This Soviet 2S3 Akatsiya Self Propelled Gun is a huge 28 ton 152.4mm 2S3 Gulf War Trophy. Delivered recently and in no time we had the huge V12 diesel roar into life. For such a huge vehicle it’s very light on its feet with very easy steering.
This vehicle is live at the moment, perfect for close up film work but could be deactivated to current uk specifications at extra cost. Very rare in the Uk I can think of possibly two others. But very fashionable in Syria and all over the Middle East, not to mention Russia.
Thought we had a starter motor problem till we discovered the button that pumps up the engine oil before you try and turn over the engine, clever touch.
About The Soviet 2S3 Akatsiya
SO-152 (СО-152) is a Soviet 152.4 mm self-propelled artillery developed in 1968. It was a response to the American 155 mm M109. The development started in 1967 according to the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union from July 4, 1967. In 1968 the SO-152 was completed and in 1971 entered service.
It is still in Russian Army service and 14 other nations.
Soviet 2S3 Akatsiya Specifications (generic reference from wiki pedia)
Weight Maximum: 28 metric tons
Length Total: 8.4 m (27 ft 7 in)
Hull: 7.765 m (25 ft 5.7 in)
Width 3.25 m (10 ft)
Height 3.05 m (10 ft)
2.615 m (8 ft 7.0 in) without a machine gun
(12-cylinder 4-stroke V-shaped water-cooled diesel)
520 hp (382.7 kW) at 2,000 rpm
Power/weight 18.9 hp/t (13.92 kW/t)
Transmission mechanical double-flow, planetary gear-gearbox unit
Suspension independent torsion bars with hydraulic shock absorbers of 1st and 6th road wheels
Ground clearance 0.45 m (1 ft 6 in)
Fuel capacity 830 liters
500 km (310 mi)
Speed On-road: 63 km/h (39 mph)
Off-road: 45 km/h (28 mph)