Picture Of The Day – 27th July 2018

I was thinking that until I finish preparing the historical articles I was planning, this kind of articles would serve well enough. Please tell us in the comments if you like them or not.
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122 mm D-30 Howitzer mounted on a M113 chassis in Libya (there’s still a civil war there since 2014). The D-30 is of Soviet origin, produced since the early 60’s to this day. Judging from the photo, at least 3 were modified in this manner. Previously, only 120 mm mortars, various AT systems and AA weapons were seen mounted on the light 10-ton M113.

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  1. The recoil from that piece had to have wrecked them. Everything from engine mounts to torsion bars had to suffer.

  2. I could be “mean” and compare this (kind of post) to something I know, but I won’t
    BTW: «Previously, only 120 mm mortars, various AT systems and AA weapons were seen mounted on the light 10-ton M113»
    that’s not true since there was a prototype using a M113 and mounting the XM103 105mm lightweight howitzer, in that configuration the gun “peeked” from the center of the chassis
    (here are photos of it)
    http://www.panzerbaer.de/types/pix/fscv_003.jpg
    http://russian-tanks.com/img/a_3_151.jpg

      1. well, you mentioned mortars, AA and AT systems, there are official variants of all of them and thus I thought you were referring to all of them, both official and makeshift

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