T-34/122

     Notes:  In the late 1960s, Syria was unable to receive regular shipments of 2S1 self-propelled howitzers from Russia.  Needing more mobile artillery, it used obsolete T-34 tank chassis and D-30 field guns and created a self-propelled howitzer.  The gun is mounted on the front of the vehicle, and fired over the rear of the vehicle.  Controls, including elevation and traverse, are manual, so they are slow.  There is a collapsible firing platform mounted on the rear of the vehicle, which is raised when firing the gun.  The crew does not have any armor protection when manning the gun.  The gun can rotate 360 degrees, but practical considerations (such as loading the weapon in conditions of extreme traverse) limit practical traverse to 120 degrees from center. 

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$236,960

D, A

600 kg

31.68 tons

6

12

Headlights

Enclosed

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

127/89

25/18

590

177

Trtd

T4

TF1  TS1  TR1  HF16  HS6  HR4

 

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

122mm D-30 Howitzer L/38, PKT (C)

40x122mm, 1000x7.62mm