152 mm 2S5 Giatsint-S (Hyacinth)

Production of the 2S5 Giatsint-S (Hyacinth) started in 1976 along with the towed version the 2A36 Giatsint-B. It uses a chassis modified from the SA-4 Krug surface-to-air missile system with good cross-country mobility and is powered by a V-59 diesel engine which develops 520 HP.

The 2S5 was introduced into service in 1978, replacing the 130mm M46 field gun battalions in Soviet artillery brigades at the Army and Front level, and has also been known as the M1981 by the United States. Production ceased in 1991.

Development bureau: Uraltransmash (Ekaterinburg, USSR)

Assembly: SKB-172 (Perm, USSR)

General constructors: Georgiy Efimov and Yuriy Kalachnikov

Years of production: 1976-1993

In service: 1977—

Production: 1829 items

Crew: 5

Engine: V-59 (12 cylinders; 38 880 cc)

Power: 519 HP

Max speed: 63 km/h

Fuel consumption: 220 l/100 km

Range: 500 km

Rate of fire: 6 rpm

Fire range: 32 km

Armament: cannon 2A36 Giatsint

Weight: 28 200 kg

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