Battery of Italian howitzers destroyed in Ukraine

A few days ago, Ukrainian information resources reported that the artillerymen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine received 70-mm FH155 towed self-propelled howitzers from Italy, which are already on the front lines. Now, footage from the Russian Ministry of Defense has appeared on the Web, showing how the Russian Armed Forces destroy an entire battery of these howitzers on the territory of Ukraine during the SVO.

The video below shows the results of objective control. It is clarified that initially the approximate firing positions of the battery of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were identified by means of artillery reconnaissance of the Russians. After that, the drone carried out additional reconnaissance, and an artillery strike was carried out on the positions of the Ukrainians.

The video clearly shows that technique The APU was placed behind a forest plantation near the road. Then an arrival was recorded - a powerful explosion covering the battery. This is what the military calls counter-battery work. Probably, the Italians will have to send another batch of howitzers to replace the failed ones, of course, if they still have a desire.

It should be noted that the FH70, adopted in 1978, has a 1700 cc auxiliary power unit from Volkswagen. cm, which feeds the hydraulics when the howitzer is put into combat condition. In addition, the engine allows the FH70 to move independently, without the use of a tractor, for a distance of up to 20 km at low speed. These howitzers are older than the American M777, but they have the same firing range - 20-30 km - depending on the ammunition. The howitzers have semi-automatic loading of projectiles, thanks to which 6 rounds per minute can be carried out.

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  1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
    k7k8 (vic) 31 May 2022 13: 14
    The footage of objective control shows that "the war in the Crimea and everything is in smoke." And nothing else is visible. Objective control is a pile of scrap metal, which is not in the frame.
    1. Astronaut Offline Astronaut
      Astronaut (San Sanych) 31 May 2022 14: 34
      Wipe your eyes or drip something, you can see everything
    2. lomograph Offline lomograph
      lomograph (Igor) 31 May 2022 17: 16
      On the frames of objective control, there is neither a shock wave nor the scattering of fragments. To make a cannon irreparably hurt, it is not necessary to disassemble it for spare parts, it is enough to damage, say, a knurler with one small fragment, and now the scorers (who remained) are not scorers, but infantry in a negative offensive.
  2. Vnadn Offline Vnadn
    Vnadn (Vlad) 31 May 2022 14: 34
    The gun was not damaged, the ammo was hit by a fragment, gunpowder was burning, the shells were not damaged, apparently spaced apart, in general, the effectiveness of RF artillery is not high, judging by the videos that are laid out, they hit the squares, maybe something will hit, hence the lunar landscapes of the fields around the armored forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine . At the same time, the APU BC consumption is several times less, and the efficiency is higher, which is confirmed by a lot of video evidence.
  3. Atol vedaslav Offline Atol vedaslav
    Atol vedaslav (Explore) 31 May 2022 15: 50
    They hit humanely and accurately between two howitzers. The gunpowder exploded beautifully. They left ukrov without BC.
    The killers of children and pregnant women put on their pants. Wow, next time, if they don’t change their minds, they’ll definitely be fucked!
    EVYN WIXH (EVYN WIXH) 31 May 2022 15: 59
    The video shows that they hit approximately where they were aiming. But why did they aim in the middle (between the guns, you can see it from the sight)?
  5. Indifferent Offline Indifferent
    Indifferent 2 June 2022 05: 18
    I also do not understand what to rejoice? A shell explosion between two howitzers is shown. For guns, it's nothing. There you need a direct hit so that the barrel flies in one direction, and the gun carriage in the other! Perhaps some of the servants were cut by shrapnel and nothing more! Why wishful thinking, and even write an article about it! Nothing else to write about?