German howitzers do not withstand intensive use during the fighting in Ukraine

The Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled artillery mounts, delivered to the aid of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from Germany, are experiencing increased wear and tear due to too intensive use. This is reported by the German magazine Spiegel.

Thus, German experts point to frequent cases of howitzer failure during firing, which is confirmed by Ukrainian servicemen - the gun loading mechanism is gradually failing.

Representatives of the Armed Forces of Germany note the too high level of operation of self-propelled guns, in which the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine too often use the Panzerhaubitze 2000 when firing at long distances. At the same time, 100 shots per day are considered intensive use for these self-propelled guns, which is clearly not enough for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. German experts promised to send additional spare parts for howitzers and continue to monitor the situation with the self-propelled guns.

Earlier, Germany handed over seven Panzerhaubitze 2000 installations to Ukraine, it is planned to supply three more howitzers. In addition, Kyiv signed an agreement for the shipment of hundreds more of these self-propelled artillery mounts for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The Panzerhaubitze 2000 howitzer is armed with a 155-mm cannon capable of firing at a distance of 30-50 km at a frequency of 10-12 rounds per minute. In total, the ammunition load of the gun contains 60 shells.
  • Photos used: 7th Army Training Command
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 1 August 2022 15: 04
    intensive use for these self-propelled guns is considered 100 shots per day,

    It turns out that they cannot be calculated for 100 shots? This is how many without being punished, ours were killed? They know what these systems deliver, they know in what area they "work" and cannot destroy! Well, after that, who will dare to defend our "educated" commanders?
    1. GIS Offline GIS
      GIS (Ildus) 1 August 2022 15: 24
      the question is not about "calculate" (they are self-propelled, if anything), the question is about the use of weapons on the battlefield, are these weapons made only for training grounds? No, I don't mind this
      I am for it. but simply "what if there is a war tomorrow? Will these sluts fight with this, or will they just throw such a g.. to the Ukrainians?
      1. passing by Offline passing by
        passing by (passing by) 1 August 2022 15: 55
        only chubaty. its resource depends on the type of projectile. and the Germans would have promptly replaced the barrel. howitzers from the Americans are also in the minimum version. Removed all electronics. 100 shots per day is enough. The army of the Russian Federation covers the Khazars around the clock from more than one trunk. there are hundreds of them.
    2. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 1 August 2022 15: 51
      your commanders are Sahaidachny, Khmelnytsky, Mazepa. fled from the pigsty, now do not grunt. the descendants of Suvorov, Kutuzov, Zhukov, without the Selyuks, will figure out what, when and how to destroy and in what order.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 1 August 2022 20: 14
    Nonsense, just to kick.
    It would be clear if for statistics 100 pieces were calculated somewhere
    And there are only 7 of them. It is clear that they want to have more time before they cover it ..
    And take care during dangerous actions, shoot less often, and even "drive closer" so as not to wear out ....
    IMHO, nonsense...
  3. sat2004 Offline sat2004
    sat2004 3 August 2022 10: 50
    Polygon "Ukraine" in action.
  4. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 19 August 2022 16: 49
    Believe it or not, but what is happening with the German howitzers does not upset me at all.