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The Defense Forces of Ukraine Destroy russian 2S1 Gvozdika Howitzer, BMD-4 IFV (Video)

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Ukrainian warriors destroy russian artillery / Open source illustrative photo
Ukrainian warriors destroy russian artillery / Open source illustrative photo

Ukrainian warriors destroy russian artillery using drones

The Сommander of the Tavria operational-strategic group, Brigadier General Oleksandr Tarnavskyi, showed a video of destruction of russian 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer as well as BMD-4 infantry fighting vehicle.

The video was also published by the 117th Separate Mechanized Brigade, whose warriors destroyed russian weapons.

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"We continue to destroy occupiers! Including the use of drones. Warriors of the 117th Separate Mechanized Brigade did a great job," the statement reads.

The 2S1 Gvozdika is a Soviet 122mm self-propelled howitzer. The first prototype was ready in 1969. The 2S1 entered service with the Soviet Army in the early 1970s and was first seen in public at a Polish Army parade in 1974. The 2S1 is armed with a modified version of the 2A31 cannon which is also fitted to the D-30 towed howitzer.

The Defense Forces of Ukraine Destroy russian 2S1 Gvozdika Howitzer, BMD-4 IFV, Defense Express
2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer / Open source illustrative photo

The BMD-4 is russian amphibious infantry fighting vehicle. Originally designated as the BMD-3M, the chassis of the BMD-4 is the same as that of the BMD-3 because it was developed on the same basis. This armored fighting vehicle is one of the lightest in its class, possessing a substantial amount of firepower. The vehicle was designed to transport russian airborne troops.

The Defense Forces of Ukraine Destroy russian 2S1 Gvozdika Howitzer, BMD-4 IFV, Defense Express
BMD-4 amphibious infantry fighting vehicle / Open source illustrative photo

Earlier Defense Express reported that the Netherlands had ordered Novel DITA howitzers for Ukraine, first presented in 2021.

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