Britain intends to supply Ukraine with AS-90 self-propelled guns


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spoken out in favor of providing Ukraine with more serious weapons, which could include AS-90 artillery mounts. This is reported by The Times, citing various sources. Such deliveries can bring the UK's support to Ukraine to a new qualitative level.


AS-90 has been in operation for three decades, but during this time (production was carried out from 1992 to 1995), no more than 179 copies of these self-propelled guns were created. Currently, AS-90s are in service with British and Polish units.

The firing range of this self-propelled guns is about 30 km, the ammunition load includes 48 shells, of which 31 are in the turret. The average rate of operation of the installation is two shots per minute for an hour, the maximum AS-90 is capable of firing three shots in ten seconds.

These artillery installations were used by the British contingent during the Iraq war and, according to British experts, they showed their best side.

Earlier, Johnson noted that London would continue to send defensive lethal weapons to help Kiev. At the same time, the British Prime Minister does not consider it possible to supply tanks and combat aircraft to Ukraine.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 30 March 2022 15: 40
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    As soon as the RF Armed Forces see these self-propelled guns on the railway transport, they will immediately dismantle the road. So England will help Ukraine?
    1. Homeless Offline Homeless
      Homeless (Vladimir) 30 March 2022 16: 57
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      Why take it apart, it's better to take it, it can come in handy to create an unpleasant moment for Britain. Type of UVS shot on the territory of Poland :)
  2. Sergofan Offline Sergofan
    Sergofan (sergey Pupkin) 30 March 2022 17: 41
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    The question is how these shushlaiki get to ukrii)))?
  3. Artyom Reshetnyak (Artyom Reshetnyak) 30 March 2022 17: 55
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    go ahead, Britons ... there is no such sample in Sadn DPR yet. yet ...
  4. BIS.service Offline BIS.service
    BIS.service (Nikolai Gladin) 30 March 2022 19: 04
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    It's time to send Johnson a dagger in...