ACS PzH 2000 replenished the arsenal of artillery of the Armed Forces of Ukraine - the Minister of Defense

PzH-2000 ACS
PzH-2000 ACS
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Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Published: June 21 2022 at 04:21 pm

Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled artillery units became part of the arsenal of artillery of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

This was announced by the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov .

Panzerhaubitze 2000 Photo: Oleksiy Reznikov

According to him, this is the sixth type of western 155 mm artillery in service with the Armed Forces. Other systems that are already at war with the Russians are trailer M777 and FH70, self-propelled CAESAR, M109 and Krab.

Reznikov commented on the latest weapons:

“As always, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, General Valery Zaluzhny, will use them 100% effectively on the battlefield. Of course, a special huge thank you to our gunners, who have already become a world legend.
I would also like to thank the German partners for their support, which we continue to look forward to.
I very much appreciate the efforts of my colleague, German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht. “

In total, Ukraine is expected to have a full-fledged PzH 2000 division of 12 vehicles. 7 of them are transferred by Germany, 5 more - by the Netherlands.

Panzerhaubitze 2000 is a German self-propelled artillery installation with an automatic loading system and a high level of automation of all systems. It is built on the basis of components and units of the Leopard-2 tank.

Standard artillery shots are used in NATO armies. The barrel of the gun with a threaded channel has a length of 52 calibers. The ACS ammunition consists of 60 shells and 228 modular metal charges. Range of firing standard ammunition - 30 km.

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