180815 kraz 5During the military parade in Ukraine that was held on August 24, 2018, to mark the 27th anniversary of independence, Ukrainian army has unveiled a new local-made 6x6 155mm self-propelled howitzer nicknamed 2S22 Bohdana. The new artillery system was presented for the first time some few days ago before the parade.

 

The 2S22 Bohdana is designed, developed and manufactured by Ukrainian Companies according to NATO standards including the gun control system and the truck carrier.

 

The 2S22 Bohdana is based on a KrAZ 63221 6×6 high-mobility truck chassis manufactured by the Company Ukrainian AutoKrAZ. The front of the truck has an armor crew cab offering protection against firing of small arms and artillery shell splinters. The truck cabin can accommodate five crew members. It has a total weight of 28,000 kg.

 

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Ukrainian army 2S22 Bohdana 155mm 6x6 self-propelled howitzer at rehearsal  for military parade in Kiev, August 2018.  (Picture source Wikipedia)

 

Main armament of the 2S22 Bohdana consists of one 155mm NATO standard cannon mounted at the rear of the truck chassis, able to fire High-explosive incendiary/armor-piercing ammunition (HEIAP) at a range from 35 to 40 km and Rocket assisted projectile (RAP) with a range from 45 to 60 km. It has a maximum rate of fire of 6 rounds per minute. The truck can carry a total of 20 round of ammunition and associated charges stored in boxes located on each side of the truck chassis.

 

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Ukrainian army 2S22 Bohdana 155mm 6x6 self-propelled howitzer at rehearsal  for military parade in Kiev, August 2018.  (Picture source Wikipedia)

 

In firing position, a large spade is hydraulically lowered at the rear of the truck chassis to provide a more stable firing platform and platforms are deployed on each side to help the crew in reaching the ammunition boxes. The gun is fitted with a semi-automatic loading system and all the firing operations is performed by the use of a modern fire control system that consists of one ballistic and a gun system computers.

 

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