Designation:

D-30J

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Manufacturer: Yugoimport SDPR  
Product type: Weapons & Weapon Systems  
Name: Towed howitzer  

The 122 mm howitzer D-30J is a Serbian version of the Russian 122 mm howitzer D-30 with minor differences. Full details of the Russian 122 mm D-30 are given in a separate entry. Details provided are for the few changes from the original, using data supplied by Serbia.

The D-30J is fitted with a more simple double-baffle muzzle brake.

Description

Installation of a hydraulic firing jack (in place of the normal mechanical jack) is claimed to facilitate and speed up handling of the weapon in the firing position.

The maximum range when firing a standard HE projectile with a full charge is given as 17,300 m. The D-30J can fire the full family of ammunition developed for the Russian D-30. The former Yugoslavia had under development an M82 HEAT (High Explosive Anti-Tank) projectile fitted with a UT PE M82 fuze and an M82 illuminating projectile fitted with an ETU 102 time fuze. The Serbian M76 projectile has a maximum range of 17,300 m. The M76 projectile with full charge has an m/v of 730 m/s, while the TF-462 projectile has variable charge from 276 to 565 m/s.

Iraq manufactured a version of the 122 mm D-30J under the local name of the Saddam. Production of this is complete and as far as it is known it was not exported.

Variants

D-30 RH 94

RH ALAN of Croatia has built a further development of the D-30 called the 122 mm howitzer D-30 RH M94 which, firing an extended range full bore-base bleed projectile, has a maximum range of 20,050 m. Full details of this system are given in a separate entry. The D-30 RH 94 has been offered on the export market. There are however no known export sales of the D-30 RH 94 weapon as of early 2008.

100 mm coastal gun

This uses a D-30J carriage and a 100 mm ordnance. It is used by Croatia and Serbia and Montenegro.

100 mm M87 TOPAZ anti-tank gun

This is a 122 mm D-30J carriage fitted with a 100 mm ordnance for use in the anti-tank role. It never entered production or service as far as it is known.

Specifications:
Property Value
Main weapon caliber (mm)
122
Barrel length (calibres)
39
Weight (kg)
3440
Length (mm)
5330
Width (mm)
1950
Height (mm)
1660
Track (mm)
1855
Ground clearance (mm)
345
Elevation (degree)
70
Depression (degree)
-7
Traverse arc (degree)
360
Rate of fire (rds/min)
8
Firing range (m)
17300



D-30J quantities:
Country Qnt
BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA
116
CROATIA CROATIA
42
SERBIA SERBIA
304
Qnt:
462

   
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