brace the vehicle on uneven ground or firing on a slope with perhaps one pushed down further than the other on a slope to level the vehicle when firing...

    Interesting use of existing technology that already works.

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