Self-propelled howitzers from Norway are already on the front line and destroy the invaders – Zaluzny (photo)

Zaluzhny said that the Ukrainian military “easily mastered the M109A3 in one week.”

Zaluzhny said that the military is satisfied with the Norwegian howitzers \ Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Zaluzhny said that the military is satisfied with the Norwegian howitzers \ Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

M109A3 self- propelled howitzers , provided to Ukraine as part of international technical assistance by Norway, are already being used on the front lines.

This was announced by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Valery Zaluzhny on the social network.

 “M109A3 self-propelled howitzers, provided as part of international technical assistance by Norway, are already at the forefront, hitting targets with high accuracy and destroying the enemy,” he said.

Zaluzhny said that the Ukrainian military “easily mastered the M109A3 in one week.

Referring to the words of the gunners, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine called the key difference between these guns and Soviet models “the fact that they are made for people.”

“Despite the fact that these self-propelled howitzers were manufactured back in the 1960s and 70s, they already have a steering wheel instead of levers, and an automatic gearbox instead of a mechanical one. In winter, when icing of the hull is possible, the developers slightly rubberized it so that the crew The soldiers were happy even with such simple elements as baskets for personal belongings welded along the edges of the turret,” Zaluzhny wrote.

According to him, the M109A3 howitzers have a larger caliber than their Soviet counterparts and more powerful ammunition. The firing range is up to 22 km.

Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

“But in the future we can use active-rocket projectiles that increase this distance. Experienced gunners also note the convenience of the charges, which are sealed and absolutely identical, which affects the accuracy of the spread during firing,” the commander-in-chief said.

“I count on the further support of the partner countries in the means of fire destruction of the enemy, whose advantage in artillery and multiple launch rocket systems is the main reason for our losses. Without the immediate supply of long-range artillery and MLRS, it is becoming increasingly difficult for us to deter the aggressor,” Zaluzny said.

Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

As UNIAN reported earlier, Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stere said on April 26 that his country  would allocate 400 million crowns to the UK’s initiative to purchase weapons for Ukraine.

(C)UNIAN 2022

3 comments

  1. “Zaluzhny said that the Ukrainian military easily mastered the M109A3 in one week.”
    I remember with bitterness certain Western assholes whose main argument for not sending such weapons to Ukraine was the lengthy time of learning how to use them. Maybe it’s so with the girly soldiers that they have!?

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    • Perhaps you are right. Western militaries are indeed full of women. Too girly maybe. I suppose the girly weapons could be given back if they are too girly for your taste. Or maybe you offend your benefactors and they add pink paint to the Paladins as part of an end user agreement. And maybe pink uniforms for the crew.

      Reality: Give Putin a big wedgie and he nukes you. Give him a nice slow wedgie while massaging his back and promising not to escalate and he still gets a wedgie, perhaps a much bigger wedgie. But without the justification for nuking you. 😉

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