2С1 Гвоздика 122 мм самоходная гаубица

2S1 Gvozdika 122mm Self-propelled Howitzer

by Tim Wing

The 2S1 Gvozdika (Гвоздика) wa an EBSIS 122-mm self-propelled howitzer that resembled the PT-76, but was essentially a lengthened version of the MT-LB APC, mounting the 2A18 howitzer. “2S1” was its Main Missile and Artillery Directorate (GRAU) designation. The alternative Russian designation was SAU-122, but in the Soviet Army it is commonly known as Gvozdika (Carnation). The 2S1 was fully amphibious with very little preparation, and once afloat it was propelled by its tracks.

  • Type: Self-propelled artillery
  • Place of origin: Soviet Union
  • Service history: 1972–2023
  • Designer: Kharkov Tractor Plant
  • Number built: more than 10,000
  • Weight: 16 metric tons
  • Length: 7.26 meters
  • Crew: 4
  • Maximum firing range: Conventional – 15.3 km, Extended – 21.9 km
  • Engine: YaMZ-238N diesel making 220 kW (300 hp)


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