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Artillery of the Warsaw Pact

Book cover for Artillery of the Warsaw PactConsidered to be “the god of modern war” by the Soviet army, artillery played a vital role in the Cold War period.

The armies of the Warsaw Pact made artillery a cornerstone of their military strategies. And the importance they placed on this type of weaponry saw them use their technology and expertise to develop a wide range of munitions including mortars, rocket launchers, missiles and large-calibre guns.

Artillery of the Warsaw Pact provides a compelling and detailed account of the artillery used by Warsaw Pact countries and the important role it played during this period of suspicion, tension and unease. The powerful weapons created at this time had the potential to destroy significant enemy resources, posing a very real threat to NATO forces.

This book will allow you to gain an insight into the way in which artillery was used by the Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact nations. Read about mortars ranging from light 50mm weapons to enormous 240mm breech-loaded versions capable of destroying fortified buildings from a distance.

Artillery of the Warsaw Pact also looks at the widespread use of towed guns as well as the growth in popularity of self-propelled guns. The book also details how Second World War weapons like multiple rocket launchers continued to play a key part in the Cold War hostilities, alongside newly-developed artillery, including tactical ballistic missiles which Khrushchev viewed as a critical part of his response to the threat posed by the United States.

Part of the Weapons and Equipment of the Warsaw Pact series.

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Artillery Vehicles

MT-LBus
PRP-3
PRP-4
SNAR-10
ARK-1 Rys
Ya-12 & Ya-13F
M-2
K-800 (Hungary)
AT-T
AT-L & AT-LM
AT-S
Mazur D-350 (Poland)
ATS-59
ATS-59G
Bumar Labedy 668 (Poland)
MT-S
MT-T

Lorries Used as Tow Vehicles

GAZ-63
GAZ-66
YaAZ-214 & KrAZ-214
KrAZ-255B
KrAZ-260
UAZ-469B
Ural 375
Ural 4320
ZIL-157
DAC 444 (Romania)
Praga V3S (Czechoslovakia)
Tatra 138 (Czechoslovakia)

Towed Guns and Howitzers

152mm ML-20 Gun-Howitzer
76mm M1938 Mountain Gun
122mm A-19 Corps Gun
122mm M-30 Howitzer
152mm M-10 Howitzer
76mm ZIS-3 Divisional Gun
152mm D-1 Howitzer
57mm ZIS-2 Anti-Tank Gun
100mm BS-3 Anti-Tank & Field Gun
85mm D-44 Divisional Gun
152mm M-18/46 Howitzer (Czechoslovakia)
85mm M-52 & M52/55 Field Gun (Czechoslovakia)
152mm D-20 Gun-Howitzer
122mm D-74 Field Gun
130mm M-46 Field Gun
76mm Mountain Gun (Romania)
130mm SM-4-1 Coastal Gun
100mm M-53 Field Gun (Czechoslovakia)
180mm S-23 Gun
85mm D-48 Anti-Tank Gun
57mm Ch-26 Auxiliary-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun
98mm Model 93 Mountain Howitzer (Romania)
100mm T-12 & MT-12 Anti-Tank Gun
122mm D-30 Howitzer
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152mm 2A36 Giatsint-B Field Gun
152mm Howitzer M1981 (Romania)
130mm Gun M1982 (Romania)
152mm Gun-Howitzer M1985 (Romania)
152mm 2A65 Howitzer

Self-Propelled Guns, Howitzers, and Mortars

SU-76
ISU-122
ISU-152
2S1 Gvozdika
2S3 Akatsiya
2S4 Tyulpan
2S5 Giatsint-S
2S7 Pion
2S9 Nona
2S19 Msta
vzor 77 Dana (Czechoslovakia)

Mortars

50mm M-38, M-39, M-40 & M-41
82mm M-36, M-37, M-41, M-43, & “New” M-37
107mm M-38
120mm M-38
120mm M-43 (120-PM-43)
120mm 2B11 Sani/2S12
160mm M-43 & M-160
240mm M-240
82mm 2B9 Vasilyek
120mm 2B16 Nona-K Gun/Mortar
82mm 2B14 Podnos
Czech Mortars

Recoilless Guns

82mm SPG-82
82mm B-10
107mm B-11
73mm SPG-9 Kopye
82mm T-21 Tarasnice (Czechoslovakia)
82mm M-59 & M-59A (Czechoslovakia)

Multiple Rocket Launchers

BM-24
BMD-20
BM-14
BM-25
BM-21 Grad
BM-27 Uragan
BM-30 Smerch
BM 9A51 Prima
RM-51 (Czechoslovakia)
RM-70 (Czechoslovakia)
140mm RPU-14
140mm WP-8 (Poland)

Tactical Ballistic Missiles

FROG-1
FROG-2
FROG-3/4/5
FROG-7
SS-1 Scud
SS-12 Scaleboard
SS-21 Scarab
SS-23 Spider