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​Ukrainian Artillerymen Speak Favorably of Ukrainian 2S22 Bohdana SPG and Say Automatic Loader Would Bring the System to the Market Leaders

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The 2S22 Bohdana self-propelled howitzer on the battlefield / Photo credit: Olga Vikarchuk / ArmyInform
The 2S22 Bohdana self-propelled howitzer on the battlefield / Photo credit: Olga Vikarchuk / ArmyInform

The Ukrainian 2S22 Bohdana self-propelled howitzer is serially produced in several versions – the military of the Defense Forces of Ukraine talk about how this artillery system demonstrates itself on the battlefield of russia-Ukraine war

The Ukrainian military has been using the Ukrainian 2S22 Bohdana 155-mm self-propelled howitzer which is developed by PJSC Kramatorsk Heavy Duty Machine Tool Building Plant, part of NAUDI – the National Association of Ukrainian Defense Industries on the battlefield in Donetsk region for three months. In a conversation with ArmyInform, Ukrainian military personnel of the Bohdana 155-mm self-propelled howitzer crew told how this Ukrainian artillery system destroys the occupiers at the front in a conversation with ArmyInform.

The 2S22 Bohdana self-propelled howitzer strikes russian occupiers, Defense Express
The 2S22 Bohdana self-propelled howitzer strikes russian occupiers / Photo credit: Olga Vikarchuk / ArmyInform

"The 2S22 Bohdana self-propelled howitzer is used for artillery strikes against such typical targets as enemy manpower, armored vehicles, ammunition depots, enemy command and observation posts. For this purpose, high-explosive and cluster munitions are mainly used. In one day, the gunners fire on average 100 shells from the system," a battery commander named Vitaly tells ArmiyaInform.

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A shot from the 2S22 Bohdana 155-mm self-propelled howitzer, Defense Express
A shot from the 2S22 Bohdana 155-mm self-propelled howitzer / Photo credit: Olga Vikarchuk / ArmyInform

According to Vitaly, the military is "extremely satisfied" with the Bohdana self-propelled howitzer, noting its maneuverability and accuracy: "If it is not possible to hit the target with the first projectile, then the second projectile will definitely hit the target. Probably, because of this, the enemy is constantly hunting for us".

At the same time, the chief sergeant of the battery with the call sign "Frigat" emphasizes the high level of automation of the Ukrainian self-propelled howitzer, noting the control panel of the artillery system: "You just press the button and the main body automatically bringing into firing position or travelling position."

The military says that in the next modifications, the Bohdana self-propelled howitzer should receive an automatic loader, Defense Express
The military says that in the next modifications, the Bohdana self-propelled howitzer should receive an automatic loader / Photo credit: Olga Vikarchuk / ArmyInform

The artilleryman with the call sign "Frigat" also says that the automatic loading system, which could be added in subsequent modifications of the Ukrainian 2S22 Bohdana self-propelled howitzer, would make it "no worse than the French Caesar self-propelled howitzer."

According to the commander of the gun Fedir with the call sign "Zhytomyr", now the Bohdana self-propelled howitzer has a lot of work to do. Its combat work at one position generally lasts no more than 30 minutes - this time includes the route to the position, bringing into firing position, firing, bringing into travelling position and leaving the position.

The 2S22 Bohdana self-propelled howitzer, Defense Express
The 2S22 Bohdana self-propelled howitzer / Photo credit: Olga Vikarchuk / ArmyInform

Defense Express reported, that Upgraded Bohdana Howitzer Was Created and Ready to Battle. We also wrote, on What Makes the New Version of Ukrainian 2S22 Bohdana SPG Better Than the Old One.

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