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