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D-30 2A18M 122-mm Towed Howitzer

Alternative Designations 122-mm D-30A Lyagushka
Date of Introduction 1963
Proliferation At least 13 countries
Crew 5 (section of 6)
Carriage D-30
Combat Weight (mt) 3.2
Chassis Length Overall (m)  
Travel Position 5.4
Firing Position INA
Height Overall (m) 1.6
Width Overall (m)  
Travel Position 1.9
Firing Position INA
Towing Speed (km/h)  
Max Road 60
Max Off-Road 25
Max Cross-Country  
Fording Depths (m) .5
Emplacement Time (min) 1.5
Displacement Time (min) 3.5
Prime Mover MT-LB; Ural-375, or equivalent
Main Armament  
Caliber, Type, Name 122-mm, 2A18M canon
Barrel Length (cal) 38 (approximately)
Rate of Fire (rpm)  
Burst 8
Normal 6
Sustained 4
Loader Type Semi-automatic
Breech Type Vertical sliding wedge
Muzzle Brake Type Multi-baffle
Traverse ()
Left 360
Right 360
Total 360
Elevation () (-/+) -7/+80
Indirect Fire PG-1M Panoramic Telescope (PANTEL)
Direct Fire OP 4M-45
Collimator K-1
Gun Display Unit None
Fire Control Computer None
Saddam Iraqi produced version of the D-30
D30J Yugoslavian produced version of the D-30
SP 122 Egyptian self-propelled howitzer (M109A2 chassis and turret with an Egyptian made D-30 howitzer).
Type 85 Chinese self-propelled howitzer (Chinese Type 85 APC chassis and a licensed produced version of the D-30 in a semi-open superstructure.)
Caliber, Type, Name  
122-mm Frag-HE, OF-81  
Indirect Fire Range (m)  
Minimum Range 1000
Maximum Range 15,300
Complete Projectile Weight (kg) 21.76 (OF-56)
Muzzle Velocity 680 m/s
Fuze Type RGM-2 PD 122-mm, HEAT-FS
Direct Fire Range (m)  
Minimum Range 0
Maximum Range 1000
Armor Penetration (mm) 460 (@ 0 obliquity any range)
Complete Projectile Weight (kg) 21.58
Muzzle Velocity 740 m/s
Fuze Type GPV-2 PIBD 122-mm Frag-HE Rocket Assisted
Indirect Fire Range (m)  
Minimum Range INA
Maximum Range 21,900
Complete Projectile Weight (kg) 21.76 (3OF-56)
Muzzle Velocity INA
Fuze Type PD
Other Ammunition Types Incendiary, Chemical, Flechette, Semi-active laser-guided Kitolov-2M Frag-HE

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