Azov Kyiv fighters seize Russian Msta-S anti-aircraft gun

Captured
Captured "Msta-C" of the Russian military in Ukraine. May 2022
© Photo: "The Defense of Azov"
Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Published: May 19 2022 at 01:06 pm
Source: mil.in.ua

The Defense Forces of Ukraine seized the Russian self-propelled artillery installation "Msta-C".

This was reported in the Telegram on the page "Teroborona AZOV".

The 152-mm trophy ACS was seized by soldiers of the Azov Kyiv SSO unit, and photos of the Russian artillery installation were published on social networks.

In the photo - the trophy ACS "Msta-S", which managed to get the soldiers of the regiment SSO "Azov" Kyiv.
After the repairs, the artillery installation will serve the benefit of Ukrainian soldiers, who will be happy to use it to destroy the previous owners, "the statement said.

The military did not name the location where the enemy equipment was seized.

SSO "Azov Kyiv" is a unit that is recruited from volunteers and in which preference is given to candidates with real combat experience and military specialties.

2C19 " Msta-C " - self-propelled artillery installation of 152 mm caliber. ACS is designed to destroy open and hidden manpower, weapons and military equipment of the enemy. The chassis is unified in its components and elements of the main tanks T-72 and T-80.

Msta-C Russian military in Ukraine
Captured "Msta-C" of the Russian military in Ukraine. March 2022

The Msta-C ammunition includes 50 shots with various shells. The howitzer has a high degree of mechanization of the processes of loading the ammunition and loading the gun, aiming and restoring aim after the shot. The maximum range of high-explosive projectile firing is 24 km.

Recently, the second battalion of the Azov Kyiv SSO and soldiers of the 81st separate airmobile brigade of the Assault Troops in the Zaporizhia region destroyed the occupiers' equipment and seized trophy weapons.

Destroyed Russian BTR-82A in Zaporozhye
Destroyed Russian BTR-82A in Zaporozhye. May 2022. Photo: Maxim Zhorin



As a result of the battle, part of the occupiers' manpower and their armored vehicles were eliminated, part of which became a trophy of the Ukrainian defense forces. The Russian occupiers lost three BTR-82A armored personnel carriers.


As a result of the battle, part of the occupiers' manpower and their armored vehicles were eliminated, part of which became a trophy of the Ukrainian defense forces. The Russian occupiers lost three BTR-82A armored personnel carriers.

T-72B3 tank of the Russian military
A T-72B3 tank of the Russian military was seized in Zaporizhia. May 2022. Photo: Maxim Zhorin



Ukrainian soldiers also seized a relatively undamaged T-72B3 tank.

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