​Already In Battle: Polish AHS ‘Krab’ Howitzers Fighting russians in Ukraine

Ukrainian artillerymen using Pilish-provided AHS Krab howitzers on Ukrainian frontlines against russian invaders / Screenshot credit: CinC AF of Ukraine
Ukrainian artillerymen using Pilish-provided AHS Krab howitzers on Ukrainian frontlines against russian invaders / Screenshot credit: CinC AF of Ukraine

Ukrainian MoD shows footage of Polish-provided "state-of-art" self-propelled howitzers helping defend Ukraine from russian aggression

The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine shared a video on its official Twitter page showing Polish AHS "Krab" self-propelled howitzers working on Ukrainian frontlines.

As a reminder, Ukraine received 18 units – three batteries – in late May, officially announced by Ukrainian Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov on June 9.

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In the video, we can see the insides of the howitzer and its crew during a firing task on the Ukrainian frontline. According to the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the comfortable rate of fire for the artillerymen operating this howitzer is 2 shots per minute. The system is capable of hitting targets up to 40 km away.

AHS "Krab" is operated by a crew of five, the process is more automatized than in older Soviet-era systems / Screenshot credit: CinC AF of Ukraine
Screenshot credit: CinC AF of Ukraine
Screenshot credit: CinC AF of Ukraine

Minister Reznikov also said recently that more Ukrainian servicemen are currently training to operate AHS "Krab", as well as other weapons provided by allies: "Gepard" 1A2 self-propelled anti-aircraft vehicles, "Sundown" minesweepers, multiple rocket launchers – M142 HIMARS, M270 and MARS II – and more.

"Today, our Army receives powerful modern equipment and weapons. The ones we could only dream of a few months ago. They used to seem distant. Just like Stinger, Javelin, NLAW, which have already become common for our defenders," he noted.

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AHS "Krab" of Ukrainian Army / Photo credit: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Here is also an extended version of the video:

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