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САУ vz. 77 Dana in Ukraine. May 2022
САУ vz. 77 Dana in Ukraine. May 2022
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Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Published: May 13 2022 at 11:38 am

DANA 152-mm SAU wheels are already in Ukraine

The Defense Forces of Ukraine received 152-mm Dana self-propelled howitzers. Personnel with an artillery installation got on social networks.

It is still unclear whether these ACS are used at the front or whether they are still on the training grounds where new units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are being replenished.

Self-propelled artillery installation vz. 77 Dana was developed in the late 1970s in the former Czechoslovakia, and serial production was set up at ZTS Dubnica in Trenčín (modern-day Slovakia).

In addition to Czechoslovakia, they were exploited by other countries of the socialist camp - Poland and the USSR, in the latter they were purchased for testing, but after the collapse disposed of.

After the disintegration of Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia inherited a significant number of these artillery installations, which they sell to interested countries.

САУ vz. 77 Dana in Ukraine
САУ vz. 77 Dana in Ukraine. May 2022. Images from social networks

The ACS uses as a chassis a modified version of the Tatra 813 with a wheel formula of 8 × 8.

Power plant - Tatra T2-930, portable ammunition - up to 60 shells, maximum speed on the highway - up to 80 km / h.

Wheel ACS vz. 77 Dana provides a maximum range of 20 kilometers.

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