The GRAU 3A26 Howitzer is the newest field artillery in the Eurusian army.
About this creation
Artillery is a vital asset in any army, and the Eurusian Army has a number of different artillery systems. Showed here is the towed artillery, which is the most standard. While the ZIL AT-90 artillery tractor is an old vehicle, the GRAU 3A26 Howitzer is the newest artillery cannon in service by the Eurusian Army.
The GRAU 3A26 field howitzer with the old ZIL AT-90 artillery tractor.
ZIL AT-90 Artillery tractor:
An old vehicle deriving from CMP-FATs obtained by allied support in WWII, the ZIL AT-90 is still in use today. Its good cross country abilities, easy maintenance and reliability has proven a winning combination. Originally designed as an artillery tractor, the AT-90s are also used as scouting vehicles and light transport trucks. Despite its reliability, the ZIL AT-90s are getting very old, and are currently being replaced by the more modern Ural L520 ATUVs (All-Terrain Utility Vehicle).
The tractor's trunk is usually where the howitzer's ammunition is stored during travel.
Here's the AT-90's driver next to a crate of artillery shells. As you can see here, the back hatch can be fixed in the upright position using the supporting rig found in the trunk.
GRAU 3A26 Howitzer:
The GRAU 3A26 is a modern towed howitzer used by the Eurusian Army. Its 152 mm shell packs a good punch, and used in batteries these cannons can provide awesome firepower. Batteries of 3A26s (usually 5 – 10 guns) are positioned along the border to the DRR and Sitiria, along the Tunguska defensive line. These Howitzers are operated by a crew of 3 (gunner, aimer and loader), but are also aided by soldiers working as scouts on the battlefield.
Specification for GRAU 3A26 Howitzer:
Weight: 3,250 kg
Maximum rate of fire: 7-8 rounds per minute
Sustained rate of fire (1 hour): 75 rounds
Range: Normal projectile – 15,4 km, Rocket assisted projectile – 21,9 km
Status: In service
The GRAU 3A26 152mm Howitzer.
The front of the howitzer.
An artillery team has just deployed the 3A26 howitzer during a military exercise.
The gunner and aimer. The driver also works as the loader.
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