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The Krab Self-Propelled Gun Barrel Can Last Twice Longer Than Passport Specs Say

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Polish Krab SPG / Illustrative photo from open sources
Polish Krab SPG / Illustrative photo from open sources

Krab self-propelled guns demonstrate their effectiveness in battles against the russian army in Ukraine

Ukraine’s gunners are effectively hitting the occupiers with Polish Krab self-propelled guns, they have already more than doubled official barrel resource. This is stated in the video published by Radio Svoboda as part of the "Nastoyastchee vremya" project.

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So, the news story shows the gun, which fired the most shots of all the Krab self-propelled artillery guns available in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as the crew states.

As noted, this Krab self-propelled gun has already fired 3,500 shots, although the Polish manufacturers declared that the barrel could withstand a modest 1,500 shots. This, in particular, speaks first of all about the intensity of fighting in the direction in which this self-propelled gun operates.

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Photo credit: ArmyInform

At the same time, it is worth noting here that the manufacturer probably slightly underestimated the passport resource of the barrel. But for comparison, self-propelled guns of russian and Soviet production have a barrel resource of 2-3 thousand shots, after that it must be replaced.

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