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Object 326 SPG (Unofficial name - "Shayba"), was an initiative development by DB. 46 rounds, "double stack" in circular autoloader, crew in hull compartment outside of "turret". The gun, ammunition ra

2S18 Pat-S, an experimental precursor to the 2S31.  Armament was a SA61 152mm howitzer.    

ASELSAN Alkar 120mm Mortar Weapon System integrated into Ejder Yalçın 4x4   

I get that they'd want a 300,000-men exercise to practice coordination between division sized formations and army sized formations, but this parade, along with just how shitty they made their tank park/staging area (barracks or tents are supposed to be set up first, and where are the fuel trucks, maintenance vehicles, and basically half the logistics?), shows that at least much of this exercise is purely for show and not for any meaningful capability gains. Plus with a crap ton of used live munitions including cruise missiles, it's one effing huge money dump. 

I get that it's fairly common everywhere for high level figures like minister or secretary of defense to arrive, and sometimes even PM or president, and a little show has to be put for them, but just dumping there what could easily be an independent brigade, is excessive.

 

And to be frank I didn't think the Shilkas were still in service. If anyone really thought they'd be good fire support vehicles, he needs to be sent to the Gulag, along with the dudes who sent open-cabin, unarmored jeeps with barely a medium machine gun on top, to shoot on the same range with tanks (seen on TV so don't bother asking for a source).

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Polonez, Azerbaijan, military parade in honor of the 100th anniversary of the liberation of Baku

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Molot is secretly an agent of Kremlin

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In Kharkov, another "Molot" mortar exploded

 

At the moment it is known that as a result of the explosion of the mortar "Molot" three wounded.

 

   Another mortar "Molot" exploded in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This was reported on her Facebook page by the coordinator of the Media Initiative for Human Rights, Olga Reshetilova.

   "And we still have three wounded from explosion of Molot."

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   According to InfoResist, the "Molot" exploded in the 72-brigade. A serviceman Alena Shevtsova wrote that the mortar was being used correctly. "Briefly about the Molot: The mortar was being used correctly, the safety standards were respected, the people were alive, they were shooting from the fortified dugout using the lace, and we hope for an objective investigation," she wrote.

 

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