Black Cossacks showed 155-mm ACS M109

155-mm ACS M109
155-mm ACS M109
© Photo: Black Cossacks
Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Published: June 01 2022 at 12:21 am
Source: mil.in.ua

The Armed Forces of Ukraine demonstrated a modernized self-propelled artillery installation M109.

Tracked 155-mm self-propelled howitzers probably came to Ukraine from Norway.

In early May, it was reported that the Ukrainian military could receive about 20 units of M109A3GN ACS.

Probably, the M109 units were used by the artillerymen of the 72nd separate mechanized brigade named after the Black Cossacks.

It is also not exclusive that the ACS came from other countries. In May, the Netherlands, Italy and Belgium agreed to hand over additional weapons to Ukraine. These were American self-propelled artillery units M109, or German PzH - 2000.

On May 28, the press service of the Black Cossacks Brigade released a photo of the M109 ACS, number 075.

ACS M109 is in service with the Armed Forces. May 2022. Photo: 72 OMBr

" The war today is an artillery duel in which we cannot lose. We have no right, because this is the life of our soldiers. The enemy has a lot of artillery. But we still press it. Not by quantity, but by quality , ”reads the 72 OMB reports to the photo.

Also recently, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov announced that the Armed Forces of Ukraine received self-propelled artillery units M109.

Reference: ACS M109A3GN - Norwegian version of the 155-mm self-propelled howitzer American production M109 on a tracked armored chassis.

The units were purchased in West Germany.

ACS M109A3GN
ACS M109A3GN in Norway. Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Defense
ACS M109A3GN in Norway. Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Defense
ACS M109A3GN
ACS M109A3GN in Norway. Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Defense

The Norwegian version of the ACS is a German modernization of the American M109A3, armed with a new 39-caliber barrel, which allows you to shoot improved 155-mm ammunition.

It is stated that the ACS has a maximum range of 24,700 meters. Long-range projectiles can be fired at a range of up to 30 kilometers.

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