2S43 Malva

Manufacturer: OAO Central Research Institute BUREVESTNIK  
Product type: Armoured Vehicles  
Name: Self-propelled howitzer  

2S43 Malva chassis is a modification of the BAZ-6910 truck. Its weight is 21 tons, payload is 19.41 tons. Motor with a power of 470 hp provides a maximum speed of up to 80 km per hour. At the rear of the 2C43 there is a heavy stop that drops down during firing.

The vehicle is equipped with a 9-speed two-position transmission and independent two-torsion suspension on all axles and a central tire inflation system. The maximum range is 1000 km. 2S43 is able to fording 1.4 m deep.

The armament of this SPH is an improved version of the 2A88 cannon, which is also used on the 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV SPH.

2S43 Malva SPH should be lighter than similar howitzers on tracked chassis (2S3, 2S19 and 2S35), as well as more mobile than tracked or towed guns such as Msta-B. In terms of ballistic properties, Malva should approximately correspond to the Koalitsiya-SV.

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2S43 Malva