Next year, state tests of the Coalition self-propelled gun should be completed. The most powerful Russian gun in its characteristics has no analogues in the world. However, she was not destined to become a mass weapon.
In terms of firing a conventional projectile, which reaches 40 km, our self-propelled guns significantly outperformed the long-range German Panzerhaubitze 2000, which hit 30 km. The pride of the United States M109A7 "Paladin" and does shoot at only 22 km. Today, only the French Caesar self-propelled guns, capable of hitting targets at a distance of 42 km, can be compared with the Russian Coalition, but not with conventional, but with active-rocket shells.
It is worth noting that the advantage of our gun over competitors is not only in firing range. Thus, the rate of “Coalition” exceeds this indicator for Panzerhaubitze 2000 by 12%, and the American and French self-propelled guns exceed 2 and 4 times, respectively.
In addition, the weight of our self-propelled artillery installation is 7 tons less than that of the "German". And yet, the Coalition is capable of firing automatically in artillery raid mode, which Caesar and Palladin cannot boast of.
It is also important that the Russian self-propelled guns can operate in a single divisional and corps digital automated command and control system, and its calculation is protected by the same capsule as the T-14 Armata tank.
However, despite its undeniable advantages, the Coalition is not destined to become a mass weapon. Created to replace the MSTA-M, the new self-propelled gun was more difficult to operate and almost 3 times more expensive than its predecessor. This is a kind of pay for success.
Thus, the latest self-propelled artillery installation is likely to be used as the “last argument” to strengthen troops in the direction of the main strikes. In addition, she has already managed to “scare” the Americans, who admitted that our gun is superior to its foreign counterparts.