Incident in Donbass: German howitzer hit by Russian military from a German grenade launcher


The Russian military knocked out one of the German PzH 2000 howitzers in the Donbass, which were previously transferred to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Moreover, according to the newspaper Bild, the incident lies in the fact that the self-propelled guns were hit by a German-made grenade launcher.


Bild points out with regret that the howitzers were delivered to the front line quite recently, but have already suffered losses. One gun has been knocked out, and the technical features of the PzH 2000 are now being studied by Russian servicemen.

In total, 12 German howitzers were delivered to the Ukrainian armed forces, seven of which were brought from Germany and five from the Netherlands. In the future, Ukraine will receive another batch of self-propelled guns for its military needs. The Ukrainian military is trained by German instructors on the territory of Germany.

Earlier it became known that two French 155-mm Caesar howitzers fell into the hands of the Russian Armed Forces, for which Uralvagonzavod conveyed “gratitude” to Paris. If this happens again with respect to German guns, it could provoke a scandal in Berlin.

Meanwhile, European leaders insist on the need to continue deliveries of weapons to Kyiv. Thus, Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte called for this even to the detriment of their own security and criticized a number of NATO countries for refusing to help Ukraine with a large number of heavy weapons.
  • Photos used: Ralf Dillenburger/wikimedia.org
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  1. greenchelman Offline greenchelman
    greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 4 July 2022 14: 24
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    Where are the pictures of the captured PzH 2000s and Caesars?
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 4 July 2022 15: 40
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      What will these pictures give you, who needs them and what can they prove???
    2. Ingvar7 Offline Ingvar7
      Ingvar7 (Ingvar Miller) 6 July 2022 10: 13
      -1
      Uralvagonzavod is a secure enterprise, filming is prohibited.
      1. Vox Populi Offline Vox Populi
        Vox Populi (vox populi) 6 July 2022 21: 00
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        Very funny, great joke! laughing
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 4 July 2022 14: 35
    +3
    If Western technology appeared in Ukraine, then its receipt by the Russians is a matter of time and price.
    As fitter Mechnikov said - Consent is a product with complete non-resistance of the parties.
    As soon as there is money, the chairs will immediately arrive!
  3. boris epstein Offline boris epstein
    boris epstein (Boris) 4 July 2022 14: 44
    +2
    The fact that the self-propelled gun was hit by a grenade launcher is not surprising.

    The hull and turret of the self-propelled gun are made of rolled steel armor plates. The armor protects the crew and installation units from bullets of 14,5 mm heavy machine guns and small arms of smaller caliber, as well as fragments of artillery shells and mines. The turret design provides for the placement of dynamic protection elements on its sides and roof.

    book by VN Shunkov "Artillery", Potpourri, Minsk, 2001

    That is, against tandem grenades of anti-tank grenade launchers, self-propelled guns are defenseless.
  4. Neville Stator Offline Neville Stator
    Neville Stator (Neville Stator) 4 July 2022 15: 18
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    The Germans must be shocked by this news. German funny.
  5. runway-1 Offline runway-1
    runway-1 (V.P.) 4 July 2022 17: 35
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    Bild points out with regret that the howitzers were delivered to the front line quite recently, but have already suffered losses. One gun has been knocked out, and the technical features of the PzH 2000 are now being studied by Russian servicemen.

    It would be nice to have a link to a specific edition number. Otherwise, this is the same unconfirmed "news":

    Earlier it became known that two French 155-mm Caesar howitzers fell into the hands of the Russian Armed Forces, for which Uralvagonzavod conveyed “gratitude” to Paris. If this happens again with respect to German guns, it could provoke a scandal in Berlin.
    1. House 25 Sq. 380 (House 25 Sq. 380) 5 July 2022 13: 01
      0
      It would be nice to have a link to a specific edition number.

      What for?
      1. Vox Populi Offline Vox Populi
        Vox Populi (vox populi) 6 July 2022 21: 04
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        What for?

        Offer to take the word (it is not known whose)?! lol
        1. House 25 Sq. 380 (House 25 Sq. 380) 7 July 2022 16: 55
          -1
          Offer to take the word (it is not known whose)?!

          Of course you don't have to believe...
          Do you think your "faith" is needed by someone?
          1. Vox Populi Offline Vox Populi
            Vox Populi (vox populi) 8 July 2022 19: 04
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            Do you think that someone needs unconfirmed messages from unknown sources?!
            1. House 25 Sq. 380 (House 25 Sq. 380) 8 July 2022 19: 12
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              Do you think that someone needs unconfirmed messages from unknown sources?!

              I don't like Bild either, but I wouldn't call it an "incomprehensible source"
              laughing
              1. Vox Populi Offline Vox Populi
                Vox Populi (vox populi) 9 July 2022 19: 47
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                So you read Bild?! I also want to, so please do not waste time on the epistolary genre and give a link to a specific issue, that's all business. winked
                It's just that some irresponsible people claim that there were no articles or messages about "trophies" there ... lol
                1. House 25 Sq. 380 (House 25 Sq. 380) 11 July 2022 19: 29
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                  I? Bild? The Lord is with you - rummaging through the garbage ...
                  If you are interested in studying their "file" of news - you are welcome!
                  hi
    2. Ingvar7 Offline Ingvar7
      Ingvar7 (Ingvar Miller) 6 July 2022 10: 15
      +1
      All consumer publications work on the principle of "OBS" (one grandmother said).
  6. Andreysradinsky Offline Andreysradinsky
    Andreysradinsky (Andrew) 4 July 2022 18: 56
    -6
    Brilliant article. A long-range howitzer, which does not approach the front line closer than 15 km, was hit by a faustpatron with a range of well 2 km. They would have shown imagination, they say, a German instructor, who has a Russian wife, suddenly, under the impression of the reality of what is happening, woke up, realized which side the truth was on and at night, when everyone was sleeping, he crept into position and fired the ill-fated cannon right into the barrel. He died of course, but left a note.
    "die Leute werden aufwachen, was Sie tun".
    1. VlVl Offline VlVl
      VlVl (VladVlad) 5 July 2022 14: 03
      +1
      Genius comment. From which textbook about 15 km? All artillery systems are capable of firing at minimum ranges. Range is needed not to be further from the line of contact, but to increase combat capabilities to defeat enemy forces and assets located in the depths of his defense. The combat charter and instruction on the conduct of combat operations of ground artillery units will help you! I was lucky to conduct (including not according to the textbook, but in accordance with the combat situation) all types of artillery fire in the 80s and 90s, and my son - all the two thousandths.
      1. Andreysradinsky Offline Andreysradinsky
        Andreysradinsky (Andrew) 5 July 2022 18: 40
        +1
        I don’t know where you were lucky to “conduct all types of fire” (generalists give me doubts). I was lucky to see it all through the eyes of a calculator in the Peonov brigade, at about the same time. And I repeat, the distance to the NP has never been closer than 15 km. You can put a toy worth a dozen or more millions on the Odessa coast and hit the island with impunity, but there is no fool to put it on the front line and lose it on the first day.
  7. VlVl Offline VlVl
    VlVl (VladVlad) 5 July 2022 14: 06
    0
    In general, it is striking that the number of great virologists who instantly became military leaders.
  8. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 5 July 2022 15: 28
    0
    This is how it is with victories and what they are talking about. One Roman soldier did not believe that Jesus was dead and poked him with a spear. And unbelieving Thomas, in order to believe Jesus, stuck his fingers into his wound from the spear. Now they want to believe the photographs since the fingers cannot be inserted. Izya sees Moishe and does not believe Moishe, because Moishe is a liar.