2 A 61 PAT-B. The Soviet field howitzer (152 mm). Developed in Yekaterinburg at the artillery plant number 9. The reason for creating the howitzer was the transfer of NATO field artillery to a uniform caliber of 155 mm, as a result of which Russian motorized rifle troopes (which had 122 mm howitzers) began to lose their fire advantage.

Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Moscow

Years of production: since 1993

Country of origin: Russia

Issued: 6 items

Weight: 4.3 t

Range of fire: 15 km

Crew: 7 persons

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