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2S3 Akatsiya - Soviet 152 mm self-propelled howitzer ; 1/72
Model:  RT 080

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2S3 Akatsiya - Soviet 152 mm self-propelled howitzer ; 1/72
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SO-152 (СО-152) is a Soviet 152.4 mm self-propelled artillery developed in 1968. It was a response to the American 155 mm M109. The development started in 1967 according to the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of USSR from July 4, 1967. In 1968 the SO-152 was completed and in 1971 entered service. Its GRAU designation is 2S3 (2С3). The fighting vehicle also received the additional designation Akatsiya (Акация), which is Russian for acacia.

Operators and former operators    2S3 Akatsiya SPGs were exported to foreign countries but in a relatively small amount.    Azerbaijan – 16 bought from the Ukraine, first shown in 2008 military parade.   Algeria – 30 in 1995, originally 40 were purchased   Angola – 48   Armenia – 28   Belarus – 168   Cuba - 200   Ethiopia – 10 were bought from Russia in 1999   Georgia – 32 in 2012   Hungary – 5 in 1995, originally 18 were bought   Kazakhstan – 150   Libya – 55 in 1995, according to another sources – 36   Russia – 1,402 in active service, more than 1,600 in storage in 2007  Syria – 100 in 1995 and in 2006   Turkmenistan – 16   Ukraine – 501   United States – 7 (4 were transferred from Germany in 1993, 3 were transferred from Ukraine in 2000)   Uzbekistan – 17   Vietnam – 30  

Former operators

Bulgaria – 20   East Germany – 95   Iraq – 35 (status unknown, probably scrapped)   Soviet Union – units were passed to the member states

Combat history  

The 2S3 became a well-known self-propelled artillery after combat operations in Afghanistan where it proved to be an effective and reliable artillery system. 2S3s were used quite successfully during two Chechen wars and military conflicts on the territory of former USSR.

Soviet War in Afghanistan (1979–1989)  Civil War in Tajikistan (1992–1997)  First Chechen War (1994–1996)  Second Chechen War (1999)  South Ossetia War (2008)  2011 Libyan civil war (2011)

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